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Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course Location: Course Type:
September 1 Year Level 3 Full-Time City Campus Full-time Vocational Apply

What’s it all about?

This course is for people working in the motor vehicle industry painting vehicles or those wishing to gain qualifications to enhance their current job role. Level 3 is ideal if you are looking to build on your existing knowledge of automotive accident repair and further develop your practical skills.

You will need a relevant Level 2 Automotive qualification.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire You will need to provide your own stationery and will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.

The assessment is made up of three components which are set by IMI Awards:

- Practical tasks
- Online testing
- Written assignment/coursework

English and maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE maths and/or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

The Level 3 qualification covers both theory and practical aspects, including:

- The preparation and application of procedures
- The diagnosis and rectifying of paint faults
- Working with plastic materials and components
- Preparing metal and pre-painted surfaces
- Establishing paint defects
- Applying topcoats and completing refinishing
- Colour matching

Learners also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in a garage.

This qualification also forms the knowledge component (technical certificate) of the IMI SSC Accident Repair Advanced Apprenticeship Framework (for Paint).

IMI Awards

What’s next?

This course allows you to progress into industry as qualified in Accident Repair Paint Principals.

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