Vehicle Accident Repair Diploma

Cornwall College Camborne LEVEL: 1 Motor Vehicle

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.

This one-year specialist course in accident body and paint repair will give you an insight into the various career pathways available within this sector.


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Ideal if:

You would like to pursue a career as a body or paint repair specialist.

You’ll need:

Two GCSEs at grade 4 or above in English and maths or prior experience.

You’ll learn:

Essential practical skills that cover panel repair and vehicle body repair. You will also start to understand paint methods and spraying applications. Supporting this you will also have the chance to build core knowledge of vehicle construction, materials and methods as well as usual workshop health and safety best practice.


To be continually assessed throughout your course.

You’ll love:

Our state-of-the-art workshop has the only MIPA paint booth system in the region.

You’ll go on to:

The Body Repair or Paint Repair Level 2 Diplomas.

Careers in this industry 

- MET technician
- Paint sprayer
- Bodyshop technician
- Panel repair specialist
- Vehicle estimator
- Vehicle prepper

The car body repair market in the UK is worth approx. £5 billion a year"



Vehicle Accident Repair Diploma

Start Date

September 2019




1 year

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