OverviewMotor Vehicle Body Repair & Paint Intermediate (Level 2)
This Level 2 qualification will cover the technical needs for today’s motor vehicle Body and Paint repair industry, including basic body repair and welding as well as paint techniques and procedures. It will provide you with essential knowledge for the body repairer/painter working on a wide range of vehicles in all types of garages, dealerships and specialist body repair shops.
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If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. You can also pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.Find out more
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- Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
- Greater Manchester
- Greater London
- Liverpool City Region
- Tees Valley
- West of England
- West Midlands
- Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Barnsley and Doncaster
- West Yorkshire
My interest in cars started when I began working in my dad’s garage. I did a year on a Mechanics course at College before taking some time out to do the Prince’s Trust work programme, which is a 12 week course. You get to learn new skills, meet new people and gain a qualification.
When I returned to College, I moved on to this Motor Vehicle course and recently won the ‘Most Improved Student’ award for the autumn/winter term.
I really enjoy working on the cars in the workshop. We usually have about six in there and we learn how to work on a car safely and the proper way to do things. This includes working on the brakes, the engine and using equipment such as the airgun to take the nuts off the wheel.
Coming to College has enabled me to learn to do things the right way and my dad also shares his experience with me at home. The tutors let you get on with your work independently during lessons.
Once I finish College I will work with my dad and one day I hope to have my own garage.
To begin this study programme you will need…
Duration: 1 Year
- Transport Maintenance IMI Level 1 Diploma and Accident Repair Level 1 Certificate with Functional Skills and/or GCSEs at the appropriate level
Duration: 2 Years
- 3 GCSEs grades 9–1 or A*–G including English and maths and a keen interest in motor vehicle technologies
- Subject units:
- Removing and fitting non-welded, non-structural body panels
- Removing and replacing non-structural body panels Repairing non-structural body panels
- MIG and Spot welding
- Preparing metal and pre-painted surfaces
- Preparing and applying fillers and foundation materials to vehicles
- Repairing minor paint defects
- English and maths:
If you don’t already have GCSE English and maths grade A*-C, we will work with you to help you develop your maths and English skills.
- Work experience
- Personal development skills, study skills and employability skills
- Additional vocational learning and qualifications:
You will also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace, and other skills associated with working in a garage.
The programme is 50% workshop-based and 50% theory.
Your knowledge will be assessed through set practical assessments in a motor vehicle workshop environment, online multiple choice tests and written assessment.
- Transport Maintenance IMI Level 1 Diploma (2 years)
- Accident Repair IMI Level 1 Certificate (2 years)
- Vehicle Accident Repair Body Principles IMI Level 2 Diploma (1 year)
- Vehicle Accident Repair Paint Principles IMI Level 2 Diploma (1 year)
- English and maths qualifications if required
On successful completion of the study programme you can progress on to our Motor Vehicle Body Repair & Paint Level 3.
There will be an additional fee of approximately £24 for required clothing and £10 for any trips and visits.
Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.
Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.
We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 to order your copy.