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Automotive Refinishing Level 1 City & Guilds Diploma at Kidderminster College

Course description

You will gain a good understanding of the skills and knowledge required to work in the automotive refinishing industry as well as theoretical and practical aspects of the following:

-Interpreting vehicle technical information 
-Basic vehicle preparation 
-Vehicle refinishing materials, tools and equipment 
-Vehicle paint application and minor defect rectification 
-Health and safety

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, however a reasonable standard of literacy and numeracy, a suitable level of general education and an appropriate reference will be required, along with enthusiasm for the trade.


Combination of assessments (task based), written and practical assessments and on-line tests.

Financial information

Protective clothing

Future opportunities

Level 2 Diploma in Automotive Refinishing

Trainee Vehicle Refinisher

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kidderminster College directly.

Last updated date: 25 April 2016

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    • The college is based in a stunning, modern building, with teaching rooms and specialist facilities on four floors surrounding a beautiful, glass-covered central atrium. You will find well-equipped classrooms, studios, workshops and performance spaces as well as state-of-the-art IT. High quality catering is available in the magnificent Terrace café in the centre of the college