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Vehicle Maintenance and Paint Refinishing Diploma Level 1 at Colchester Institute

Course description

The Vehicle Maintenance and Paint Refinishing Diploma programme is designed for students wishing to enter into the repair or refinishing side of the motor industry. It is aimed at those who do not work within the industry and wish to gain formal qualifications through a full-time programme of study. You will master the basic repair skills needed for work on various vehicle systems and have an understanding of the related technology.

The programme will provide the basic theoretical knowledge and practical skills required by potential vehicle technicians. Students successfully completing all units of study will have mastered the basic repair skills needed for work on various vehicle systems and have an understanding of the related technology. Assessment is based on external examinations with internal assessment of practical ability.

Practical skills and knowledge are delivered by demonstration and practical assignments in the workshop. Theoretical knowledge is delivered by classroom tuition, guided assignments, ILT, and personal study. In addition to your main study programme you will also engage in GEM and GAP activities to develop your English, maths and employability skills.

Course content

Vehicle Maintenance and Paint Refinishing Diploma course units include:

  • Workshop Safety
  • Body Repair
  • Body Refinishing
  • Engine Systems Technology and Workshop
  • Chassis Systems Technology and Workshop
  • Vehicle Servicing and Maintenance
  • Employability
  • Functional Skills

Entry requirements

3 GCSEs (grades D-G), including English and maths, and an interview.

Future opportunities

Futher study and training to level 2 is recommended. Progession to an Apprenticeship programme is also an option at level 2.

Progression to Level 2 in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles or Motor Vehicle Body Repair or Refinishing.

Progression to an Apprenticeship programme is also an option.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Colchester Institute directly.

Last updated date: 02 March 2016

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