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Vehicle - Body and Paint Repairs IMI Entry Level 3 Diploma at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

Course description

This study programme will introduce you to many of the basic body and paint refinish repair skills necessary for gaining employment in the motor industry as a vehicle refinisher. You will undertake activities in the workshop developing your skills to repair and refinish motor vehicles.You will work with industry standard tools and equipment in our college workshop environment.

Course content

To gain the full diploma for these qualifications learners must achieve all the planned units. Learners will also attend compulsory English and Maths sessions that will be implemented in to the study programme.Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are promoted within all lessons, to stretch and challenge students.

Entry requirements

No formal GCSE grades are required however initial assessment results at entry 2 should be achieved. A school report detailing a good attitude and attendance as well as a positive interview is required.


You will be assessed carrying out a number of practical tasks in the workshop, there will also be in-class verbal and written assessments and a number of on-line multiple choice assessments for all of your study programme elements (including English and Maths).

Financial information

You will require steel toe boots, overalls, pens/pencils, a notebook, a memory stick and a folder. You will also require an industry standard face mask for when painting in the booth (This is a personal piece of equipment that should not be shared)..

We offer a bursary that students can apply for help with costs that are associated with a course. This could be help with the cost of travel, books, materials, equipment, uniforms, childcare and examination and registration fees. To find out more about bursaries available at the College, please speak to Customer Services.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of your study programme including English and Maths your next step will be to progress onto one of our Level 1 study programmes.

Further information

You will be required to attend 3 days per week as this is a full-time course. It is compulsory for you to attend all sessions including English and Maths Functional skills.Work experience is also a mandatory element to the study programme which must be attended.Your attendance must be 95% or above to enable successful completion of the study programme and subsequent achievement.

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: 04 October 2017
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  • Start date: Next September
  • Course code: V0365
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