Entry is subject to a satisfactory interview and college assessment. Ideally you will have completed a Level 2 NVQ in Vehicle Refinishing and be working in the accident repair business.
This is a two to three year course where you will attend college one day per week to learn the principles of vehicle refinishing (paint). The award includes a Vocational Competence Qualification (VCQ), which is assessed in the workplace, and you will also study a range of Key/Functional Skills including Maths, English and ICT.
On the Apprenticeship programme you could be preparing vehicle panels to accept foundation and topcoats or repairing minor vehicle paint defects.
On the Advanced Apprenticeship programme you could be mixing and matching vehicle paint colours; carrying out complete vehicle refinishing operations; or identifying and rectifying vehicle paint defects and faults.
Assessment will be through a combination of coursework and portfolio in college and within the workplace. External examinations will cover Key Skills and Technical Certificate. Your progress on the course will be regularly monitored through individual tutorials.
As well as direct employment, successful learners often go on to complete an Advanced Apprenticeship. Advanced Apprentices can progress to Higher Education.
Success Rates on courses for 16-18 year-olds nearly 7% better than national average*