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Motor Light Vehicle Body Repair (Level 3 Apprenticeship)

Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Course Overview

An auto body repairer works in a specialist garage which is dedicated to repair. The work is often divided between major and minor collision damage, and your skills will always be in demand.Your day-to-day duties may include:• assessing damage and deciding how to repair it• removing damaged panels or parts for repair• smoothing out minor dents in panels• filling small holes or rusted areas with filler• making body panels and sections, and welding them into place• refinishing the repair to match surrounding areas• keeping a record of all work completed to show customers. European Projects and the opportunity to compete in Regional and UK Competitions
  • Start Date
    2 Sept 2024
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: Institute of Motor Industry (IMI) Level 3 Apprenticeship NI Motor Light Vehicle Body Repair
    Campus: Springtown
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 02/09/2024

Course Offering

  • Site location Springtown
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Course Modules

  • Competency in removing and Replacing Structural Body Panels
  • Competency in Motor Vehicle Major Panel Repairs
  • Competency in Rectifying Vehicle Misalignment
  • Competency motor Vehicle Body Mechanical Fastening Devices
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

GCSE Maths, English & ICT at Grade C or above and Level 2 vocational qualification in Light Vehicle Body Repair. You must also have employment with a N.Ireland registered company confirmed and a level 2 in vehicle accident and repair prior to entry.

ROI Requirements

Leaving Certificate English, Maths & ICT at Grade O5 or above and Level 2 vocational qualification in Light Vehicle Body Repair. You must also have employment with a N.Ireland registered company confirmed and level 2 in vehicle accident and repair.

Additional Requirements Prior to Entry

Attendance at Information Session

Work Placement

You are employed so you attend NWRC 1 day/week to complete Level 3 qualification and will also be assessed in workplace by NWRC Assessor.

Fee Information

  • Additional Fees
  • Uniform - PPE required for workshop activities safety boots & overalls college cover the cost

What's Next?

Further Study

On successful completion of level 3 qualification it is possible to progress to Level 4 and Level 5 qualifications.

Career Prospects

Salary GuideStarter: £15,000 to £18,000Experienced: £20,000 to £25,000Highly Experienced: Up to £30,000With experience, you could become a lead fitter or technician, or move into supervisory and body-shop management positions in larger firms.You could also set up your own business and move into mobile repair.Your lecturers have all been Apprentices and worked their way from Industry to Education.


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    I’ve always been interested in construction and architecture. My HND was the perfect stepping-stone to university. The knowledge I gained at NWRC helped me understand elements of my Degree course much more easily and I was able to complete my assignments to a higher standard.
    Eva McLaughlin
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    The College gave me so many amazing opportunities, such as competing at the 'Worldskills' Finals in Russia!
    Declan Porter
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