ATA Senior Panel Technician Courses Manchester | Automotive and Engineering | Short course

ATA Senior Panel Technician

Qualification type: Short Course Location:
Subject area: Level: n/a
Leaflet Number: 945 Course Code: CR154-03
Awarding body: Generic award - no awarding body (NONE)
Academic year: 15/16
Awarding body: 
Generic award - no awarding body (NONE)
Qualification type: 
Short Course
Subject area: 
Automotive and Engineering
Openshaw Campus

What's the ATA Senior Panel Technician course about?

Automotive Technician Accreditation (ATA) is a national voluntary scheme which tests the current competence of individuals working in the retail motor industry.

Nine practical assessments cover:
- MAG welding to national occupational standard
- Bonding (non structural/structural)
- Rectification of panel damage (panel beating techniques)
- Preparation, application and finishing of cold filler
- Panel removal and replacement procedures (permanently attached panel)
- Set-up, measure and realign body structure using a body jig and hydraulic pull system
- MIG brazing to national occupational standard
- Repair of cosmetic aluminium panel
- Remove and replace mechanical, trim and electrical components

To become an ATA Senior Panel Technician, you must pass nine practical assessments and an on-line knowledge test comprising 30 questions which must be completed in 60 minutes.

What will I be able to do after I've completed this course?

Develop personal and professional skills; the ATA qualification enables you to prove current competence. Progress to achieve VDA status.

What qualifications or experience do I need to do this course?

Before you can take an assessment you must be able to prove your experience of working as a senior panel technician for at least five years, or if you already have a recognised level 3 qualification, you will need to show a year's work experience.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the ATA Senior Panel Technician course?

Once you have achieved your accreditation, your details will be entered on the ATA register of accredited technicians.


Short course

Course length

3 Day(s)

Weeks per year


Hours per week


As the definition of full time and part time can vary from course to course, please check with the tutor as to the exact number of hours study each week this course will entail.

How much will the course cost me?

You can call our Course Enquiry Team on 0161 203 2100 for details of the fees for this course.