Vehicle Body and Paint Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

Vehicle Body and Paint

Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship

Your Framework:

  • IMIA Vehicle Accident Repair Paint - Competence and Principles
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • English, Maths & ICT

Entry Requirements: GCSE grade A – E in English and Maths

Start Date: On-going  Attendance: Part-Time  Duration: 2 years

Framework Overview

This qualification covers the demands of today’s vehicle accident repair industry. It provides the essential skills and knowledge for technicians working on vehicles in vehicle body shops. Students study both the theory, practical and competence aspects of the subject through completion of specialist units. Students also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of the health and safety, and other skills associated with working in the industry. Practical activities are completed in fully resourced workshops led by highly competent and qualified staff. Students must pass all practical and theory elements of the programme to achieve this nationally recognised qualification.

Next Steps

Students who have completed this programme can progress onto the next level of study at advanced apprenticeship in vehicle accident body repair.

On completion of this apprenticeship, students will be competent to work as a panel technician in a vehicle body shop; following further training and development, students can progress to Level 3 such as a Technician in vehicle refinishing, panel repair or mechanical electrical and trim.


There are no costs to the Apprentice aged between 16 and 23 to complete an Apprenticeship.

The training for Apprentices that are aged between 16 and 18 is fully funded; for Apprentices that are aged 19 - 23 at the start of the course, a one-off training contribution fee is required from their employer (who may be eligible for a grant).

Additional Costs

Safety boots, overalls and mask and textbook The Repair of Vehicle Bodies (6th Edition) (ISBN 9780415534451)

How Do I Apply

To complete an Apprenticeship, the Apprentice must be employed. To view and apply for the College’s live Apprenticeship vacancies please visit the national apprenticeship website:, or alternatively if you are an employer wishing to employ an Apprentice please get in contact with us on 01473 382464 or email