On a Multi-skilled Vehicle Repair apprenticeship, you will train as a repair technician in the collision repair industry, repairing and restoring a range of passenger and light commercial vehicles to their pre-accident condition.
You will learn how to identify and remove mechanical, electrical and trim components; assess the level of damage and repair/replace panels as appropriate; and prepare and paint the required areas of the vehicle to the manufacturers' specification.
Training Provider: Blackpool and The Fylde College
Blackpool and The Fylde College has a reputation for excellence developed through professionalism and passion for learning, supported by talented staff, outstanding resources and significant commitment to student support and employer engagement.
Automotive Training at Blackpool and The Fylde College will start the next stage in your career path to become a Multi Skilled technician. You will gain a broad range of skills in an award-winning, highly focused environment that teaches excellence.
Name of Apprenticeship: Multi-skilled Apprenticeship
Duration of the course: 24 months
Qualification: Level 3
Hours of Work with the Company: 40.00 hours per week, 08:00 to 16:30 Monday to Friday
Course Delivery: Block Release at the college, Bispham Campus, Monday to Friday 09:00 to 16:30.
Accommodation: Will be at the Halls of Residence at the college's Fleetwood Campus, this is 15 minutes away from the Bispham Campus. All transport from the day of arrival until departure will be provided, this will ensure all apprentices can travel to and from the Halls of Residence to Bispham Campus.
Support & Guidance: Both in the workplace and college the Apprentice will be fully supported throughout the entire learning journey.
In the workplace Apprentices will be assigned trainers who are specialised and fully qualified in the area they are learning in conjunction with what area they are learning at college. As well as trainers, apprentices will have a mentor, this is someone who the apprentice will be able to confide in, they are there to listen, advise and to provide guidance and support.
At college, apprentices will have specialised teachers, as well as a mentor who they will be available to contact any time of day or evening. Furthermore, they will also be assigned their own skills coach who will have regular visits to the site to see how they are progressing. Additionally, whilst staying in the Halls of Residence apprentices will have be able to speak to the evening warden or they will have access to contact their mentor at the college or work.
Training as a Developer: Once you have completed your 2-year Multi Skilled Apprenticeship, you will classed as a developer for a further 3 years, during this time you will be able to specialise in one or more of the following:
- MET Technician
- Panel Technician
- Paint Technician
- Vehicle Damage Assessor
Additionally, we will be providing external training in welding, riveting, panel bonding, Air-conditioning, Hybrid, and wheel alignment.
This is more than just an apprenticeship, it is a career! With fantastic earning potentials to be gained.