This programme is designed to build on students’ knowledge and skills developed at introductory level. Students continue to study and develop a wide range of skills required for seeking employment as a body repair technician within the motor vehicle industry.
The course covers advanced techniques gained at introductory level on repairing body panels, fitting new panels, welding and fabrication of vehicle bodies and combines both theory and practical work. This intermediate course runs for 35 weeks from September to June.
● This course covers fixing crash damaged cars to repairing the smallest dent.
● You will be working with highly skilled industry trained staff using up-to-date equipment and products E.G. Car-o-liner Jig equipment for Crash damaged vehicle. Welding with the latest MIG braze equipment.
● You will experience a realistic working environment working on road going cars
● Specialist industry visits to the Motor Show, Skills Shows, Go-karting and other college enrichment activities.
● Strong links with local and high profile employers,
● Previous students have gained employment with local employers e.g.
● Apprenticeships with Pentagon , Stoneace, and Fix auto
● Guest speakers from industry professionals on a range of new products from Colourtone, Devilbiss, 3M, Farecla, HB Body and Lechler, Mirka
● Recognised awarding body The institute of the motor industry
● You will learn a range of skills from MIG welding metal fabrication use of hand tools and specialist body repair tools within the safe college working environment.
● Practical task Panels removal, repairs to doors wings bonnets tailgates, trim work, glass removal, bumper repairs plus other units, dent filling , stripping and rebuilding vehicle interiors
● Mechanical electrical trim ( M.E.T.) work
● Undertake exclusive and diverse project repair work on classic cars, modern cars incorporating traditional and advanced skill sets.
L1 Certificate in Vehicle Body Repair, plus at least Entry 3 functional skills in English and maths.
Throughout the duration of this course, practical and theory aspects of the course are delivered. You will complete an online assessment at the end of each unit to check you’ve learnt the appropriate knowledge. You’ll also be building up a portfolio of evidence of your practical tasks on the Institute of the Motor industry’s online Eportfolio system.
By achieving this qualification you could take up employment in the automotive body repair sector or you could further your studies in a vehicle body technician apprenticeship.