Course Overview

ATA is a voluntary assessment programme for technicians working in the retail motor industry. It has the backing of major vehicle manufacturers, independent repair organisations, insurance organisations and Thatcham. ATA is now seen as the industry standard to meet the BSI Kitemark PAS 125.

Assessment Methods

To become an accredited senior panel technician, candidates must pass nine practical assessments and an online knowledge test. Each assessment has an allocated time in which to complete the task.

Course Summary

Course Title ATA Senior Panel Technician
Entry Requirements
  • All materials and consumables will be provided by the College
  • Refreshments will be provided by the College
  • Candidates will need to bring their own protective clothing and footwear
  • Technicians can bring in their own welding masks if preferred but these can be supplied
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