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Motor Vehicle Body Repair & Paint Intermediate (Level 2)

This Level 2 qualification will cover the technical needs for today’s motor vehicle Body and Paint repair industry, including basic body repair and welding as well as paint techniques and procedures. It will provide you with essential knowledge for the body repairer/painter working on a wide range of vehicles in all types of garages, dealerships and specialist body repair shops.


Entry requirements

To begin this study programme you will need... 

Duration: 1 Year
  • Transport Maintenance IMI Level 1 Diploma and Accident Repair Level 1 Certificate with Functional Skills and/or GCSEs at the appropriate level
Duration: 2 Years
  • 3 GCSEs grades 9–1 or A*–G including English and maths and a keen interest in motor vehicle technologies

Course content

  • Subject units:
    • Removing and fitting non-welded, non-structural body panels
    • Removing and replacing non-structural body panels
    • Repairing non-structural body panels
    • MIG and Spot welding
    • Preparing metal and pre-painted surfaces
    • Preparing and applying fillers and foundation materials to vehicles
    • Repairing minor paint defects
  • English and maths:
    If you don't already have GCSE English and maths grade A*-C, we will work with you to help you develop your maths and English skills. 
  • Work experience
  • Personal development skills, study skills and employability skills 
  • Additional vocational learning and qualifications: 
    • You will also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace, and other skills associated with working in a garage. The programme is 50% workshop-based and 50% theory.

Assessment methods

Your knowledge will be assessed through set practical assessments in a motor vehicle workshop environment, online multiple choice tests and written assessment.


  • Transport Maintenance IMI Level 1 Diploma (2 years)
  • Accident Repair IMI Level 1 Certificate (2 years)
  • Vehicle Accident Repair Body Principles IMI Level 2 Diploma (1 year)
  • Vehicle Accident Repair Paint Principles IMI Level 2 Diploma (1 year)
  • English and maths qualifications if required
Further study and career options

On successful completion of the study programme you can progress on to our Motor Vehicle Body Repair & Paint Level 3.

Additional information

There will be an additional fee of approximately £24 for required clothing and £10 for any trips and visits.

Funding information

All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses are still free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at

Course Information & How to Apply

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateFeesLocationCourse Code
1 or 2 years 13/09/2021 Launch our fee calculator Free for most people.
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Vehicle Technology Centre BKD589

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