ATA Senior Paint Technician - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

The ATA Senior Paint route is intended for technicians whose job role involves the repair of vehicles typically involved in accidents or similar incidents.

Senior technicians should be working in the accident repair sector of the industry and have at least three years’ experience to ensure they are familiar with the skills, knowledge and techniques required to give a fault free finish for both the preparation of panels (existing and new) and the finishing of panels to match existing vehicle paint.

The course fee includes registration, assessment, certification and hospitality. The College does not charge VAT.

Assessment Methods

This level requires the technician to complete the following modules:

  • Polish panel (existing)
  • Colour identification and colour variant
  • Surface preparation
  • Primed surface – flatting
  • Panel sealing
  • Panel preparation (new panel)
  • Wet on wet primer (application)
  • Three stage pearlescent paint (application)
  • Paint defects and rectification procedure

Progression Options

Candidates may wish to go on to one of our other short courses available or apply for Automotive Technician Accreditation (ATA)

  • ATA Senior Panel/Paint/MET
  • Plastic component repair

Course Summary

Course Title ATA Senior Paint Technician
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