The vehicle re-finishing programme includes paint preparation, chip repair techniques, spraying equipment set-up, matching paintwork, paint application, burnishing and polishing, identification and rectification of surface defects and cleaning and valeting. This VRQ covers the technical needs for basic repair and preparation procedures. It provides essential knowledge and skills for vehicle body paint operators, working on a wide range of vehicles, in all types of garages, dealerships and specialist body paint businesses.
The Vehicle Accident and Repair (Paint Principles) Diploma Level 2 course has been designed to enhance students’ vehicle body repair/re-finishing skills, knowledge and understanding to Level 2.
The Vehicle Accident and Repair (Paint Principles) Diploma Level 3 is for learners who have already achieved a level 2 paint qualification and wish to develop their paint skills further.
The course will enable the learners to develop skills and understanding of the procedures for the refinishing of new and repaired vehicle panels.
This will be completed by working on real customer’s vehicles and simulated work. In addition to your main programme, you will also engage in activities to develop your English, Maths and employability skills.
Year 1: Level 2
Year 2: Level 3
|Start Date||September 2021 - Applications open on 1st October 2020|
|Fee(s)||16-18 year olds: Free|
19+: Year 1: £1,875
19+: Year 2: £5,421
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