Vehicle Accident Repair (Muli-Skilled) - Level 2
Course Code: EA1FE642
Vehicle Body Repair and Paint Technicians are highly skilled in repairing vehicles that have sustained damage normally as a result of road traffic collisions.
Most modern vehicle body repair workshops will have Panel Technicians (experts in removing, repairing and/or replacing damaged vehicle body panels), Paint Technicians (experts in restoring vehicle paintwork to its original condition) and MET Technicians (who strip vehicles prior to repair and rebuild once repairs are completed).
This multi-skilled course gives you a detailed insight into each of these different vehicle bodyshop roles and is ideal if you want a career in the industry, but haven’t yet decided on your specialism. It is also the ideal starting point for anyone considering a career in vehicle damage assessment (VDA).
Our expert tutors will help you to make the most of our unrivalled facilities and ensure you develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours that will position you well for local, regional and national job opportunities in this exiting, lucrative and rewarding industry.
The Vehicle Body Repair and Paint industry is competitive and you will need to be at the top of your game to maximise your earning potential. As you gain experience and develop your reputation within the company you work for, there will be opportunities for you to climb the career ladder and you may even move into a leadership or management role.
- You must be aged 16-18 when the course starts in January
- You must be able to work hard and maintain high levels of attendance
- You should have a passion for motor vehicles and a keen interest in working in the automotive industry
There are no formal qualification entry requirements, but you should have reasonably good levels of English and maths skills.
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.
Teaching and Learning Methods
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)…
- Workshop/Practical – 6 hours per/week
- Classroom/Online – 6 hours/week
- Industry Placement (Company – 26 hours minimum)
Because this is an engineering-based course it is important that you continue to develop your English and maths skills. Depending on your GSCE results, you will spend up to 3 hours per/week studying areas of these subjects where you need to develop your skills the most.
The environment is very supportive and includes regular target setting and reviews.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
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.
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.