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Vehicle Accident Repair Paint Principles IMI Level 3 Diploma

  • FULL L3
  • ALL
  • EHCP

This Level 3 qualification covers technical needs for today’s motor vehicle repair industry and follows on from the level 2 Diploma . It provides essential knowledge & skills for the vehicle refinishing industry, working on a wide range of vehicles in all types of garages, dealerships and specialist body repair shops.

IMI

Entry requirements

Students must have successfully completed a Level Vehicle Accident Repair Paint Principles course.

Course content

This Level 3 qualification covers both theory and practical aspects, including:

  • The diagnosis and rectifying of paint faults
  • Applying topcoats and complete refinishing
  • Colour matching and paint mixing

You will gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in a garage. This qualification also forms the knowledge component (technical certificate) of the IMI SSC Accident Repair Advanced Apprenticeship framework (Paint).

Assessment methods

The student’s knowledge is assessed by IMI Awards set practical assessments in a motor vehicle workshop environment, IMI Awards set on-line and multiple-choice testing and written assessments. The course is 50% workshop-based and 50% theory.

Further study and career options

This Level 3 qualification also prepares technicians for the Vehicle Paint Technician Accreditation assessment at Technician level.

Additional information

You will need to provide your own safety equipment for the course, including safety footwear, overalls and respirator.

Pay by instalments

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 7 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

Funding information

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable. Find out more about your payment options and how your loan could be written off at www.bedford.ac.uk/loans

Course Information & How to Apply

The deadline has now passed and we are no longer accepting applications. Please register your interest here for our part-time courses starting from September 2020.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
32 weeks 27/09/2019 Fri 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £5421 Vehicle Technology Centre D1197

 

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Accessibility
We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.

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Advanced Learner Loans
If you’re aged 19 or over on the start date of your chosen course, you can apply for a loan to cover the tuition fees for some Level 3+ qualifications. There’s also nothing to pay back until you’ve completed your course and you’re earning over £25,000 per year!

» Visit the Advanced Learner Loans page for more information

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