Vehicle Body Repair
Faculty of Engineering, Aerospace and Automotive
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Engineering, Aerospace and Automotive Level 2 - IMIAL Level 2 Diploma Technology Centre 1 year

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This course develops your essential knowledge of body repair, preparing you to work in the crash repair industry. You will be expected to achieve Functional Skills at an appropriate level. The course is made up of a number of units that cover specific topics. These topics are delivered by classroom lectures and practical sessions in the vehicle workshop. Each of the units contains a number of learning outcomes. In order to pass and achieve certification, students must achieve all of the unit's learning outcomes, by completing the underpinning knowledge assessment criteria. Assessment of each unit is made up of 3 components, IMI Practical Assessments, Centre Devised Assessment Methods and IMI External Testing.

What topics will I study?

This qualification covers the technical needs for body repair techniques and procedures. It provides essential knowledge and skills for the body repairer working on a wide range of vehicles in all types of body repair shops.

The programme involves learners studying both the theory and practical aspects, including:

  • removing and fitting permanent and non-permanent fixed body panels and components
  • carrying out repairs to body panels

You will develop essential fabrication and welding skills in order to carry out these tasks.

Learners will also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in a garage.

What experiences will I get?

The course is structured to allow you to find a work experience opportunity alongside your college training. This may significantly improve your chances of progressing as an apprentice at the end of this course.

What are the entry requirements?

English and maths entry requirements: Grade 3 in English language and maths.

Plus standard entry requirements: Three GCSEs at grade D or above, or equivalent.

Subject specific entry requirements: We may consider other experience if you do not have these grades.

What can I study alongside this course?

This course is studied on its own and cannot be combined with other courses.

What facilities are there?

  • A large new fully equipped workshop and spray booth
  • Vehicles which are less than five years old
  • The latest vehicle alignment and welding equipment
  • A state of the art automotive diagnostic laboratory with test simulators and rigs
  • A dedicated IT laboratory with internet access
  • Specific automotive training classrooms

To find out about travel options to the Technology Centre click here.

What can the course lead on to?

You can go into the automotive industry or you will be able to progress to an Apprenticeship programme.

Are there any additional costs?

You will be required to have boots, overalls and Polo shirts which are ordered through our supplier. You will also have to pay £50 to cover faculty materials.

What do our students think?

I enrolled on this course after completing a Level 1 course last year where I learnt about mechanics on motor bikes and cars, as well as repairing dents on the bodywork. I decided I would like to learn more about the bodywork side and maybe progress on to a full apprenticeship. I enjoyed meeting new people and making friends. The practical side of the course is very enjoyable and interesting. The cars and equipment are much more up to date than I expected. The course has been fun and hopefully it will give me the qualifications and experience to improve my chances of getting a career in the industry.”

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and the European Economic Area for the last 3 years. (You must be under 19 on 31st August in the calendar year that you start your course). For any fee-related queries or further information, please contact the Advice and Recruitment Team on 01392 400444.

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