Vehicle Accident Repair Diploma

Cornwall College Camborne LEVEL: 1 Motor Vehicle

Vehicle restoration 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 introductory course to general accident repair will give you an insight into the various career pathways available.

As part of your course you will be required to carry out Work Experience and/or an Industry Placement. For more details please click here.


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Ideal if:

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

You’ll need:

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

You’ll learn:

You will learn essential practical skills that cover basic panel beating and vehicle body repair. You will also start to understand basic 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:

Developing essential practical skills.

You’ll go on to:

On to the Classic Vehicle Restoration Principles Diploma Level 2.

Careers in this industry 

  • MET technician
  •  Paint sprayer
  • Bodyshop technician
  • Panel beater.
  • Vehicle estimator
  • Vehicle prepper
  • Vehicle restorer

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



Vehicle Accident Repair Diploma

Start Date

September 2020




1 year

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