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Automotive Body Repair Diploma Level 1 at St Helens College

Course description

This introductory course is designed to provide you with an insight into the automotive industry.

You'll be learning the basics of vehicle body repairs, basic welding skills and vehicle paint application in our very own automotive hub, working in industry-standard facilities and working on real cars.

Course content

During this course, you will cover the following units:

  • Vehicle paint application
  • Basic vehicle body repairs
  • Health and safety in the automotive industry
  • Low carbon technologies
  • Basic welding skills.

Entry requirements

You should have a GCSE grade D or above in English and maths.

English and maths forms an important part of your future, ensuring you achieve the best success in your chosen career. But don't worry, if you haven't got the desired grades, we will still have a course available for you.


You will be assessed through written and practical tasks, in addition to e-portfolio building.

Financial information

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2016), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. 

Future opportunities

Once you've completed this course, you could progress onto the next stage of study at level 2.

Alternatively, you may decide to earn and learn with a traineeship or an apprenticeship.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 September 2016

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