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Vehicle Damage Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET) Technician - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

Apprenticeship outline

This apprenticeship is perfect if you would like to progress your career in the vehicle body repair section of the motor industry.

A Vehicle Damage Mechanical, Electrical and Trim Technician works in the vehicle body repair sector of the motor industry. The role is to identify damaged mechanical and electrical components on a damaged Car/Light Commercial Vehicle, and remove and refit these components before and after body repair work has been carried out. They typically work on repairing vehicles that have been involved in accidents or similar incidents. This is usually within a collision repair workshop.

They are experts in identifying damaged mechanical and electrical components on vehicles. They may work as part of a team or more autonomously and they are usually under the supervision of a more senior technician.

They are able to demonstrate expert working knowledge in relation to the removal, repair and replacement of engine, gearbox, suspension, mechanical and electrical systems. This includes:

  • Assessing faults
  • Preparing job cards and assessment reports
  • Accessing and removing mechanical and electrical components
  • Removing and fitting non-structural body panels
  • Removing and re-installing mechanical and electrical systems
  • Vehicle valeting

They are able to remove and refit any part relating to the vehicle, to the correct alignment.

The technician will be able to carry out vehicle diagnostics utilising diagnostic hardware/software to interrogate any faults found within the vehicle management system (on board computer), interpret technical information to ensure integrity of repair. A competent Vehicle Damage Mechanical, Electrical and Trim Technician is accountable for ensuring that the vehicle components and trim of a repaired collision damaged vehicle meets at minimum the manufacturer safety and performance standard prior to the damage sustained.

How to apply for this apprenticeship

You can register your interest in an Apprenticeship by emailing your CV to business@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk.

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Study location Ruddington Ruddington Fields Business Park, Ruddington, Nottingham, NG11 6JZ
Attendance

Block Release

Start date

You can start this Apprenticeship at any time of the year.

Duration

36 months

Level Level 3
Entry requirements
  • You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a placement
  • You will also need GCSEs at grades 9 – 3 (A* – D), including English Language and Maths – one of English Language or Maths must be grade 9 – 4 (A* – C). Functional Skills Level 1 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 3 (D) and Functional Skills Level 2 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 4 (C) or above. Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.

Adults who are aged 19+ with appropriate industry experience but without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply.

All applicants will be required to undertake an assessment in English and maths prior to enrolling.

Assessment

You will develop an electronic portfolio of evidence against the requirements of the qualification. Evidence can be generated by observation of your workplace, witness testimonies, case studies or personal accounts of events. Online tests will be used to confirm your knowledge and understanding as well as an End Point Assessment.

Progression

Higher Apprenticeship or a career in the automotive industry.

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