A Body Repair Technician apprenticeship usually lasts 18-24 months.
With over 32 million vehicles on the road, the demand for highly skilled technicians to repair, maintain and keep them roadworthy will always be present therefore a skill which will always be needed in this industry.
You will gain an Institute of Motor Industry Level 2 Apprenticeship in Body Repair. 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 repair vehicles damaged in an accident. Body Repair Technicians are responsible for repairing damaged panels, replacing panels, welding and accurately costing repairs to vehicles.
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.
“College wasn’t for me and I was so unsure what to do. A friend suggested an apprenticeship and I like the idea of training whilst working and earning money. I came to see Martec and after meeting them I felt really positive about my career. I couldn’t wait to get started on my apprenticeship and now I am working towards my level 3 on my Body Repair apprenticeship training.” Daniel Bradley