Vehicle Accident Repair Technician Apprenticeship Level 3 | Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

Begin your apprenticeship journey at BTC by applying for an apprenticeship on our website or through our prospectus form. Please apply for a full-time course as your second option. Then, have a look at relevant vacancies by visiting our vacancy page. If you haven’t found a suitable vacancy, you will automatically be placed into our Talent Pool.

As a member of our Talent Pool, you will be the first to hear about new vacancies and we offer support with CVs, interview techniques, employability skills and much more!

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.

Uniquely, they work on and obtain a level of competence in all craft aspects of vehicle accident repair, including Mechanical, Electrical & Trim (MET), Panel Repair & Replacement, Preparation and Paint – not just one as has been the case in the past. Additionally the Accident Repair Technician is able to interpret and work accurately to detailed and complex technical repair specifications/ instructions and, at times, obtain these instructions from a range of electronic sources. An Accident Repair Technician has the ability to work in a focused, analytical and methodical fashion, completing repairs on time, every time with a right-first-time, customer focused culture under-pinning all their activities.

The Accident Repair Technician from day one embraces the need to put complete customer satisfaction, as well as commercial awareness, at the centre of everything they do. The ability to excel whilst working within a team is a key output for any Accident Repair Technician.

Click here to view the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education Standard for this course.


1 week block: Monday 13.15 start, Friday 12.15 finish- 12 blocks per year for the 24 months (not including EPA)

Progression Options

Full-time employment.

Course Summary

Course Title Vehicle Accident Repair Technician Apprenticeship Level 3
Entry Requirements

Entry requirement is dependent on the employer, but usually will require
maths and English GCSEs at Grade 3 or higher.  
The successful
candidate will also need to complete a diagnostic assessment, which will help us
plan the appropriate support required to meet your individual

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I’ve really enjoyed learning all about the internals of cars and what a car relies on to run smoothly. This benefits me in the workplace because I know how parts work when I come to repair or replace them. So far my greatest achievement has been passing the first year.

Corey Perry-Jones

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