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Vehicle damage assessor (level 4)

Inspecting and assessing all elements of a motor vehicle that has sustained damage and requires repair.

Level
4
Equivalent to higher national certificate (HNC)
Typical duration
36 months
Apprenticeship category
Engineering and manufacturing
Maximum funding
£9,000
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Recognise properties of different types of vehicle damage
  • Maintain records
  • Use manual and digital image technology
  • Locate vehicle unique identification details
  • Diagnose safety faults on vehicles
  • Read, adhere to and apply relevant legislation
  • Use repair methods
  • Make judgements on vehicle damage, taking into account safety and cost
  • Commercial decision making
  • Prepare costings based on parts and labour ratios
  • Oral communication, listening and negotiation skills
  • Use industry guidelines appropriately
  • Recognises importance of gaining approval before work commences
  • Use of estimating software, spreadsheets, on-line databases

Full information on Vehicle damage assessor (level 4) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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