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Level 3 Apprenticeship

Vehicle Damage Panel Technician

A Vehicle Damage Panel Technician works within the Collision Repair workshop, demonstrating expert working knowledge in relation to the removal, repair and replacement of vehicle body panels to vehicle manufacturer specification.

The vehicles can include cars and light commercial vehicles. A technician is able to work independently and as part of a team following a defined process, using their skills to correctly identify the different body panel types and have the ability to use the correct repair tools to carry out the work to the highest possible standard.

Apprenticeship information

  • Entry requirements

    A minimum of four GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above is desirable

  • Where will I study?

    Training 2000 Blackburn

  • Duration

    3 years - 1 day per week

Our Apprenticeship includes:

  • Flexible delivery comprising of knowledge and tutorial workshops for one to one development and support, this comprises of one day classroom delivery or work based learning
  • Face-to-face tutorials
  • Access to learning on e-portfolio
  • Awarding body registration and certification
  • Assessor visits
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IMI approved training centre

Our automotive workshop is an IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) approved training centre. The IMI are the professional body for people in automotive. 

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What you'll learn

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  • Vehicle chassis and body alignment
  • Vehicle body types
  • Tools and equipment
  • Removal and replacement of body panels
  • Interpretation of technical data
  • Alternative fuelled vehicles
  • Economic use of materials
  • Health and safety
  • Quality control

Next steps

On completion of this course you may want to consider the following options to further your career.

Where can you progress to?

Frequently asked questions

There is a minimum wage for all people enrolled on an Apprenticeship. How much you get paid depends on your age and how long you’ve been doing the Apprenticeship. Here is the latest apprentice national minimum wage.

The Apprenticeship is a work-based qualification, which means you will gain knowledge and experience in your workplace. You will complete an E-log book with your workplace mentor. You will attend Training 2000 3 days per month on block release to expand your knowledge and practical skills.

Towards the end of your Apprenticeship you will have a meeting with your training and manager to decide whether you are ready for your end-point assessment (EPA). The EPA is completed to assess the knowledge, skills and behaviours that you have learnt throughout the Apprenticeship. You will practice parts of the EPA assessment throughout the Apprenticeship. You will only take the final assessment when you feel ready. The content of the EPA will vary, depending on the Apprenticeship you are completing.

This can be between 5 - 10 learners at any one time.