Vehicle Damage Assessment - Advanced Apprenticeship
Course Code: WM00007
Study level: Apprenticeship
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This qualification is aimed at experienced technicians in either Vehicle Body and Paint or Vehicle Maintenance and Repair. A Vehicle Damage Assessor works closely with customers and vehicle repair specialists to appraise vehicle damage, assess repair methods and estimate costs.
A typical learner will be 18 years plus, working in industry and will have at least a Level 2 Automotive Technical Qualification and/or a Level 2 Apprenticeship.
Employers are looking to attract applicants who have a keen interest in the repair of accident damaged vehicles. Applicants must demonstrate a “can do" attitude and have at least basic numeracy and literacy skills on which the Apprenticeship will build.
You will be invited to attend an interview with the related curriculum area to give advice and guidance about the job role and qualification. You will be required to undertake initial assessments in Maths and English.
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.
Teaching and Learning Methods
The Advanced Apprenticeship is 24 months in duration, dependant on previous experience and achievement. The course is a mixture of work based evidence collection, online tests 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 assessed 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./p>
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
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