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The Apprentice Programme

The apprenticeship generally comprises of seven phases, where three of the phases are in a college environment and four of the phases are based in the garage gaining practical experience. The below diagram is an illustration of typically how long and where each phase of the apprenticeship takes place.

 

Phase 1: With Employer

    • Induction Training
    • Introduction to Health & Saftey Training
    • Introduction to Tools & Equipment
    • Introduction to Basic Skills


Phase 2: Delivered at SOLAS Training location

    • Induction
    • Welding/Fabrication
    • Panel Repairs (Bench)
    • Basic Vehicle Alignment
    • Mechanical
    • Spray Painting
    • Damage Assessment, Crash Repairs, Valeting
    • Related Theory


Phase 3: With Employer

    • Work Based Assessments


Phase 4: Delivered at SOLAS Training location

    • Welding / Panel Repairs
    • Engine Management Systems
    • Automobile Electricity / Electronics
    • Chassis Alignment & Repair
    • Spray Painting
    • Related Theory


Phase 5: With Employer

    • Work Based Assessments


Phase 6: Delivered at SOLAS Training location

    • Mechanical
    • Major Structural Repairs
    • Aluminium Vehicle Bodies
    • Replacement of Major Structural Units
    • Steel Welding
    • Spray Painting
    • Related Theory


Phase 7: With Employer

    • Work Based Assessments



The general duration of an apprenticeship is a minimum of four years provided that the apprentice:

    • Attends all off-the-job training phases when scheduled
    • Passes all off-the-job modular assessment at the first attempt
    • Passes all on-the-job assessments

 

On successful completion of the programme the apprentice is awarded a
FETAC Level 6 Advanced Certificate Craft – Vehicle Body Repairs.