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Vehicle Body Repair or Refinishing IMIAL Level 2 Diploma at Exeter College

Course description

These courses develop your essential knowledge of body repair or re-finishing preparing you to work in the crash repair industry. You will be expected to achieve Functional Skills at an appropriate level. The course is made up of a number of units that cover specific topics. These topics are delivered by classroom lectures and practical sessions in the vehicle workshop. Each of the units contains a number of learning outcomes. In order to pass and achieve certification, students must achieve all of the unit's learning outcomes, by completing the underpinning knowledge assessment criteria.

Course content

The qualification involves both the theory and practical aspects of vehicle body repair building on level 1 experiences including removal and replacement of both welded and non welded panels and repair of panels and the preparation and application of paint. You will develop essential fabrication and welding skills in order to carry out these tasks.

Entry requirements

You need four GCSEs at grade D or above (including English, maths and a science), but we may consider other experience if you don’t have these grades.


Assessment of each unit is made up of 3 components, IMI Practical Assessments, Centre Devised Assessment Methods and IMI External Testing.

Financial information

You will be required to have boots, overalls and Polo shirts which are ordered through our supplier. You will also have to pay £50 to cover faculty materials.

Future opportunities

You can go into the automotive industry or you will be able to progress to an apprenticeship programme.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 January 2016
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