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Vehicle Body Repair Level 2 IMI Diploma at City of Wolverhampton College

Course description

During this course you will study:

  • Remove and refit vehicle body panels
  • Cosmetic filler repair
  • Mig welding joints
  • Resistance spot welding
  • Remove and refit mechanical electrical trim (MET) components
  • Remove and refit interia trims
  • Mig brazing joints
  • Panel beating techniques
  • Panel preparation for paint
  • Basic paint application techniques

Course content

Get your motor vehicle career under starter’s orders and gain the skills to become a body repair technician in a body repair shop with the Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Body Repair.

You will develop skills in removing and refitting bolt-on panels, welding, panel beating, filler repairs, paint preparation techniques, and basic paint applications, as well customer service and health and safety. You will also get the chance to work on a range of vehicles in a realistic working environment in our modern industry-standard workshop.

On successful completion of the course you will be able to apply for a job as a technician in a body repair shop, pursue an apprenticeship in the motor vehicle industry or progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Body Repair or another industry-related qualification.

We have a modern, well-equipped motor vehicle workshop where you will get the chance to use your practical skills by working on a range of different vehicles in a realistic working environment under the supervision of industry-qualified tutors.

Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to take part in a range of additional activities to enhance your learning such as industry visits, hearing from inspirational speakers, taking part in fundraising events and showcasing your talents in competitions such as the prestigious WorldSkills UK competition

Entry requirements

To access this course you are required to have:

  • Four or more GCSESs at Grade E or above, OR
  • Level 1 motor vehicle qualification
  • Suitable industry experience
  • College interview/assessment


Throughout the course you will be assessed through observation in practical sessions, written assessments, assignments, research and on-line tests.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of the course will enable you to:

  • Gain a job as a body repair technician in a body repair shop
  • Progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Body Repair
  • Pursue an apprenticeship in the motor vehicle industry

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Wolverhampton College directly.

Last updated date: 01 March 2016
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    • The Paget Road campus, in Compton to the west of Wolverhampton, provides courses in art and design, business and management, computing and IT, education and teaching, engineering, English, health and social care, journalism, maths, media, motor vehicle, music technology, performing arts, photography and science.

      Also on offer at the site are Pathways programmes for people without any formal qualifications, ESOL courses for speakers of other languages, and short courses for job seekers.

      The campus is also home to CitySixth – the college's dedicated sixth form centre offering A Levels in a range of subjects - and a Higher Education Centre which offers HNCs, HNDs and Foundation Degrees, and also boasts an Engineering Learning Zone also equipped with industry-standard equipment, modern motor vehicle workshops, new performing and recording studios, and well equipped science labs.

      The site has a Student Hub, Study Hub, cafeteria and large free student car park and is on major bus routes.