Awarding Body: IMI
Qualifications on offer: Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Body Repair and Refinishing
Summary of course
This course is designed to further extend the knowledge and ability of students wishing to continue their study in vehicle body repair and refinishing. The course is taught in our well equipped workshops and classrooms, it will involve completion of theoretical study using classroom delivery, assignments, phase tests and on-line multi-choice exams. The practical sessions require you to satisfy practical assessment criteria using pre-set tasks with the results recorded in a practical task workbook.
This course will continue to develop the skills obtained at Level 1. At least a third of the course is spent in the workshop developing your skills in the manufacture, repair and refinishing of motor vehicle bodies and components.
The course is normally delivered over three days a week.
What will I study?
The units you will study are likely to include:
- Vehicle panel repair
- Vehicle body component manufacture
- Motor vehicle structures
- Materials joining
- Preparing and refinishing vehicle panels and components
- Using composite materials to manufacture body components
- Advanced practical hand skills
- Tools and equipment used in refinishing
- Applying fillers and foundation materials
- Working with plastic materials and components
- Preparing metal and pre-painted surfaces
- Repairing minor paint defects
- Establishing and rectifying minor paint defects
- Applying topcoats and completing refinishing operations
- Vehicle colour matching
All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.
For further information about the course and the units you will study, please read the awarding body specification by clicking on the link below:
How is the course assessed?
There is continuous assessment of practical work throughout the course and end of unit on-line multi-choice examinations.
Students will also need to produce a portfolio of evidence in the form of a folder of assessed college work gained over the year.
Your Study Programme
If you are aged 16-18, you will join a Study Programme. We will make sure you are working at the right level on your core qualification and are challenged to achieve the highest level of qualification you can. All students will continue to improve their maths and English and if you don't have a grade 4 (C) at GCSE, we will work with you towards achieving that goal (subject to specific entry requirements for particular courses). Work experience will be part of your study programme and complement your college study and prepare you for employment. You will also get involved in activities to help you develop life skills and to build your confidence so you can make progress in your career. Weekly timetables will include tutorial support which may comprise of full group activities or one to one sessions to discuss individual progress or support needs.
Who is this course for?
This course is ideal for you if you have an interest in painting and refinishing, have successfully completed a Level 1 Vehicle Body Repair and/or Refinishing course and wish to gain a Level 2 qualification in body repair and refinishing.
Progression and Career Opportunities
After successful completion of this course you could gain employment and continue further study via block release courses on an Apprenticeship programme.
Find about more career opportunities and expected starting salaries by clicking on the 'What Can I Earn?' section of our website.
Entry Requirements for new students
|Entry and Foundation:||GCSEs mainly 2-1 (F/G) grades. Satisfactory school reference*|
|Level 1:||Four GCSEs at grade 2 (E) or above|
|Level 2:||Four GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above|
|Level 3 BTEC Courses or equivalent:||Four GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C)|
|Level 3 A Levels:||Five GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C)|
|Level 4/5:||A Level 3 qualification such as: A Levels, BTEC Level 3, Access to HE, Advanced Apprenticeship|
|Course Specific Requirements:||GCSE English and Maths at grade 3 (D)|
*All applicants will be invited in for interview.
Equivalent qualifications will be considered except where English has been studied as a second language and is required at GCSE grade 3 (D).
In exceptional circumstances, applications which do not meet the formal entry criteria may be considered on an individual basis.
You must bring your interview letter to your appointment and arrive 15 minutes before your interview is due to take place.
You would normally be expected to attend a short interview with the tutor of the course to discuss the details of the programme, answer any questions you may have to ensure that this is the right course.
General Info (materials required for the course)
You will be expected to provide overalls, safety boots or shoes, writing equipment and a folder for your work.
At your interview you will be provided with a preferred Kit List that will assist you during your course. This kit will always belong to you is fully transferable to take with you in to employment.