Vehicle Damage Panel Technician Apprenticeship Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

You need to be employed to start an Apprenticeship. Please visit our vacancy page or if you have an employer, please ensure you add full contact details of your employer within your application. If you are unable to secure employment, you could enrol on a full-time study programme and transfer to an Apprenticeship at a later date. Please apply for a full-time course as your second option.

This course is suitable if you have already identified an employer who is willing to support you with a three year apprenticeship. The employer will need to support all aspects of the vehicle damage panel apprenticeship standard. Individuals who will succed in this apprenticeship will thrive in the practical environment, yet will be compentant when recording daily work activities online.

The apprenticeship is measured in three core areas. These include:

  • Knowledge
  • Skills
  • Behaviours

Practical tasks learned during the programme could include:

  • Identifying substrates and panel materials
  • Panel preparation and application of the wet on wet system
  • Vehicle preparation ready for paint
  • Repair and refinishing
  • Colour matching

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Teaching is though classroom presentations, online activities, English and maths (where required) and practical lessons. all of which will contribute towards your off the job hours. You will also be expected to produce off the job records when at your place of work when away from the College.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is through a variety of methods including:

  • Classroom and practical based teaching including online resources
  • Practical based Gateway and Endpoint assessment

All apprentices are required to complete a mandatory portfolio of evidence that will be used as a basis for the ‘professional discussion’ method of assessment.

Progression Options

The vehicle damage panel technician qualification will allow those who are successful the opportunity to progress in their area of expertise in the workplace.

Course Summary

Course Title Vehicle Damage Panel Technician Apprenticeship Level 3
Entry Requirements

Although the panel technician apprenticeship standard does not stipulate a
minimum entry requirement, we advise a minimum entry grade for English and maths
to be a grade 3 in both. This will ensure that unnecessary additional pressure
is avoided. Those who wish to join the programme with a grade 2 in English or
maths will need to undergo an initial diagnostic assessment and interview with
an appropriate staff member to establish suitability.

Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths (GCSE) will need to achieve
this level prior to taking the end-point assessment. For those with an
education, health and care plan or a legacy statement the apprenticeships
English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3 and British Sign Language

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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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