Automotive Paint Refinishing IMI Level 3 Diploma - City of Wolverhampton College

Automotive Paint Refinishing IMI Level 3 Diploma

Automotive Paint Refinishing IMI Level 3 Diploma

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Automotive Paint Refinishing IMI Level 3 Diploma

The Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Refinishing will give you the technical skills and essential knowledge needed to become a vehicle body and paint operator working on a wide range of vehicles in all types of garages, dealerships and specialist body and paint businesses.

You will learn how to identify and rectify paint defects and faults, mix and match paint colours, and carry out complete refinishing operations, as well as a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in a garage.

On completion of the course you will be able to enter the industry as a vehicle body refinisher or progress onto a Level 4 Automotive Management qualification.

To access this course you are required to have:

  • A relevant Level 2 automotive qualification OR
  • Suitable industry experience
  • All applicants will be required to attend an interview/assessment with a member of the college's admissions team 

During the course you will study the following modules:

  • Use of refinishing tools and equipment
  • Prepare and prime plastic component
  • Prepare and apply top coat to plastic component
  • Prepare surface to receive foundation materials
  • Rectify paint defect
  • Perform a complete refinishing operation
  • Mix and match non-metallic finishes
  • Mix and match metallic or mica finishes

By studying this course you will:

  • Learn about full vehicle body refinishing systems
  • Gain an understanding of the various advanced paint application techniques
  • Understand and rectify paint faults
  • Learn about the health and safety associated with running/working in a body repair workshop
  • Improve your customer service skills

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

Successful completion of the course will enable you to:

  • Enter the industry as a vehicle body refinisher
  • Progress onto a Level 4 Automotive Management qualification
  • Move on to an advanced apprenticeship
  • Start your own SMART repair business


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