Vehicle Paint Spraying IMI Level 3 Diploma

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Trafford College


Stretford Campus

Course Overview

This course is designed to provide learners with the essential knowledge and skills required by vehicle body paint operators working on a wide range of vehicles in all types of garages, dealerships and specialist paint businesses.

Learners will study both the theoretic and practical aspects of the following areas:

Diagnosis and rectifying of paint faults and defects
Applying topcoats and completing refinishing
Colour mixing and matching

Learners will also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in the body repair paint refinishing sector.During the course all learners under the age of 19 are expected to undertake a work placement as part of their studies.

Further Details


College 16-18

Course Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 1 Year


Motor Vehicle

5 GCSE’s at Grade 9- 4 including Maths and English.

L2 Diploma in Vehicle Accident Repair Paint Principles

The course is a mixture of practical and theoretical knowledge.

Theory is delivered through a combination of classroom based sessions along with independent learning assessed through a number of written assignments.

The practical element of the course takes place in our fully equipped motor vehicle paintshop. Learners are required to provide their own safety footwear and protective overalls for these sessions.

A good understanding of the fundamentals of vehicle paint refinishing is essential for those wishing to undertake this course, in order to determine this, prospective candidates will need to undergo an interview with the course tutor.

Applicants with extensive prior experience of working in a paint refinishing role, who do not have a Level 2 qualification may undertake this Level 3 course, however, additional units will need to be completed to achieve the qualification.

Successful candidates can progress to onto an apprenticeship or employment as a trainee paint refinishing technician.

The programme is based on continuous practical assessment along with completion of a portfolio of evidence. Each unit also includes a written assessment and multi-choice examination

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and ther European Economic Area for the last 3 years. (You must be under 19 on the 31st August in the calendar year that you start your course).

19+ learners – please contact the Customer Services Team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

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