Accident Repair Technician - Advanced Apprenticeship
Course Code: WM00015
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.
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 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 & 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
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of apprenticeships within the College are approved to train and support the students in the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.