Vehicle damage assessor apprenticeship

Inspect and assess all elements of a motor vehicle that has sustained damage and requires repair

A vehicle damage assessor methodically and accurately inspects and assesses all elements of a motor vehicle that has sustained damage and requires repair. During the vehicle damage assessor apprenticeship, you’ll develop the ability to identify and record damage on a vehicle and determine which parts should be repaired or replaced. You’ll develop an understanding of the manual process of assessing and costing repair of a vehicle, and learn to use electronic estimating software. You’ll develop knowledge of all types of vehicles, including petrol, diesel, electric and hybrid. You’ll also stay abreast of ever changing autonomous technological vehicle safety developments known as advanced driver assistance systems. You’ll produce accurate and detailed repair specifications and learn how to determine a monetary cost and timescale for each repair job.


Duration: 36 months

Relevant school subjects: DT and ICT

Entry requirements for the vehicle damage assessor apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely A-levels or equivalent or relevant experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 4 (Higher)—equivalent to a foundation degree

Potential salary upon completion: £28,000 per annum

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