Vehicle Accident Body Repair/Paint Spraying Operations Diploma Level 2 | Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course is ideal if you are looking at following a career in vehicle accident repair or customisation and wish to progress on to a Level 3 qualification in either repair or refinish. You will learn how to paint them using the latest techniques.

Subjects may include:

  • Health and safety for the vehicle technician
  • Vehicle panel repair (hammer and dolly techniques, filling, sanding and panel replacement)
  • Vehicle panel preparation (sanding, cleaning, masking)
  • Vehicle refinishing techniques (priming, sanding, colour and clear coat finishes).

Assessment Methods

You will work in our workshops, repairing and painting real vehicles and sample work. Study will be over three days each week. You will also be expected to complete work experience in a relevant work placement. Assessment is through practical tasks, written phase tests, online assessment tests and classroom coursework.

Progression Options

You could progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Accident Repair Paint Spraying Operations. Alternatively, you could find employment as a paint sprayer in many other industries or study an Apprenticeship.

Course Summary

Course Title Vehicle Accident Body Repair/Paint Spraying Operations Diploma Level 2
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 2 range including English, maths and science, or an equivalent qualification. 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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