Vehicle Damage Panel Technician - Advanced Apprenticeship
Course Code: WM00017
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A Vehicle Damage Panel Technician works within the Collision Repair workshop, demonstrating a working knowledge for the removal, repair and replacement of vehicle body panels to vehicle manufacturer specification. This include cars and light commercial vehicles. As a technician, you will be able to work independently and as part of a team, using your skills to correctly identify the different body panel types and have the ability to use the correct repair tools to carry out the work. With motor vehicle technology changing all the time panel technicians keep up to date with the most relevant equipment and advanced repair techniques within the automotive industry. Health & Safety and compliance requirements of the bodyshop industry.
Individual employers will set their own selection criteria for applicants. In order to optimise success, typical applicants will display a good attitude, a positive approach to learning & development and a high level of ambition.
Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.
Teaching and Learning Methods
You will be required to attend block release in the college in our workrooms through delivery from experienced tutors and guest professionals (usually 1 week per month depending on your employer) to receive the underpinning knowledge elements of the course. You will then be assessed on site by a qualified assessor who will mentor you through your qualification and assess your skills through a range of methods using an e- portfolio to help prepare you for end point assessment.
The EPA consists of three distinct assessment methods:
- Knowledge Test
- Professional Discussion (supported by a portfolio of evidence)
- Practical Skills Test
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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