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Motor Vehicle Body & Paint Operations NVQ Level 3 - Advanced Apprenticeship at Training and Recruitment Partnership Limited

Course description

This Apprenticeship is about patching up damaged vehicles. From a scratched door to a dented bumper, accidents can affect a car’s bodywork, mechanical parts and paint job.

As an apprentice, you will have the choice to focus on either:

  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Body repair

Mechanical, electrical and trim technicians repair moving parts and electronics. They assess the damage and then get at the broken parts inside by removing the bodywork (trim), fix the internal parts, and then replace the bodywork.

Body repair technicians fix the outside body of the car – they remove, repair and replace damaged panels, ensuring that the car is still sturdy and safe. 

Body refinishing technicians add the final surface touch by applying primers and paint so everything looks as good as new. This may involve the use of hand and power sanding tools, chemical cleaning agents, spray booths and drying equipment.

Apprentices will need a good eye to assess damage. Each bump and scrape will present a new challenge, but you’ll feel satisfied after transforming the damaged vehicle into something that works again and looks as good as new.

Course content

There are a number of routes for you to progress within the apprenticeship programme.

You will normally work through mandatory units, this is the work you must do and optional units tailored to suit your job.

In addition to the practical tasks of the apprenticeship you will also need to complete a technical theory element. This covers your knowledge and understanding of your job role and the industry you are working in.

You may also need to study:

  • Information Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Numeracy
  • Literacy

It would take too long to go through every unit here so why not call us to find out more information on: 020 8640 6662.

Entry requirements

Normally GCSE Grade C or above in Maths/English. Contact TRP for further information on: 020 8640 6662


Your knowledge and skills will be assessed against a set of performance standards.  These standards are called learning outcomes.  Your assessor will guide you through the programme and help you to gather evidence  and develop your skills to help you work towards proving your competency in your job role.

From time to time you may need to visit either a college or test centre to complete the theory element and other specialist training elements of your apprenticeship programme.

Future opportunities

You will gain valuable skills and knowledge within your job role to help you in your career progression, see our website: for the latest industry updates.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact call us on: 020 8640 6662






How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Training and Recruitment Partnership Limited directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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