Accident Repair Technician Level 3

The Basics

Sector: Automotive
Qualification: Level 3 Accident Repair Technician
Qualification Type: Apprenticeship Standard
Course Type: Full-time
Duration: 24 months
Type of Assessment: Ongoing and End-Point Assessment

What you will Learn

> How to service and repair motor vehicles and light commercial vehicles
> Skills in removing and replacing a range of mechanical, electrical and trim
> Panel Repair & Replacement
> Preparation & Paint
> Cross-cutting
> Diagnosing faults and finding appropriate solutions
> How to support Senior Motor Vehicle Technicians

Overview

When you become a motor vehicle Accident Repair Technician, you will conduct repairs on 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.

As an apprentice, you will work closely with an experienced technician to gain a range of practical skills and technical know-how in order to future-proof your career.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal qualifications required for this role however it is preferential that you have either completed the Automotive Study Programme or have some experience of working within this industry.

Roles Available in this Sector

> Accident Repair Technician
> Motor Vehicle Technician
> MOT Tester
> Motor Mechanic
> Vehicle Body Repairer

Progression

Automotive

Hairdressing & Barbering

Construction

Engineering

Business

Teaching and Education

The Care Industries

Vacancies

Frequently Asked Questions

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I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.

Katie Shorland, Level 2 Hairdressing

I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

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