This qualification covers the demands of today’s vehicle accident repair industry. It provides the essential skills and knowledge for technicians working on vehicles in vehicle body shops. You will study both the theory and practical aspects of the subject through completion of specialist units, including Preparing Metal and Pre–Painted Surfaces, Working with Plastic Materials and Components and Applying Topcoats and Completing Refinishing Operations. You will also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of the colour theory. Practical activities are completed in fully resourced workshops led by highly competent and qualified staff. You must pass all practical and theory elements of the programme to achieve this nationally recognised qualification.
A profile of GCSEs at grade C (or their equivalent) & Level 2 Diploma in Accident Repair Paint & Principles.
This study programme gives you the chance to learn and improve your skills in our modern, industry standard workshops. You have the opportunity to demonstrate your skills in local shows and exhibitions. Test the skills you have learnt against others by participating in national competitions, such as the UK Skills trials and World Skills. Also, you will have the chance to get an indepth look in to the industry, visiting the Motor Industry Repair Research Centre and other exhibitions.The study programme will also develop personal, social and employability skills, which includes opportunities to work on community projects and to explore the various career pathways within the automotive industry.
96% of students who completed this programme have gone into employment or progressed onto another programme of study. On completion of this advanced Level (Level 3) students will be competent to work as a refinishing technician in a vehicle body shop; following further training and development, students can progress to a range of jobs at Level 3 such as a Technician in vehicle refinishing, panel repair or mechanical electrical and trim.
No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2016
For all students aged 19+ fees are £5421. Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learner Loans can be found at www.suffolk.ac.uk/courses/tuition-fees
Trips and visits, safety boots, overalls, suction fed spray gun and textbook The Repair of Vehicle Bodies (6th Edition) (ISBN 9780415534451)
The College itself is a wonderful place to learn and gain knowledge in whatever field you are interested in. The staff and those I constantly came in contact with were professional, courteous and helpful and found that healthy debates about certain subjects were welcomed, since achieving my qualifications and leaving the college I found employment with a company doing smart repairs and now run my own business carrying out accident repair.