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Motor Vehicle Panel Technician Apprenticeship Level 3
Various start dates from June 2023

  • Overview of the course

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    Motor Vehicle Employer Academy

    Choosing a Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship with Bolton College makes sense; our brand new Motor Vehicle Employer Academy is supported by the RRG Group – one of the most successful car dealership groups in Northern England – as well as world-famous car brands Lexus, Skoda and Toyota!

    You’ll enjoy high-class training and inspirational teaching with even more benefits: training on the latest hybrid electric vehicle technology; experienced guest speakers from the RRG Group; mock interviews with recruitment experts from the motor vehicle sector; and access to the University of Bolton’s National Centre for Motorsport Engineering!

    The Benefits of an Apprenticeship

    Apprenticeships offer great opportunities for people of all ages; an Apprenticeship is a job with training to industry standards, enabling you to enter a recognised occupation. All Apprenticeships are employer led, and as well as providing long term earnings, they also give you the ability to progress.
    • You’ll earn a wage as you’re learning and are entitled to paid holidays
    • You can earn 10% more after studying on a Level 3 Apprenticeship than if you went straight in to work
    • 90% of apprentices remain in employment, either with their current employer or another company
    • 85% of employers participate in Apprenticeship programmes and consider them a good thing
    • You can train to post graduate level without incurring any university fees
  • Vacancies

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    We have no live vacancies at the moment
    You can also find your own employer. If you already have an employer who is willing to take you on as an apprentice, then click the yellow 'Express an Interest' button and we will ask for the employer details as part of the request
  • What you'll learn

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    The Level 3 Apprenticeship incorporates a greater level of responsibility within your daily tasks and duties.

    Once accepted on to the Apprenticeship, you’ll study on a ‘release’ basis, spending occasional days at the College learning the knowledge that supports your Apprenticeship and the majority of your working days with your employer.

    During your Apprenticeship, you will be trained and assessed in a variety of specialisms within the automotive industry. The exact areas covered will vary according to the focus of your course and the needs
    and demands of your employer. Typical areas covered include:

    • Working safely and effectively
    • Vehicle body repair materials
    • Vehicle body repair
    • Skills in removing and fitting non-permanent vehicle body panels

    You’ll also gain:
    • Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths, English unless you have achieved grades 9-4 at GCSE or equivalent

    80% of your qualification will be gained in the workplace, although you may attend sessions in College that will cover the remaining essential areas of your training. During your Apprenticeship, you will have a dedicated Work Based Tutor who will train you to industry standards; support your time in employment; and coach you to pass your End Point Assessment.
  • Entry requirements

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    "To complete an Apprenticeship you will need an employer who is willing to support you throughout your training. If you have not found one, we can help you with your search by viewing our Apprenticeship vacancies here

    We’d like to see a proven track record of very good attendance at work/school, along with a good reference from school/a previous employer. We also ask that you have a satisfactory level of English and maths and a Level 2 and/or a thorough knowledge of your chosen sector.

    Apprenticeship Overview

    Our Apprenticeship programmes will give you vital hands-on experience, learning from real life situations, with the guidance of industry professionals. You’ll gain the skills and confidence needed to excel in your
    chosen career. This course will focus on fixing or replacing damaged body parts on all types of vehicles. It provides advanced and technical knowledge for people working on light vehicles (cars and vans) in all types of vehicle body repair facilities.

    Bolton College is one of the few places in the Greater Manchester/Lancashire area that offers motor vehicle engineering training.
    Apprenticeships are the ideal way of breaking into the automotive industry, as they provide ‘on the job’ experience combined with expert tuition. The course is a great way to build on your skills and gain
    a recognised qualification whilst also earning a salary.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You’ll be assessed throughout your learning programme by a mixture of formal tests, workplace observations, portfolio building and self-assessment.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    In the first instance please send a message to apprenticeships@boltoncc.ac.uk
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    You need to speak to one of our tutors before you can Apply for this course therefore, please use the 'apply' button on this screen to register your interest. Please be aware that when a member of staff calls you our number will appear as unknown/with-held/private.
  • Future opportunities

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    Alongside your studies, you’ll have a unique opportunity to be part of the University of Bolton’s EXCEED Programme.
    This will give you a range of additional skills and experiences, and includes masterclasses; university visits; access to industry experts; and mentoring and support with your university application, perfect for that next step into Higher Education.

    On successful completion of this Apprenticeship, you could progress onto full-time employment, professional job-specific qualifications, Higher Apprenticeships or a degree programme.

    Following further study you could work as:
    • A Motor Vehicle Technician where you could earn up to £29,000 per year
    • A Vehicle Body Repairer, earning up to £30,000 per year
    • A Mechanic, earning up to £35,000 per year
  • Supporting your learning and wellbeing

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    We have a range of dedicated support and wellbeing services including FREE travel, financial support, and impartial advice and guidance. Throughout your Apprenticeship, you’ll also receive one-to-one support from your dedicated Work Based Tutor, helping you to achieve your ambitions
  • Why choose us?

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    We’re an elite College, and part of the University of Bolton Group, offering you a gateway to all of Greater Manchester’s vast range of fantastic opportunities for specialist careers, university degree courses and higher Apprenticeships.

    We’ll reward your achievements with trips to The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre and the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award.

    Our £75 million campus offers a refurbished fitness suite and sports hall; Apple Mac suites; libraries, a lecture theatre; hair and beauty salon; and a restaurant, café and canteen.

    You’ll also enjoy a wide range of events, including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations.

  • How to apply?

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    Click the yellow ‘Apply’ button on this page to express your interest.

    You’ll be asked to set up a Learner Hub account, so that you can track your application. If we dont think you're ready for an Apprenticeship yet, we'll recommend a relevant Study Programme that could eventually lead to the Apprenticeship you're interested in.

    If you have any difficulties setting up your Learner Hub account, please email learner.hub@boltoncc.ac.uk
  • Disclaimer

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    Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
  • Start Date:

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  • Time:

    09:00 - 16:00
    6.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    108 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

  • Course Code:

    SD437-L3