Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Accident Repair (Paint)

During this course, you will enhance your skills and knowledge of accident repairs, with a more tailored focus on paint repair.

While developing your repair techniques, you will experience automotive paint mixing and application, while enhancing your knowledge of substrate identification. You will also apply topcoats and lacquers and rectify paint defects.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following:

  • Repair techniques
  • Health and safety in the automotive environment
  • Automotive paint mixing and application
  • Spray gun set up and techniques
  • Rectification of paint defects
  • Substrate identification
  • Knowledge applying topcoats and lacquers

We will also support you to find work experience within local automotive companies.

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed in a motor vehicle workshop environment, completing practical and written assessments and online multiple choice tests, in addition to e-portfolio building.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have GCSEs at grade 4 (equivalent to grade C) in English and maths, or a level 1 Motor Vehicle qualification.

Achieving a good standard of English and maths is a key requirement for many jobs, as well as for courses you may wish to progress on to. If you achieve below a grade 4 in your English and/or maths GCSEs at school, you will study it alongside your chosen course when you join us.

If you already have a grade 4 or above in English and/or maths but wish to achieve a higher grade, we can also support you to do this.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2019), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please visit our dedicated Financial Support page.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Once you have successfully completed this course, you will have developed the necessary skill set to begin your career in vehicle body and paint repair.

Alternatively, you may choose to progress on to the level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Body Refinishing or level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Refinishing or undertake an apprenticeship to earn while you learn.

Ref: John Sheron

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Why study Motor Vehicle with us?

Future Prospects

70% of our motor vehicle students have successfully progressed into full-time employment.

Automotive Hub

We offer MOTs, car services, body repairs, paintless dent removal and smart repairs to the public.

Employer Links

Strong links with local automotive businesses, helping you to secure work experience and employment.

E-Portfolio

E-portfolio allows you to submit your work online and receive efficient feedback from tutors.

Earn and Learn

You can progress onto an apprenticeship to earn while you learn.

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