Vehicle Body & Paint Operations - Refinisher Level 2

The Basics

Sector: Automotive
Awarding Body: City and Guilds
Qualification: Level 2 Apprenticeship in Vehicle Body and Paint Operations – Refinisher
Qualification Type: Apprenticeship Framework
Duration: 14 months
Type of Assessment: Continuous assessment throughout the programme

What you will Learn

> Understanding and using the latest tools and equipment
> Applying fillers and foundation materials in preparation for paint
> Preparing metal and pre-painted surfaces
> Ability to repair minor paint defects
> Supporting Senior Paint Technicians in the workshop
> Removing and fitting non-permanently fixed motor vehicle body panels


Whilst working as a Paint Technician, you will develop your skills and knowledge to be able to refinish customers’ vehicles when they have been damaged.

During the apprenticeship, you will acquire the skills and knowledge required to use the latest equipment and paint techniques to restore the paintwork of even a badly damaged vehicle back to its original factory condition.

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
> Vehicle Body Repairer
> Motor Vehicle Technician
> MOT Tester


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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

I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!

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