Vehicle Body Repair & Alignment

New College Lanarkshire is proud of its state-of-the- art automotive training facility, combining the latest technology and equipment with excellence in training delivery. Our day release ‘off-the-job’ Vehicle Body Repair and Alignment Training programme in conjunction with our ‘on-the-job’ workplace training programme combines to produce a well-rounded, technically competent automotive professional at the end of the Modern Apprenticeships programme.
3 - 3.5 yrs Motherwell Campus Starting from: Various
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Course Information

01 What the student receives
  • Level 2 VRQ Technical Certificate in Vehicle Body Repair and Alignment
  • Level 3 VRQ Technical Certificate in Vehicle Body Repair and Alignment
  • Level 3 S/NVQ Certificate in Vehicle Body Repair and Alignment
  • Core/Key Skills Qualifications
  • IMI Sector Skills Council Modern Apprenticeships Completion Certificate
02 What’s covered

During the course of the programme apprentices will gain the knowledge and skills required to help them become competent technicians in the workplace. Topics covered begin with workplace safety, engineering skills and leading to remove and refit fixed body panels, major panel repair, MIG/MAG welding, MIG brazing, spot welding, bonding, aluminium repair and rectifying body misalignment.

03 Career Prospects on completion

Completion of the apprenticeship could lead to progressing towards Senior Panel Technician, Bodyshop Supervisor, or Bodyshop Manager.

04 Entry Requirements

Candidates must be employed within the automotive repair industry and working in the area of vehicle body repair. We advise candidates have an SCQF level 4 in English, Maths and a science subject.

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