Course Code: EA1FE582 Vehicle Body Repair and Paint - Level 3 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 04 Sep 2023 Bispham Campus 1 Year Apply now 03 Sep 2024 Bispham Campus 1 Year Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryThis Level 3 Vehicle Body Repair and Paint course is designed to help you further develop your learning to industry-standards and focuses on meticulous preparation of a range of different surfaces and materials and the application of topcoats to extremely high standards. Entry RequirementsIf you are aged between 16 and 18 and have already completed a relevant Level 2 qualification, this one year course is ideal for continuing your journey to a rewarding career. A Level 2 relevant qualification is required. You will also require English OR Maths at grade 4 or above along with the following: • A successful interview with a tutor • The ability to study independently • A genuine interest in the subject • Good communication skills • Hardworking approach towards the industry All 16-18 year-old applicants will be invited to attend an interview to meet a tutor and ask any questions they may have about the course. Essential Skills – English and Maths If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject. Personal Protective Equipment Please note: Where wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is a mandatory requirement of the course, it is the responsibility of the learner to ensure that they are able to wear such equipment. Further information can be obtained at the IAG session which all applicants are invited to or by calling Course Enquiries on 01253 504343. Qualification ObtainedDiploma in Vehicle Accident Repair Paint Principles (VRQ) Industry Placement and Field TripsAn Industry Placement is mandatory for this course. You will have the opportunity to attend your Industry Placement with a local employer. We will help you to select the type of placement that best suits your industry interests and one that will benefit you the most. There are no planned mandatory field trips. Learning and Teaching MethodsAt Level 2 you will have developed your knowledge of the techniques used for repairing and replacing damaged vehicle body panels and techniques for mixing and applying different paints. At Level 3 you will expand your knowledge of working with different materials and your skills in applying topcoats to industry standards. You will be taught by tutors who have a wealth of industry experience and a passion for developing the next generation of technicians. Your tutors will get to know how you learn best and tailor their teaching methods to your needs. There are weekly opportunities for you to discuss your progress with your Progress Tutor and you will be allocated a team manager to support you through every aspect of your learning and career development. This course is mainly practical-based and is delivered in the following way (hours shown are weekly): • Vehicle Body Repair and Paint Practical (Workshop – 6 hours) • Vehicle Body Repair and Paint Theory (Classroom – 2.25 hours) • Independent Study (1.5 hours) • Industry Placement (Company – 26 hours total) • Progress Meeting (Classroom – 1.5 hours) • English and mathematics (Depending on GCSE results – 3 to 7.5 hours) The environment is very supportive and includes regular target setting and reviews. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment MethodsThe modules covered in this course include: • Working with plastics and other non-metal materials • Preparing metal and pre-painted surfaces • Identifying paint defects • Applying topcoats and completing refinishing operations • The art of colour-matching Assessment Weighting You will be assessed in two different ways: • Practical skills assessments in the workshop (50%) • Online multiple-choice tests (50%) Other Costs and Equipment NeededYou will need to provide your own safety boots and overalls / boiler suit for practical activities. A typical pair of safety boots should cost no more than £12 and a pair of overalls £15. All other protective equipment will be provided by us. All tools and equipment are provided for practical sessions and access to computers and all software required for the course is available within the College facilities. You will be expected to provide your own pen, pencil, basic drawing equipment and a note pad. Tuition Fees Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: IMI Regulatory Body: Ofsted Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Career Options and ProgressionWhen you successfully complete this Level 3 Vehicle Body Repair and Paint course you will have developed the technical and broader skills needed to enjoy a rewarding career in the industry. Alternatively you could develop your knowledge and skills further and progress onto our Foundation Degree. Typical pathways from this Level 3 course are: • Employment in the industry on a fast-track apprenticeship • Progression to the foundation year of our Foundation Degree Throughout your time on the course, frequent career and progression advice from our team of highly qualified and experienced tutors will continue. Level 3 job roles: • Vehicle Body Repair Technician • Vehicle Paint Technician • Mechanical and Electrical Trim Technician • Vehicle Valeter and Detailer • Vehicle Damage Assessor • Vehicle Body Repair and Paint Workshop Manager Graduate job roles: • Design, research and development careers within the Automotive, Motorsport and other transport industries including. • Manufacturing careers within the Automotive, Motorsport and other transport industries. • Automotive systems and competence testing careers within the Automotive, Motorsport and other transport industries.