Vehicle Damage Mechanical, Electrical and Trim Technician Apprenticeship

On a vehicle damage assessor apprenticeship you’ll inspect and assess all elements of a motor vehicle that has sustained damage and requires repair.

A vehicle damage assessor thoroughly and precisely inspects and analyses all elements of a motor vehicle that has been damaged and requires repair. You’ll learn how to analyse and record vehicle damage, as well as which components should be repaired or replaced in this job.

You’ll learn how to evaluate and price automobile repairs manually, as well as how to use computerised estimating tools. In addition, you’ll learn about numerous types of vehicles, such as gasoline, diesel, electric, and hybrids.

You will also be informed of the ever-changing autonomous automobile safety upgrades known as advanced driver assistance systems. In addition, you’ll learn how to write exact and detailed repair specifications, as well as how to determine the monetary cost and duration for each repair procedure.

What you’ll learn

On a vehicle damage assessor apprenticeship, you’ll learn to:

  • Use both manual and digital imaging techniques.
  • Locate the vehicle’s unique identification information.
  • Read, follow, and put relevant legislation into action.
  • Make use of repair processes.
  • Make car-damage choices while keeping safety and cost in mind.
  • Making business choices
  • Adhere to industry best practises.

What you’ll do

Your day-to-day tasks on a vehicle damage assessor apprenticeship could be to:

  • Inspect and assess all elements of a motor vehicle that has sustained damage and requires repair.
  • Producing accurate estimates to carry out a repair jobs.

Entry requirements

You’ll usually need:

  • Depending on employer, but likely A-levels or equivalent or relevant experience.

Assessment methods

The End Point Assessment consists of two distinct assessment methods:

  • Observation with questioning.
  • Multiple Choice Test.

Working environment

You could work in a workshop or at a garage.

You may need to wear protective clothing.

Career path and progression

You could also set up your own consultancy business.

Key facts

Duration: 36 months

Relevant school subjects: DT, maths and ICT

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely A-levels or equivalent or relevant experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 4 (Higher)—equivalent to a foundation degree

Potential salary upon completion: £28,000 per annum

Apprenticeship Standard

More information about the Level 4 Vehicle Damage Assessor Apprenticeship standard can be found here.

Apprenticeship End Point Assessment

For more information about the End Point Assessment Process, please read the Institute of Apprenticeships’ information page.

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