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Vehicle Body Repair Diploma level 2 at Leicester College

Course description

If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study programme, which will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven't already achieved a grade 4 or above. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme. This course runs from September to June. It is a full-time course in Vehicle Body Repair for 16 hours. The course is taught on week days at our Abbey Park campus. The Vehicle Body Repair Diploma level 2 is designed for those who wish to gain intermediate level body repair knowledge and skills needed in industry. It is designed to give you the confidence needed to be able to carry out body repairs to industry standard. The course covers health and safety in the workplace, the carrying out of repairs to body panels using specialist equipment, resistance spot welding, MAGS welding and brazing techniques, and repairing plastic components. Learners also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of policies and practices within industry and so it provides essential knowledge and skills for the body repairer.

Course content

Leicester College has a very well equipped modern vehicle body repair workshop, it offers advanced tools, equipment and repair techniques that enable learners gain a wide range of skills essential for the workplace. The learning programme involves learners studying both the theory and practical aspects, including removing and fitting permanent and non-permanent fixed body panels and components, Carrying out repairs to body panels using specialist equipment, Resistance spot welding, MAGS welding and brazing techniques, and repairing plastic components. Learners also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in a garage.

Entry requirements

Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. Three GCSEs in English, maths and a science based subject at grade 3 (D) or above is required. A suitable level 1 qualification or substantial body repair experience is desirable but not essential. Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.


The course is designed to give the students both theory and hands on practical experience on carry out body repair procedures and so is delivered and assessed practically in the paint shop, coupled with written assessments and online exams. Your tutors will provide theory explanations, practical demonstrations and guide you through all assessments written, practical and online exams.

Financial information

Material fee £150.00. You will be expected to supply and wear personal protective equipment (workshop uniform) when carrying out practical activities in the workshops, which should consist of black steel toe cap safety boots, plain navy all in one overalls. There should be no deviation from the colour scheme and the kit would be expected to cost between £45 and £50.

Future opportunities

This course is a stepping stone for learners considering a career in the automotive paint industry. Progression onto the Level 3 Vehicle Body Repair Diploma is available dependent on meeting the course entry requirements and or Employment in the motor trade as part of a national apprenticeship scheme. See links to Level 3 Vehicle Body Repair Diploma on courses page for further details.

Further information

Apply online via UCAS Progress or the College website. You will need details of your qualifications, a reference, and a personal statement to complete your application. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be sent a conditional offer and be invited to a Welcome Event at the College to meet your tutors, learn more about your chosen course of study and tour the facilities. You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you. For more information contact our Customer Service Centre on 0116 2242240 or visit

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: 28 September 2018
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