This course will give you the essential skills, knowledge and experience you need to start preparing for a career in the body repair industry. This course is unique; in addition to gaining a formal qualification in Body Repair you will also complete a Paint Refinishing qualification, so that by the end of your programme you'll achieve two qualifications and have the skills and experience of both of these specialist areas.
This course is practical and hands on and you'll be working in the very best training body repair and paint workshops on the latest vehicles and industry standard resources.
What will I study?
The course helps you develop the technical skills needed by today’s motor vehicle repair industry, including basic processes, principles and foundation skills. It will provide you with the essential knowledge you need to work as a technician working on a wide range of vehicles in all types of garages, dealerships and specialist body repair shops.
You'll study both the theory and practical aspects of:
- Vehicle body repair technique
- Vehicle fabrication and welding
- All aspects of paint refinishing
- Moving loads and vehicle jacking
The first six weeks of the course gives you a chance to experience the different aspects of the Automotive industry including Mechanical, Servicing, Body Repair and Paint. After this you will have gained the necessary experience and knowledge to make an educated decision as to which discipline you want to follow as your career path.
The course is structured to give students the best practical experience in the their chosen area delivered by tutors who are all industry experts in their own field with many years of experience.
English and maths
As part of your study programme you will also attend maths and English sessions and have the opportunity to improve your GCSE grades and gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in a garage.
You will also be given the opportunity to take up a work experience placement to get a taste of the industry, working with local employers to further enhance your skills and knowledge
Success, progression and employment
Over 90% of our learners progress into Level 2 or secure apprenticeships working for one of the many employer partners including large manufacturing companies like Nissan or reputable dealerships such as Nationwide Accident Repair, Bristol Street Motors or specialists in vehicle restoration like Aston Martin Workshops.