Course Code: EA1FE642 Vehicle Accident Repair (Multi-Skilled) - Level 2 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees 10 Jan 2023 Bispham Campus 18 Weeks / £3,345 Apply now 10 Jan 2024 Bispham Campus 18 Weeks / £3,345 Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course Summary Vehicle Body Repair and Paint Technicians are highly skilled in repairing vehicles that have sustained damage normally as a result of road traffic collisions. Most modern vehicle body repair workshops will have Panel Technicians (experts in removing, repairing and/or replacing damaged vehicle body panels), Paint Technicians (experts in restoring vehicle paintwork to its original condition) and MET Technicians (who strip vehicles prior to repair and rebuild once repairs are completed). Our expert tutors will help you to make the most of our unrivalled facilities and ensure you develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours that will position you well for local, regional and national job opportunities in this exiting, lucrative and rewarding industry. The Vehicle Body Repair and Paint industry is competitive and you will need to be at the top of your game to maximise your earning potential. As you gain experience and develop your reputation within the company you work for, there will be opportunities for you to climb the career ladder and you may even move into a leadership or management role. If you are 16-18 this multi-skilled course gives you a detailed insight into the different vehicle bodyshop roles available and is ideal if you want a career in the industry, but haven’t yet decided on your specialism. It is also the ideal starting point for anyone considering a career in vehicle damage assessment (VDA). Entry Requirements Grade 3 - 1 in English and Maths a successful interview with a tutor the ability to study independently a genuine interest in the subject good communication skills hardworking approach towards the industry. All 16-18 year old applicants will be invited to attend an interview to meet a tutor and ask any questions they may have about the course. Essential Skills – English and Maths If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject. Qualification Obtained Diploma in Vehicle Accident Repair - Multi-skilled Modules you will cover: Health and Safety Practices in Vehicle Maintenance Tools, Equipment and Materials for Vehicle Maintenance Plan, Prepare, Carry Out and Report on Removing and Replacing MET Components and Repairing Minor Panel Damage to Accept Topcoats Application of Foundation Materials Preparing Vehicle Panels and Pre-Painted Surfaces Repairing Minor Damage to Vehicle Exterior Body Panels Remove and Fit Basic Light Vehicle Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET) Components and Non-Permanently Fixed Vehicle Body Panels Automotive Body Adhesive Bonding Operations Automotive Body Mechanical Fastening Operations Automotive Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding Operations Automotive Construction and Materials Industry Placement and Field Trips Industry Placement and Field Trips To make sure you benefit the most from your time on this course, attending an industry placement is essential and is mandatory. We will partner you with one of our local employers, where you will gain valuable experience and have the opportunity to develop your skills, knowledge and specific industry behaviours further. We will help you to select the type of placement that best suits your career aspirations. While there are no field trips planned, we will take advantage of opportunities on your behalf. Learning and Teaching Methods You will be taught by tutors who have a wealth of industry experience and a passion for developing the next generation of technicians. Your tutors will get to know how you learn best and tailor their teaching methods to your needs. There are weekly opportunities for you to discuss your progress with your Progress Tutor and you will be allocated a team manager to support you through every aspect of your learning and career development. This course is mainly practical-based and is delivered in the following way (hours shown are weekly)… Workshop/Practical – 6 hours per/week Classroom/Online – 6 hours/week Industry Placement (Company – 26 hours minimum) Because this is an engineering-based course it is important that you continue to develop your English and maths skills. Depending on your GSCE results, you will spend up to 3 hours per/week studying areas of these subjects where you need to develop your skills the most. The environment is very supportive and includes regular target setting and reviews. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment Methods This course is mainly practical-based and you will do most of your learning in our Advanced Technology Centre. Your tutor will introduce you to the practical elements of each module and help you to develop the specific skills needed. Once you agree with your tutor that you are ready, you will be given the opportunity to demonstrate your skills for a number of pre-arranged practical tasks. Your tutor will assess your competence against the levels expected and you will receive individualised feedback. Along with skills development, you will need to demonstrate that you have developed your knowledge of different vehicle systems and the procedures needed to carry out repairs. Your knowledge is assessed using online, multiple choice testing and through assignment work. 12 x Practical Task Assessments 7 x Online Tests 11 x Written Assignment Tuition Fees Students who are 18 or under pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over. Other Costs and Equipment Needed You will need to provide your own safety boots and overalls / boiler suit for practical activities. A typical pair of safety boots should cost no more than £12 and a pair of overalls £15. All other protective equipment will be provided by us. All tools and equipment are provided for practical sessions and access to computers and all software required for the course is available within the College facilities. You will be expected to provide your own pen, pencil, basic drawing equipment and a note pad. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: IMI Regulatory Body: Ofsted Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Career Options and Progression As part of this course you will be required to carry out industry placement with one of our partner employers. This is the ideal opportunity for you to showcase your practical competence, along with your technical knowledge and industry-specific behaviours development. You could enter full-time employment at this stage, but continuing your studies and progressing to a Level 3 qualification will present you with additional opportunities as you progress in your career. The role of a Vehicle Damage Assessor is integral to the functions of a modern-day vehicle body repair business. The majority of the work carried out by these companies is provided by insurance companies, where vehicles have been damaged as the result of road traffic collisions. Insurance companies will expect the vehicle body repairers to deal with every aspect of the repair and this includes very detailed estimates relating to the cost of repairs. This role is carried out by a Vehicle Damage Assessor (VDA). The knowledge, skills and behaviours you will develop while studying this course are ideal for those looking to become a Vehicle Damage Assessor. To pursue this as a career, the most appropriate progression is to the Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Accident Repair Multi-Skilled. Other relevant Level 3 courses include: Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Fitting Supervisory Principles - if you are considering a future in leadership and management Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Body Repair and Paint – if you are considering a specialism in either Vehicle Body Repair or Paint, or thinking of progressing into higher education The automotive industry offers a vast range of opportunities for personal development throughout an employee’s career. Gaining qualifications, undertaking additional training and demonstrating the right industry behaviours will help to make sure you are considered by your employer when these opportunities arise.