Motor vehicle body repair and paint is a very specialist area, where demand for skilled technicians is high and salaries can be very rewarding. The skills are transferable to other sectors, so you could take your qualification and move into the boat painting industry, where you could work around the world.
To become a qualified technician you must complete the Level 1 and 2 qualifications. At Level 2 you can choose to specialise in body repair or paint repair. Funding is available for school leavers for three years, so you could choose to do both paint and bodywork courses. We offer full Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET) training to provide you with the best start in the workplace.
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You would like to pursue a career as a body repair specialist.
English and maths GCSEs at grade 4 or above, plus a relevant Level 1 qualification.
Essential knowledge and skills for the body repairer working on a wide range of vehicles in all types of garages, dealerships and specialist body repair shops. You will study both the theory and practical aspects of motor vehicle body repair, including:
- The removal and fitting of permanent and non-permanent fixed body panels and components
- Be capable of carrying out minor repairs to body panels
- Learn how to complete resistance spot welding tasks
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.
To be continually assessed throughout your course.
Learning in our state-of-the-art workshop. It has the only MIPA paint booth system in the region.
Complete the Paint Repair Diploma, or go on to an apprenticeship at Level 3.
The car body repair market in the UK is worth approx. £5 billion a year"
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.