Course Code: WM00015 Accident Repair Technician - Advanced Apprenticeship Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration Anytime Bispham Campus Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course Summary A motor vehicle Accident Repair Technician repairs all elements of a vehicle after it has sustained some type of collision damage. These range from small damage through to heavily impacted types of damage requiring complex and detailed repair or replacement of major structural elements of the vehicle. Typically, the Accident Repair Technician works in a modern highly technical workshop-type environment, working on a broad range of vehicles from cars and car derived vans to light commercial vehicles. Entry Requirements There are no mandatory entry requirements. Applicants must demonstrate a “can do" attitude and have good basic numeracy and literacy skills. To be an apprentice you need to be working a minimum of 30 hours per week in the related occupation of your chosen apprenticeship and be at least 16 years old. Our Skills Coaches and Careers team can support you with this and we often have a good selection of employers looking to recruit an apprentice Learning and Teaching Methods The Advanced Apprenticeship is 28 months in duration, dependant on previous experience and achievement. The course is a mixture of work based evidence collection and written question and answer papers. All evidence is collected and stored on an e-portfolio to allow you to work at your own pace. You will be observed in the workplace by your subject specialist Skills Coach. You will be required to complete 20% off the job training during your time on programme. College attendance is on a block release basis at Blackpool and The Fylde College. You will complete an end point assessment which will include a practical inspection of your skills and behaviours and a knowledge test to confirm underpinning knowledge gained. Industry Placement and Field Trips You will work at least 30 hours per week in a vehicle accident repair organisation. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment Methods By the end of the apprenticeship, you will be able to demonstrate your skills, knowledge and behaviour in the following areas: - You will work on and obtain a level of competence in all craft aspects of vehicle accident repair, including Mechanical, Electrical & Trim (MET); Panel Repair & Replacement; Preparation and Paint – not just one as has been the case in the past. Additionally the Accident Repair Technician is able to interpret and work accurately to detailed and complex technical repair specifications / instructions and, at times, obtain these instructions from a range of electronic sources. An Accident Repair Technician has the ability to work in a focused, analytical and methodical fashion, completing repairs on time, every time with a right-first-time, customer focused culture under-pinning all their activities. The Accident Repair Technician from day one embraces the need to put complete customer satisfaction, as well as commercial awareness, at the centre of everything they do. The ability to excel whilst working within a team is a key output for any Accident Repair Technician. Other Costs and Equipment Needed No equipment is needed upon enrolment, but you may be expected to purchase your own trade specific equipment as the course progresses. Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions. Career Options and Progression You may specialise in any of the disciplines covered through the completion of this course. Possible enrolment onto the Assessors of Accident Damaged Vehicles course.