Level 2 Motor Vehicle Body Repair and Paint Refinishing

Start Date

Mon Sep 02 2024

Day / Time



1 year


Skills Academy - Automotive

Level 2 Motor Vehicle Body Repair and Paint Refinishing

This course will give you the skills and training required to carry out repairs and paint refinishing to vehicles to an industry standard, making you ready for employment or an apprenticeship.

Studying with us, you 'll also get an additional qualifcations as part of the programme; a Level 2 Paint Refinishing qualification, giving you the best possible start for a career in the automotive repair industry. These qualifications also form part of the Accident Repair Apprenticeship, reducing any subsequent apprenticeship by one year, meaning you'll be one step ahead of any rival candidates if you apply for this type of apprenticeship and more appealing to employers.

You will be working in our fantastic training workshops fully equipped with industry standard resources. This is a hands-on course with a focus on practical activities maximising the amount of time you will spend in our workshops.

Core modules will include:

  • Knowledge of health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment
  • Knowledge of support for job roles in the automotive environment
  • Knowledge of materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in the automotive environment

Specialist modules will include:

  • Removing and fitting non-permanently fixed motor vehicle body panels
  • Removing and replacing exterior motor vehicle panels including permanently fixed components
  • Minor motor vehicle exterior body panel repairs
  • Motor vehicle body MIG/MAG welding techniques
  • Motor vehicle body resistance spot welding operations
  • Motor vehicle construction and materials
  • Tools and equipment used in vehicle refinishing
  • Applying fillers and foundation materials
  • Preparing metal and pre-painted surfaces
  • Repairing minor paint defects

The units covered directly link to the current apprenticeship content meaning if you decide to progress to an apprenticeship your training time will be reduced by a year. This will put you ahead of the game compared to any rival candidates, making you more appealing to employers.

You will also attend maths and English sessions and have the opportunity to improve your GCSE grades, gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in a garage giving you every opportunity to progress you career within automotive. You'll also study aspects of electric and hybrid vehicles.

A variety of enrichment activities will also be organised throughout the year, including guest speakers from industry.

Skills Academy - Automotive