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IMI Level 2 Diploma in Accident Repair Body Principles at Leeds City College

Course description

Want to work in the body repair side of vehicle mechanics? Our level 2 course will allow you to sharpen your skills in dent removal, spot welding and more.

Course themes:

  • Removal nd fitting of nonstructural body panels
  • Repair vehicle body panels
  • Health & Safety
  • Removal and fitting of nonstructural components
  • Carry out minor repairs to panels
  • Resistance spot welding

Course content

Learning will cover the technical theory behind all of the below operations and practical skills required to carry out these operations to motor vehicle industry standard.


  • Exterior and interior cleaning processes
  • Selection and use of cleaning materials
  • Section, use and maintenance of valeting equipment

Preparation to accept Primers and Colour:

This includes all metals, plastics and body filled repairs to accept paint material.

Selection and use of materials and the selection, use and maintenance of preparation equipment


The types of masking materials, their uses and applications.

Paint Materials:

Types of paint materials available, their preparation and uses

Paint Application Equipment:

The selection, setting up, use of and maintenance of equipment required for the application of primers and top coat paint materials.

Paint faults:

  • Identification, prevention and rectification
  • Remove and Replace

Non-Structural Body Panels and Components:

To include:

  • doors
  • wings
  • bonnet
  • tailgate
  • boot lid
  • bumpers
  • lights
  • grilles
  • body trim components

Remove and Fit Non-Structural Body Panels:

  • M.I.G and Spot Welding new panels
  • Removing and replacing welded panels

Repair Vehicle Body Panels:

  • Dent removal using hand tools and specialist equipment
  • Hot shrinking
  • Body Filling and Plastic bumper repairs
  • Introduction to Cooling & Lubrication Systems
  • Introduction to Battery & Lighting Systems
  • Introduction to Suspension & Steering
  • Introduction to Braking Systems
  • Introduction to Vehicle inspection
  • Introduction to wheels
  • Tyres & Exhaust System

In addition to these main areas learners will be provided knowledge and assessed on their understanding and ability to:

  • Maintain a safe clean working environment. tools and equipment.
  • Work in a manner which reduces their own and others risks in the working environment.
  • Work and communicate with others.

Entry requirements

Ideally candidates should have achieved Entry Level 1.

Those applicants who are successful but do not have the required grade will be expected to be able to achieve functional skills to a Level 1 standard.


Learners will be assessed on their practical ability and understanding via a range of tasks set by the awarding body.

Learners will be required to compile a portfolio of evidence to support the practical evidence. Knowledge will be assessed by a range of college set tests.

Future opportunities

You may progress onto another course.

The course is a progress route for other levels of courses offered at the college. Anyone that undertakes this course will cover various units.

Further information

English and maths will be built into your course if your grades are below 4/5.

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: 07 November 2017
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