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Vehicle Accident Repair Body Competence (VCQ) / Principles (VRQ) Level 2 Diploma (Motor Mechanics) at Doncaster, Rotherham and District Motor Trades GTA Ltd (Doncaster GTA)

Course description

Practical and theory aspects of removal and re-fitment of light vehicle body panels.  Repairs to body panels. Motor vehicle construction and layout of major vehicle systems and components. Use of measuring instruments required in vehicle body repair. Removal and re-fitting of vehicle components and units. Health and Safety awareness in motor vehicle repair work shop. Working within groups and as an individual. Responsibility for personal actions taken. 


Entry requirements

Applicants should expect to obtain or have GCSE's at Grade D or above, in English, Mathematics, Technology and a Science. But more importantly they must want to pursue a career in the vehicle repair industry.

Financial information

For learners aged 16 to 25 on an Apprenticeship programme, training costs are usually met by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA). Apprentices in work placements are paid a training allowance, at present the recommended minimum is £80 per week.

Future opportunities

The course offers you a specialist work-based qualification to support a career in the motoring industry or to progress onto further education to study an VCQ Level 4 or an HND in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair or related subjects. With further training, you could continue to develop your career in the motoring industry by progression to a workshop Supervisor or Manager, or you could go onto working within car manufacturing or car sales. The course is work based which means you can earn and learn at the same time whilst developing the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers in the motoring industry are looking for.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Doncaster, Rotherham and District Motor Trades GTA Ltd have been trading since 1972 and has grown over the years to become one, if not the largest, Specialist Transport, Logistics, Business Administration and Motor Trade Training Association Centre in South Yorkshire, with Training Centres in Doncaster and Sheffield.

      This site now covers over 5 acres, having an impressive complex of eight workshops and associated classrooms, a Management Training and Business Studies unit.