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, Repairing Minor Paint Defects and removing and Fitting Non-Permanently. You will also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of the health and safety. Practical activities are completed in fully resourced workshops led by highly competent and qualified staff. Students must pass all practical and theory elements of the programme to achieve this nationally recognised qualification.
A profile of GCSEs at grade D or grade 3, including English and maths.
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 local and national competitions, such as the UK Skills trials and World Skill. Also, you will have the chance to get an indepth look in to the industry, visiting the Motor Industry Repair Research Centre. 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.
98% of students who completed this programme have progressed onto the next level of study or have gone into employment
On completion of this Intermediate Level (Level 2) 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 2 and 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 2017.
For all students aged 19+ please visit our website www.suffolk.ac.uk.
Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learning Loans can also be found at the above website.
Trips and visits, safety boots, overalls, mask, suction fed spray gun and textbook The Repair of Vehicle Bodies (6th Edition) (ISBN 9780415534451)
You gain great knowledge to prepare you for working in the accident repair industry and the workshops are well equipped with up to date equipment. My teacher’s skills and knowledge were outstanding and they were always referring back to their experiences in industry. On completing my Level 2 course I progressed to Level 3 Accident Repair and was entered to trial for the UK Skills, where I was encouraged by all teachers and was really pleased with my achievements. I now currently work for a local accident repair body shop.