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Start Date: Mon, 01/07/2019
The Apprenticeship Standard and Assessment Plan can be found here.
Written by employers, the Vehicle Damage Paint Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard is suitable for aspiring technicians looking to specialise in accident repair. Apprentices can gain expertise in the general principles of spray painting technology, paint composition, paint mixing and the various methods of paint spraying vehicles.
Designed with different learning styles in mind, IMI’s solution ensures Apprentices are fully engaged and prepared for their End-Point Assessment (EPA). This new standard is suited to those who would have typically undertaken the Level 3 Vehicle Body and Paint – Body Refinishing framework.
A Vehicle Damage Paint Technician works in the vehicle body repair sector of the motor industry. The role is to prepare, spray and finish vehicles that have been involved in collisions and other incidents, in an efficient manner. The vehicles can include cars/light commercial vehicles. This includes ensuring correct colour match and final finish to the company's and customer's exacting standards. This is usually within a collision repair workshop or smart repair workshop/mobile repair micro-business, working alongside another fully qualified Paint Technician.
It is expected that it will typically take three years for the Apprentice to attain the required level of competence in the workplace, although it may be less if the individual already has significant training and practical experience.
NCR Bodyshops Ltd, DLG auto services, Barretts of Canterbury, JLR (Jaguar Landrover), Ford, Thatcham Research, Aviva, NCRC, LV insurance, Solusarc, Akzonobel, PPG
Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their Apprentices. It is recommended that the Learner demonstrates the following qualities during the selection process:
English and Maths at Level 2 (or equivalent) is required to be held by the Learner prior to the EPA. IMI provides solutions to any Apprentice that does not have a L2 (or equivalent) in Maths or English at the outset.
There are no requirements for formative assessment. However, employers are recommending that, in addition to the formal EPA gateway, there are also on-programme gateways in place. The on-programme gateways can be used to review the Apprentice’s knowledge, skills and behaviour, as set out by the gateway criteria. This will also confirm that the Apprentice is meeting expectations at the EPA gateway prior to their EPA.
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