Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Accident Repair IMI (Refinishing)

Your Unique Experience

100% achievement rate

Custom painting

Demonstrations and visits from leading manufacturers and suppliers such as Devilbiss, 3M, Farecla, Lechler & Colourtone.

Internal competitions and awards.

Hands-on training

Excellent progression to employment and apprenticeships.

Practicing with latest industry standard cutting-edge tools and equipment

Interior and exterior S.M.A.R.T. repair techniques and demonstrations

Course Content

IMI Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Accident Repair-Refinishing

In order to achieve this qualification, learners must achieve the following;

Refinishing Pathway

Group A – All units (TQT 75 hours)

Group B – Minimum 4 units to be selected (TQT 82 – 100 hours)

Group C – Minimum 2 units to be selected (TQT 20 – 37 hours)

Group D – Minimum 2 units to be selected (TQT 30 – 44 hours)

Group F – Minimum 8 units to be selected (TQT 163 – 202 hours)

Group H – Minimum 1 unit to be selected (TQT 15 – 20 hours)

Assessment: The unit assessments are made up of three components:

Group A – Mandatory Units

L1MV01 Health and Safety in the Workplace (F/508/3612)

L1MV02 Locating, Interpreting and Using Technical Information (J/508/3613)

L1MV03 Applying Engineering Techniques in an Automotive Environment (L/508/3614)

L1MV87 Knowledge Relating to Corrosion Protection (J/508/3658)

Group B – Foundation Skills

ET133Introduction to Low Carbon Technologies in the Automotive Industry (K/505/4248)

L1MV66 Moving Loads and Vehicle Lifting (R/508/3646)

L1MV50 Accident Repair Core Knowledge and Skills (H/508/4610)

L1MV86 The Retail Motor Industry (F/508/3657)

Group C – PSD

L1MV06 Preparation to Become a Vehicle Driver (Y/508/3616)

L1MV09 Introduction to Mobile Automotive Repair Trades (K/508/3619)

Group D – Health, Safety, Tools and Equipment

L1MV13 Health and Safety in an Accident Repair Environment (K/508/4611)

L1MV14 Tools, Equipment and Materials for Accident Repair (A/508/4628)

Group F – Refinishing

L1MV51 Vehicle Paint Preparation (H/507/8709)

L1MV52 Application of a Topcoat and Minor Defect Rectification (J/508/4695)

L1MV53 Spray guns and Their Components (F/508/4629)

L1MV54 Spraying Techniques (T/508/4630)

L1MV55 Primers and Sealers (A/508/4631)

L1MV56 Applying Primers and Sealers (J/508/4633)

L1MV57 Surface Preparation (L/508/4634)

L1MV58 Vehicle Masking (Y/508/4636)

L1MV59 Cleaning and Maintaining a Spray Gun (K/508/4639)

Group H – Valeting

L1MV76 Vehicle Exterior Valeting and Detailing (Y/508/3647)

L1MV78 Vehicle Interior Valeting and Detailing (H/508/3649)

More than just a Course

There is no doubt about it! You have made a great choice to explore the exciting world of Vehicle Refinishing!

Refinishing is a vast subject given that almost everything that surrounds us has a coating of some form or another applied to it for various reasons, ranging from abrasion resistance to simply decorative effects such as custom painting on a vehicle.

Here at the Tameside Vehicle Paint Refinishing department we train and qualify students to refinish accident damaged vehicles, such as cars and motorbike panels, to a high standard. The unique advantage of this course is that we also train you and assist you in developing ‘transferable skills’. These skills easily cross over into other areas of refinishing such as Vehicle S.M.A.R.T. repair techniques, industrial spraying or plant equipment, furniture painting and many more. The list is endless!

Course Format

Full time

Special Features

Practical tasks (set by IMI Awards) – 22 Practical Tasks

Online testing (set by IMI Awards) – 1 Online test in total

Written Assessments (set by IMI Awards) 22 mandatory

This is a full time programme; you will sit an exam for Group A Mandatory Units. You will learn through a variety of methods which will aim to meet the needs of each individual and accommodate different learning styles for example, case studies, assessments, group work, practical work, projects and interactive activities.

Entry Qualifications

GCSE Grade D or above


On successful completion of this qualification you can progress onto:

Level 2 Certificate in Vehicle Body and Paint Principles Level 2 (|Refinishing Route)


For enquiries please contact the College on 0161 908 6789 or web: www.tameside.ac.uk/contact.

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Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Government policy changes rapidly (particularly from one academic year to the next) which often has an effect on availability, eligibility for funding and the fee contribution required. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.