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IMI Level 3 in Vehicle Paint Spraying at Trafford College

Course description

This level 3 qualification covers technical needs for today's motor vehicle repair industry, including preparation and application procedures and the diagnosis and rectifying of paint faults. It provides essential knowledge for vehicle body and paint operators working on a wide range of vehicles in all types of garages, dealerships and specialist body and paint businesses.It is a learning programme which involves students studying both the theory and practical aspects of the following:Carrying out complete refinishing operationsMixing and matching paint coloursIdentifying and rectifying paint defects and faultsStudents also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in a garage.

Entry requirements

IMI Certificate in Paint Spraying Level 2 and successful interview.


The student's knowledge is assessed by set practical assessments in a motor vehicle workshop environment, IMI Awards set 'on-line' multiple-choice testing, and by assessments set by the college.

Future opportunities

Motor Vehicle Management qualification.

Further information

Contact Course Enquiries on 0161 886 7070

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: 13 May 2016
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      The nearest bus stop for Trafford College is situated on Chester Road (A56) outside Stretford Leisure Centre, 5 minutes walk from the College. For more information about travelling by bus to Talbot Road, visit or call 0871 200 22 33.

      Travelling by Metrolink
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      The Closest train station is Trafford Park on the Manchester - Liverpool line ans is 20 mins walk to site. Trains run approximately every hour in both directions.

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      The site is situated on Talbot Road (A5014), 2 miles from M602 slip Road (Junction 3) and 2 miles from Junction 7 of the M60. The College is located opposite Lancashire County Cricket Club and approximately 10 minutes walk from Old Trafford Football Ground.