Level 1 Motor Vehicle Body Repair and Paint Refinishing

Start Date

Mon Sep 02 2024

Day / Time



1 year


Skills Academy - Automotive

Level 1 Motor Vehicle Body Repair and Paint Refinishing

Motor vehicle technicians repair all types of vehicles including cars, vans, motorbikes and heavy vehicles like coaches and lorries. They work on all areas of vehicle repair from accident damage, restorations to custom body and paintwork.

If you are enthusiastic about cars and fancy a career in vehicle accident repair or vehicle customising this course will help you to start to the build the skills and knowledge you need.You'll get the technical skills you need to be a technician, working on a wide range of vehicles in all types of garages, dealerships and specialist repair shops.

Working in our fantastic training workshops equipped with industry standard kit, you'll enjoy lots of practical activities. 

During the first six weeks, you'll experience a range of different aspects of the automotive industry including mechanical, servicing, body repair and paint refinishing. You'll then have the opportunity to choose a specialism to continue in. 

Modules will include:

  • Health and safety practices in vehicle maintenance
  • Tools, equipment and materials for vehicle maintenance
  • Applying engineering techniques in an automotive environment
  • Vehicle body repair techniques
  • Vehicle fabrication and welding
  • All aspects of paint refinishing
  • Moving loads and vehicle jacking

The units covered link to the current apprenticeship standards meaing if you choose to progress to an apprenticeship you will be up to speed on the skills employers look for. 

As part of the course you will also study:

  • Maths and English sessions and have the opportunity to improve your GCSE grades
  • Health and safety in the workplace
  • Key behavioural skills required in a working garage such as team work and communication.

Skills Academy - Automotive