Vehicle Body Repair and Paint - Level 2

Course Code: EA1FE580


In line with Government advice and guidance we plan to have 100% face to face delivery for all Further Education courses for 16 - 18 year olds from September 2021.

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
05/09/2022Bispham Campus1 YearApply

Course Overview

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.

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

Qualification Obtained

Diploma in Vehicle Accident Repair Paint Principles (VRQ)

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.

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

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
  • results)

The environment is very supportive and includes regular target setting and reviews.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

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.

Tuition Fees

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.

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

European Structural and Investment Funds
Council for Independent Education
European Social Fund
Lancaster University
Disabled Confident
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