Course Type: Part Time,Employer

ATA Senior Panel Technician Assessment

  • Course Code BDU053
  • Day Weekdays
  • Time Daytime
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Skills Academy - Automotive

ATA was created to help the motor industry keep on top of constant, rapid changes in technology, legislation and working methods, by encouraging and measuring the current competence, knowledge and ability of those working within it. By providing proof of current competence, ATA  benefits both individuals and their employers.

The Senior Panel route is intended for technicians whose job role involves the repair of vehicles typically involved in accidents or similar incident circumstances and have at least three years experience to ensure you are familiar with the skills, knowledge and techniques required to repair and replace body components, including returning vehicle alignment to manufacturer specification and rectifying body shell faults.

The Senior Panel Technician Accreditation will be made up of an online assessment containing 30 questions and the following practical assessments;

ATA 002    Cosmetic panel alignment

ATA 006    MET complex

ATA 029    Panel damage (rectification)

ATA 030    Welded panel section MAG/MIG braise bond rivet

ATA 032    Rectify body shell misalignment (setup meadure adjust)

ATA 034    Aluminium cosmetic panel

ATA 048    Cold filler repair

At the time of taking this assessment you must have a valid BS4872/BS1140 welding certificate


The place of study

You will be working in our state of the art workshops in a fantastic building purposely built and designed for motor industry related subjects. All our workshops are fully equipped with the latest vehicles and industry standard equipment giving you the best experience and skills.

An interview is required and guidance is required.

How to apply

You can apply by contacting the Employers Team on 0191 490 2258 or alternatively email employers@gateshead.ac.uk.

Qualifications needed

No formal qualifications are required, however you must have relevant industry experience.

Required experience

For all ATA courses, a working knowledge of the automotive industry is essential in the respective trade discipline.

The cost of this course varies depending on your age and circumstances.

If you are under 19 years old, this course is free.

If you are aged over 19 years old you may qualify for free or reduced price course fees, depending on your circumstances.

If you already have a full level 3 qualification and are aged 19 years over, you can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan or pay the fee upfront in full and qualify for a 10% discount.

For an up to date cost and more finance information please visit an Enrolment Event, call 0191 490 2246 or email us at start@gateshead.ac.uk

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