Vehicle Body Repair and Paint - Level 2
Course Code: EA1FE580
The Level 2 Vehicle Body Repair and Paint course is mainly practical based, with training taking place in our £10.5 million Advanced Technology Centre.
If you are aged between 16 and 18 and have a passion for cars, an eye for detail and are considering a rewarding career in the vehicle body repair and paint industry, this one- year course is an ideal place to start.
Designed to provide you with an insight into life as a Vehicle Body Repair or Vehicle Paint Technician, the Vehicle Body Repair and Paint course will help you to develop the knowledge and skills required for a successful and lucrative career.
You must be aged 16 to 18 when the course starts in September. You should also have a passion for cars and an interest in working in the automotive industry.
If you are a year 11 student applying for this programme, we will compare your GCSE results with the minimum target grades set for you by your school. This will help us decide whether this is your most suitable programme of study. Other students, including those from outside the area, will have an opportunity to discuss their qualifications and experience to make sure they too are studying at the right level. For some programmes, we might need to observe you carrying out certain practical tasks before we can make you an offer.
Teaching and Learning 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 aim to discover 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, with the weekly hours shown alongside:
- Vehicle Body Repair and Paint Practical (workshop – 6 hours)
- Vehicle Body Repair and Paint Theory (classroom – 2.25 hours)
- Independent Study (1.5 hours)
- Industry Placement (employer – 26 hours in total)
- Progress Meeting (classroom – 1.5 hours)
- English and Mathematics (classroom – 3 to 7.5 hours depending on your GCSE
The environment is very supportive and includes regular target setting and reviews.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
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.
Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.