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Bus and Coach Body Cladding

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What this apprenticeship teaches you

The Bus and Coach Body Cladding apprenticeships provide prospective body cladding technicians with the necessary skills and knowledge to carry out the role of a modern body repair technician.

Examples of the units covered are:

  • Contributing to safe working practices in bus/coach engineering and maintenance
  • Achieving effective working relationships with colleagues
  • Conduct inspection of buses/coaches
  • Carry out scheduled mechanical maintenance on buses/coaches
  • Carrying out scheduled body maintenance on buses/coaches
  • Assessing body damage
  • Repairing damage
  • Setting out and assembling bus/coach body components

Why choose this apprenticeship

The apprentice will be assessed through practical observations both in the workplace and at GTG Training. They will also complete online tests and be expected to submit job card evidence. The apprentice will undertake vocational training in the workplace and will attend GTG Training's purpose-built motor vehicle workshop on a block release basis for underpinning knowledge and practical training.

How the apprenticeship works

When studying a motor vehicle qualification, the apprentice will be assessed on various stages of parts department technology, including health and safety, customer service, general department tasks and operating computer-based programmes. They will develop the skill required to deal with customer requests from start to finish as well as maintaining stock control.

Our Automotive Bus and Coach Body Cladding apprenticeships can be government-funded and are designed for candidates who do not hold a formal qualification.

How the assessment works

When studying a motor vehicle qualification, the apprentice will be assessed on various stages of technology and maintenance, including health and safety, engineering skills, going on to learn about frame and structural components, glazing and door units and body furniture that will include hardware, exterior and interior claddings.

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