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 paint repair specialist.
English and maths GCSEs at grade 4 or above, plus a relevant Level 1 qualification.
Specialist paint techniques for a wide range of vehicles. Working in our training garages, that include a MIPA spraying booth system, you will learn a broad range of paint techniques with a variety of materials.
Areas of expertise you will build on include:
- Basic panel preparation processes
- Different paint application techniques
- Filling and repair of panels in preparation for paint
- Essential health and safety best practice for working in sealed painting bays and working with hazardous materials.
Work on a variety of vehicles, use the latest paint products and techniques and gain experience through hands-on activity and to be assessed through practical and theory tests.
Learning in our state-of-the-art workshop. It has the only MIPA paint booth system in the region.
The Body Repair Diploma, or go on to an apprenticeship at Level 3.
Many people with this painting qualification seek employment straight away, the skills are transferable and you could move into the boat and yacht finishing sector.
*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.