Vehicle Body Refinishing

  • Course Type School Leaver
  • Subject Area Automotive
  • Qualification IMIAL Diploma
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 2
  • Course Length 1 year

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.

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

  • Paint shop tools and equipment
  • Preparing metal and pre-painted surfaces
  • Preparing and applying fillers and foundation materials to vehicles
  • Repairing minor paint defects

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.

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

Next steps: You could go on to study a Level 2 Vehicle Body Repair and Body Refinishing Apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements

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

Plus standard entry requirements: Three GCSEs at grade3 or above, or equivalent.

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

  • 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.

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.

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