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Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Body Repair & Paint

Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Body Repair & Paint

Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Body Repair & Paint

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This course is aimed at anyone interested in starting or developing a career in the motor industry. You do not need any previous experience or need to be in a current work placement. These qualifications are taught in a college or training provider and learning is by doing rather than writing lots of notes.

You will be a college-based student or an apprentice who is looking to achieve the City & Guilds Light Vehicle Body Repair and Painting Level 1.

The course is perfect if are looking for a good grounding and want to extend your qualifications with a view to developing a career as a light vehicle technician or progressing to an NVQ Level 2/3 qualification.

The City & Guilds is a leader in vocational qualifications, and employers respect this qualification for delivering the skills the automotive industry requires to better serve customers.

After you complete the course, you could progress to:

  • City & Guilds Level 2 in Light Vehicle Body Repair
  • NVQ Level 2 & 3 Vehicle Body and Paint Operations
  • Employment as a body repairer or refinisher in the retail motor industry

Subjects you study include:

  • Vehicle valeting
  • Vehicle construction
  • Spray painting
  • Panel beating
  • MIG welding
  • Fabrication
  • Bench skills
  • Remove and refitting of non structural panels
  • To fasten and fix devices

There’ll be a mix of hands-on work and written projects, followed by a practical phase test, a theory test paper for each unit and an external online exam.

This course is a Study Programme which consists of:

  • Vocational Qualification
  • Work Experience
  • Tutorial
  • Maths*
  • English*

* If you have not already achieved a GCSE pass at grade C or above in English and Maths you will study Maths and/ or English as an integral part of your college programme.

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2 GCSEs at Grade 2 (E in the old grading structure) or above, or a relevant entry level qualification.

English and maths at Entry 3 or above

Course is free for 16-18yrs; for 19-23yrs, course is free if you have not achieved a full Level 1 qualification.

For all other students fees apply:
Course fee £994; Exam Fee £77

Loans & assistance are available from Student Services

Course Summary

Length of study:
1 year


Term dates

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Study option(s):
Full time

Course level:
Level 1

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Making your application

We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

Why Coventry

From entry-level qualifications, through to degree-level and specialist professional courses there’s something here for students with little or no formal education right up to career high-flyers. Expect a vibrant environment where you can meet people from different backgrounds and cultures.

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