A Body Refinishing Technician Apprenticeship usually lasts 18-24 months.


You will gain an Institute of Motor Industry Level 2 Apprenticeship in Body Refinishing. You can potentially progress onto an Advanced Level Apprenticeship.


The best foundation for a career in a body shop is through an Apprenticeship. During this course you will learn how to prepare vehicles ready to be painted after damage has occurred or if panels have been replaced. Body Refinishing Technicians are also responsible for colour matching with existing paint work and removing any minor imperfections or scratches to the vehicle.

As an apprentice you will earn whilst you learn with much of your practical experience coming from supervised work in the body shop itself. You will attend our technical college at Martec on day release to obtain your underpinning knowledge. Depending on your Maths, English and ICT grades, you may be required to attend Martec on day release to complete Functional Skills qualifications in these subjects.

Like all vocational training the qualification is competence based. This means that it is linked to your ability to perform a range of tasks connected with your work. You will plan a programme of development and assessment with an assessor and your employer and compile a portfolio of evidence to prove your competence and knowledge.


You will be paid the nationally recognised apprenticeship wage. See here for more information:


There is no cost to you to attend this course.