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Automotive Pre-Apprenticeship (Paint and Repair)

The automotive paint and repair pre-apprenticeship is an ideal hands-on course to prepare young people for intermediate and advanced apprenticeships in vehicle accident paint repair.
31 weeks
Greater Manchester SkillCentre, Trafford Park

Successful learners can progress onto a vehicle paint repair apprenticeship, followed by permanent employment as a paint technician, then progression to a panel technician, senior mechanical technician or owning own business.

What topics will be covered?

Learners will cover topics that include:

  • Basic repair and preparation procedures
  • Preparing metal and pre-painted surfaces
  • Preparing and applying fillers and foundation materials to vehicles
  • Repairing minor paint defects

Learners will also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in a garage.

What are the entry requirements?

Eligibility will be discussed at interview.

What allowance will I receive?

You will receive an allowance of up to £25 per week, there may be additional bursaries that you can apply for.

What qualification will I receive?
  • Institute of Mtor Idustry Level 1 Diploma¬†


Greater Manchester SkillCentre,
Unit B,
Ashburton Point,
Wheelforge Way,
Trafford Park,
M17 1EH