WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Are you looking for an opportunity to earn while you learn? Then an apprenticeship is right for you! On an apprenticeship you can: • Gain training whilst you are employed and earning a wage • Achieve nationally recognised qualifications • Benefit from coaching and mentoring from industry professionals • Enhance your career prospects. We offer a structured training programme for those in employment who want to learn and we work with employers to recruit Apprentices seeking an Apprenticeship placement. If you don’t think you have the necessary ‘work-ready skills’, we also offer Traineeships. This course provides the essential work preparation training, English, Maths and work experience needed to secure your Apprenticeship place.

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Location: Central Campus

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FORMAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You will need to be aged 16 years or over and must be working or applying to work with a company that have agreed that you will be working as an apprentice for this Apprenticeship programme.
For the Level 3 Advanced programme you will have achieved the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Vehicle Body & Paint.
You will undertake a diagnostic assessment for both Maths and English and a free writing exercise prior to enrolment and gain Level 1in both subject areas.
If you have passed Maths and English GCSE with a Grade A* to C (Grade 4 or above) or functional key skills at Level 2, and can evidence this with certificate/s, you will not need to take the Maths and English functional skills qualification within the Apprenticeship programme.

WHAT DOES THE COURSE INVOLVE?

As a vehicle paint technician you will learn how to apply paint and finishes to a vehicle which has recently been repaired by the vehicle body technician. You will learn how to recognise the various materials used on vehicles and the prep that is needed to be done before applying the paints and finishes. It is a skilled job and you will be taught how to estimate costs accurately as well as being given a thorough briefing in health and safety.

The Level 2 Intermediate course will allow you to build a foundation of skills which are needed to be successful. You will work through a variety of modules to gain the experience and skills needed to succeed. There are a wide range of units which you will study, and these include:
• Health, safety and housekeeping in an automotive environment
• Supporting roles in the automotive environment
• Removing and fitting non permanently fixed body panels

On successful completion of the course you will achieve the following qualifications:
Level 2 Diploma in Accident Repair Paint Principles
Level 2 Diploma in Accident Repair Paint Competence
Functional Skills Maths Level 1
Functional Skills English Level 1
Functional Skills ICT Level 1
Employment Rights and Responsibilities
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
Apprenticeship Achievement Certificate

The Level 3 Advanced programme usually lasts 24 months and you will play a key role in working with cars, vans, motorcycles and larger vehicles which are damaged in accidents, and will be taken to a body repair workshop where you will be employed. As a technician you will complete the process from the start to finish, and in some cases you may have specialised roles and work on one part of the repair process.

This course will allow you to build a foundation of skills which are needed to be successful. You will work through a variety of modules to gain the experience and skills needed to succeed. There are a wide range of units which you will study, and these include:
• Ensuring all parts are stripped from the vehicle in order for it to be painted
• Sanding down relevant areas and adjoining areas for blending
• Masking out areas that will need to be treated
• Etching and priming the area to be treated
• Selecting, mixing and matching colour

On successful completion of the course you will achieve the following qualifications:
Level 3 Diploma in Accident Repair Paint Competence
Level 3 Diploma in Accident Repair Paint Principles
Functional Skills Maths Level 2
Functional Skills English Level 2
Functional Skills ICT Level 2
Employment Rights and Responsibilities
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
Apprenticeship Achievement Certificate

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

All learners will have a dedicated trainer/assessor who will plan learning and assessments with you. The assessment methods used will include the following:
• Observation and assessment in the workplace
• Exams
• Course work
• Portfolio of evidence
• Witness Testimony

You will attend college one day per week and you will receive regular workplace assessments which will assess competency. You will be required to sit a number of exams during the programme in addition to creating a portfolio of learning.

20% of the training will be delivered off the job and this can include:
Simulation, online learning or training from employers, shadowing, mentoring, industry visits, attendance at competitions and support in writing assignments.

WHERE CAN I GO NEXT?

You will progress within the workplace.

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