IMI Diploma in Vehicle Body Repair Level 2

Course Code: VB2DP
Learning Aim Code: 50096898
Full-time / Part-time: Full-time or part-time
Duration: One Year
Campus: Paget Road campus

Is this the right course for me?

Get your motor vehicle career under starter’s orders and gain the skills to become a body repair technician in a body repair shop with the Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Body Repair.

You will develop skills in removing and refitting bolt-on panels, welding, panel beating, filler repairs, paint preparation techniques, and basic paint applications, as well customer service and health and safety. You will also get the chance to work on a range of vehicles in a realistic working environment in our modern industry-standard workshop.

On successful completion of the course you will be able to apply for a job as a technician in a body repair shop, pursue an apprenticeship in the motor vehicle industry or progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Body Repair or another industry-related qualification.

We have a modern, well-equipped motor vehicle workshop where you will get the chance to use your practical skills by working on a range of different vehicles in a realistic working environment under the supervision of industry-qualified tutors.

Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to take part in a range of additional activities to enhance your learning such as industry visits, hearing from inspirational speakers, taking part in fundraising events and showcasing your talents in competitions such as the prestigious WorldSkills UK competition.

What will I learn?

During this course you will study:

  • Remove and refit vehicle body panels
  • Cosmetic filler repair
  • Mig welding joints
  • Resistance spot welding
  • Remove and refit mechanical electrical trim (MET) components
  • Remove and refit interia trims
  • Mig brazing joints
  • Panel beating techniques
  • Panel preparation for paint
  • Basic paint application techniques

What skills will I gain?

By studying this course you will:

  • Learn how to replace body panels
  • Carry out basic filler repairs
  • Discover how to prepare and apply paint to panels
  • Learn the importance of health and safety
  • Improve your customer service skills
  • Learn how to use Mig and spot welders
  • Find out about the roles associated with vehicle repair after crash damage

How will I be assessed?

Throughout the course you will be assessed through observation in practical sessions, written assessments, assignments, research and on-line tests.

What can I do next?

Successful completion of the course will enable you to:

  • Gain a job as a body repair technician in a body repair shop
  • Progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Body Repair
  • Pursue an apprenticeship in the motor vehicle industry

What are the Entry Requirements?

To access this course you are required to have:

  • Level 1 motor vehicle qualification
  • Suitable industry experience
  • College interview/assessment

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