Vehicle Body & Paint Operations IMI Certificate


This course is aimed at learners who have achieved good GCSE results, or hold a level 1 award 
and wish to prepare themselves for a career in the Body Repair Industry by
studying full time at the college.

Course Code: 
Course Length: 
One year
Entry Requirements: 

This course has a minimum entry level of  at least grades D in English, Mathematics and a Science based subject.
or a Level 1 award in a relevent subject.  Successful completion of a satisfactory interview.

Core Skills: 

The course includes elements of health & safety, general housekeeping and industry
standard body repair techniques.  Key skills will also be delivered at the appropriate level.


Practical skills will be tested by a series of tasks within the college workshop.
Theory knowledge will be tested by a series of on-line multiple-choice question papers and written assignments 
which are externally set by the awarding body.

Academic Progression: 

Progression would be onto a Level 3 programme.

Career Progression: 

The IMI Level 2 Award will help learners progress onto a modern apprentiship programme.

Full Description: 

This is a level 2 qualification which covers technical needs for basic body repair techniques and procedures. It provides essential knowledge and skills for the body repairer working on a wide range of vehicles in all types of garages, dealerships and specialist body repair shops.

The learning programme involves learners studying both the theory and practical aspects, including:
· Removing and fitting permanent and non-permanent fixed body panels and components
· Carrying out minor repairs to body panels
· Resistance spot welding

Learners also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in a garage.

This qualification also forms the knowledge component (technical certificate) of the IMI SSC Accident Repair Apprenticeship framework (for Body). When an apprentice has achieved a Level 2 Apprenticeship, they can then choose to broaden their education and training in other ways from this firm base.

The assessment of this VRQ is made up of 3 components:
a.  IMI Awards set Practical Tasks
b.  IMI Awards set Online Testing
c.  IMI Written assignments 

Please contact the Advice Shop for details of costs and start dates.

Please note that although the information given is believed to be correct at the time of publication, course information, costs where applicable and attendance details may change.

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