This course is designed to prepare you for employment in the vehicle body repair and/or refinishing industry. 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 an electronically based practical task workbook.
What will I study?
This qualification consists of a combination of units from:
- Health and Safety practices
- Foundation Skills
- Personal Social Development (PSD)
- MET (Mechanical Electrical Trim)
All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.
Who is this course for?
The course is ideal for you if you have an interest in paint refinishing and wish to gain a Level 1 technical qualification in vehicle body/paint procedures and develop your practical skills to enable you to work in the motor vehicle industry.
How is the course assessed?
There is continuous assessment of practical work throughout the course and end of unit on-line multi-choice examinations.
In year 1 there are two unit phase tests via short answer written papers. 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.
You will develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of:
The structure of the industry and how the business works from an operational perspective
The procedures for the maintenance of tools and the workshop
- The implications and legal requirements of fitting accessories and carrying out vehicle modifications.
You will have the ability to:
Interpret diagnostic information and use electrical wiring diagrams to determine service serviceability
Adhere to business processes and complete documentation following workplace procedures
- Complete a range of services and inspect and prepare a vehicle to the required quality standard for handover to the customer.
What is required?
Take responsibility when required and be accountable when things dont go as planned
- Operate as an effective team member
- Build effect relationships with colleagues and customers.
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 and is fully transferable to take with you in to employment.
Progression and Career Opportunities
- Level 2 Vehicle Refinishing
Entry Requirements for new students
Four GCSEs at Grade 2 [E] or an Entry Level 3 related qualification subject
We recommend that you attend one of our exciting open events so that you can look around the department, the college and meet the tutors. You are welcome to do this before or after you apply. These events have proved very successful in ensuring students and their families see the best of what the college has to offer such as our inspirational teaching areas, teachers, library facilities and places to eat.
Once you have applied our experienced Enrolment Team will consider your application carefully and will let you know, by email, if the College would like to make you a conditional offer based on you meeting the specified entry requirements. If your predicted grades or career aims suggest that an alternative subject area or course level would be more appropriate for you at this stage, we will contact you either by telephone, email or text. If you have told us that you have some additional support needs we will contact you to find out more so that we can help you.