• Level 3
  • Reference AS-ART-EPA ONLY
  • End Point Assessment: AS-ART-EPA ONLY

The Apprenticeship Standard and Assessment Plan can be found here.


PLEASE NOTE: This Apprenticeship Standard has been developed as EPA Only and currently has dispensation and flexibilities applied relating to the skills assessment.


Written by employers with input from sector specialists, the Accident Repair Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard is suitable for those looking to further their knowledge, skills and experience in the accident repair sector.

Apprentices can gain knowledge and skills in all craft aspects of vehicle accident repair, including Mechanical, Electrical & Trim (MET), Panel Repair & Replacement and Preparation & Paint, whilst gaining a full understanding of industry business operations and their individual role within the business to support excellent customer service.

Accident Repair Technicians must interpret and work accurately to detailed and complex technical repair specifications and have a high level of technical knowledge on vehicle systems.  Accident Repair Technicians must adopt a focused, analytical and methodical approach to ensure repairs are completed on time, every time, with a customer focused culture underpinning all their activities.

Designed with different learning styles in mind, IMI’s End Point Assessment (EPA) solution ensures Apprentices are fully engaged in their EPA.


Accident Repair Technicians must demonstrate expert working knowledge in relation to the removal, repair and replacement of damaged vehicle body panels and both mechanical and electrical components, to vehicle manufacturer specification. Technicians will prepare, spray and finish vehicles using the correct colour match, ensuring the final finish meets the company and customer's exacting standards.

Accident Repair Technicians work in the vehicle accident repair sector of the motor industry, typically repairing vehicles that have been involved in road traffic collisions or similar incidents.

Duration 24 months

It is expected that it will typically take two years for an Apprentice to attain the required level of competence in the workplace, although it may be sooner if an individual already has significant prior training and practical experience.

Entry requirements

Employers will set their own entry requirements.

During the selection process it is recommended that the Apprentice demonstrates the following qualities:

  • Experience or interest in the industry
  • Work on their own initiative
  • Manual dexterity
  • Good customer service skills

Additional mandatory requirements

If an Apprentice has not already achieved English and Maths at Level 2 (or equivalent), they must achieve English and Maths at Level 2.

Assessment Overview

It is strongly recommended that on-programme assessment of knowledge, skills and behaviours takes place at regular intervals leading to the End Point Assessment.

  • Completed on-programme progression documentation
  • Apprentice has developed all the knowledge, skills and behaviours defined in the Apprenticeship Standard
  • Employer and Training Organisation agree that the Apprentice is ready for EPA (confirmed via completion of the Apprentice Readiness for EPA Form).

End-point Assessment

  • Multiple Choice Knowledge Test
  • Practical Skills Observation and Questioning

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Documentation for IMI Centres

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Start Date: Tue, 31/08/2021

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