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Automotive Body Repair Level 1 Diploma at Havering College of Further and Higher Education

Course description

Working in a practical environment and studying in the classroom, you will study the following topics:

  • Spray Painting Techniques
  • Minor Damage Repair
  • M.E.T. Stripping and Refitting
  • Panel Preparation
  • Welding
  • Panel Fabrication

If you have not yet achieved a grade C (or above) in GCSE English and maths, you will be required to attend GCSE resit sessions (if you achieved grade D) or functional skills sessions (if you achieved grade E or below).

Entry requirements

  • Pass an initial English & maths assessment
  • Self-motivation with a desire to learn


You will be assessed via observations, exams, workbooks and a portfolio of your work throughout the year.

Future opportunities

You could progress onto an IMI level 2 diploma or an apprenticeship in vehicle maintenance and repair.

Employment opportunities could include work in a junior role within the automotive repair industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Havering College of Further and Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 15 April 2016

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