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Automotive - Level 2 Award or Certificate in Paint Refinishing (Motor Vehicle) at Wakefield College

Course description

If you are interested in the body repair and paint refinishing aspect of the automotive industry, this is the ideal course for you.  You will need either previous practical experience in this field, or a Level 1 qualification in body repair/refinishing accredited by ABC or some other awarding body. 

Course content

What You Will Study
 

You will study the following:

Award 4 units or Certificate 12 units, from a variety of units including:

• Mandatory Unit: Health & Safety
• Panel repair and preparation techniques
• Paint preparation and application
• Plastic preparation and repair
• Rectification of paint defects

Maths and English are key elements of any full-time programme of study in College. If you do not already have a GCSE at grade A*-C in these subjects, you will need to attend sessions allocated on your timetable. These are varied and designed to cater for all ability levels. You will receive advice and guidance regarding the correct level for you.

Skills in Maths and English will support your full-time course, assisting you with assignment writing, research, job applications, presentations, managing your own finances and interpretation of data, to mention just a few. They will also help you in the future. Most employers are looking for ability in these areas and the majority of university courses require you to have Maths and English GCSEs at A*-C.  This is why the development of Maths and English is so important, whatever your field of study.

 

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at A*-D (or new grade 9-3)
OR
Level 1 Body/Paint with English and Maths at a minimum of Entry 3
 

 

Assessment

There will be continuous assessment of your practical work carried out in the workshops, and end-of-unit examinations.

Financial information

Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-18. Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, and residentials, which are payable by all students.

Any student registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and subsequently withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any re-sit examination will incur a cost.

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course

For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304

Future opportunities

You can go on to study Level 3 Body/Refinishing

Progress into industry at improver level or look for an apprenticeship.

Further information

If you require further information please contact: The Course Information Team on 01924 789111

Visit our Motor Vehicle Facebook page at www.facebook.com/motorvehicleatwakefieldcollege

 

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 03 October 2017
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    • Castleford Campus (Postcode WF10 4UA)


      The Castleford Campus (previously known as the skillsXchange) houses the College’s provision in Construction, Motor Vehicle, Engineering, Hair and Beauty, IT and some Care and replaces the training which was previously offered at the College’s Whitwood Campus.

      Located at Junction 32 of the M62 between Castleford and Pontefract, the site is well known for Xscape, the indoor ski slope whose building houses a 14-screen cinema, bowling alley, climbing wall, sports facilities and restaurants. The Campus is situated directly next to the Asda in Glasshoughton.


      A learning resource centre, equipped with the very latest in technology, is a superb place for individual study, or to relax and use the internet. The Centre overlooks the large external courtyard, where students can mix, mingle and chill.

      In state-of-the-art hair and beauty salons, including a nail bar, we are training the next generation of hairdressers and beauticians. These professional salons offer live training environments to our students, with treatments for both men and women available at affordable prices. There are also industry standard facilities for the study of construction and engineering, motor vehicle and electrical courses.