Full Time Award in Vehicle Body Repair Level 1
Taught in a state of the art, well equipped, Automotive Training Centre the learning programme involves you studying both the theory and practical aspects of the following. Interpreting vehicle technical information and construction. Basic vehicle preparation including selection of filling materials. Vehicle refinishing materials, tools and equipment. Vehicle paint application
To take into account
Ideally, progressing from pre-16 education you will have GCSEs D Maths and English. However; as this is your first step into industry there are no formal entry requirements. All applicants will be assessed as to their suitability via an interview with the course tutor.
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Award in Vehicle Body Repair Level 1
What will I be learning?
Taught in a state of the art, well equipped, Automotive Training Centre the learning programme involves you studying both the theory and practical aspects of the following;
- Interpreting vehicle technical information and construction
- Basic vehicle preparation including selection of filling materials
- Vehicle refinishing materials, tools and equipment
- Vehicle paint application and minor defect rectification
The specialist vehicle body repair centre at South Devon College includes a modern spray paint booth facility and a fully equipped paint mixing centre compliant with industry standards.
Also you gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in an automotive garage.
How will I learn?
As you learn, you will be assessed in the workshop on your ability to complete set practical assessments and record information in a portfolio. You will also have technical knowledge tests via written phase tests and online computer exams that are graded as Pass, Merit and Distinction to allow you to demonstrate your understanding of the technicalities of working on modern vehicles.
If you can access appropriate work experience while undertaking this award then you will be encouraged to work towards the competencies required for NVQ in Vehicle Body Repair or an Apprenticeship.
What else might I want to know?
This level 1 qualification covers the basic technical needs you will require for todays motor vehicle repair industry. It provides essential knowledge for the you when working on a wide range of vehicles in all types of garages, dealerships and specialist paint shops.
This programme will enable you to have an essential and interesting insight into the automotive body repair industry. The Automotive Section runs enrichment trips and activities throughout the year. These include team building events, visits to trade shows and automotive body manufacturers.
Opportunity for you to improve literacy and numeracy is given as Key Skills are an integral part of this qualification.
Students must note an additional cost will be charged for the provision of boots and overalls.
What can I do afterwards?
On successful completion you can progress to a Certificate in Vehicle Body Repair [Refinishing] Level 2 or, with appropriate employment, to an Apprenticeship including working towards an NVQ qualification.
Apply for this course
You can apply online , by phone, post or in person.
Course Code: CT1BOD1F