Level 1 Vehicle Accident Repair (Multi Skilled) Diploma | Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course will interest you if you aspire to work as a paint sprayer or vehicle body repairer. It is designed to introduce the skills and knowledge necessary to work within the motor industry. You will learn how to repair body panels and to paint them using the latest techniques. However, this course offers transferable skills that could find you working within a number of industries such as painting aircraft, trucks, trains and more.

Topics may include:

  • Vehicle panel repair (hammer and dolly techniques, filling, sanding)
  • Vehicle panel preparation (sanding, cleaning and masking)
  • Vehicle refinishing techniques (priming, sanding and colour coats).

Assessment Methods

The qualification is achieved by demonstrating that you are both practically and theoretically competent. This ensures a good all-round ability. Your practical evidence will be developed in the College’s fantastic workshops throughout the year. You will also be assessed via online exams throughout the year which all count towards your final qualification. You will also be expected to complete work experience in a relevant work placement.

Progression Options

Progress to the Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Accident Body Repair/Paint Spraying Operations or a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Vehicle Body & Paint Operations (Body Repair). Alternatively, you could find employment in the automotive trade at an entry level, study an apprenticeship or progress on to a course of your choice (pending an interview).

Course Summary

Course Title Level 1 Vehicle Accident Repair (Multi Skilled) Diploma
Entry Requirements

You need GCSEs in the 3 to 1 range, or other equivalent qualifications in a related subject. You need a positive attitude, as well as the enthusiasm to complete the programme and progress. You will be invited to attend an informal discussion to

assess your suitability for the course. You will need safety boots and overalls which can be purchased at enrolment if required.

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I’ve really enjoyed learning all about the internals of cars and what a car relies on to run smoothly. This benefits me in the workplace because I know how parts work when I come to repair or replace them. So far my greatest achievement has been passing the first year.

Corey Perry-Jones

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