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Overview

This is a Level 3 Diploma in body repair and paint refinishing where you will gain skills and knowledge to be able to progress into a career in automotive accident repair.

Course description

Whether it is accident repair, modification or bespoke paintwork, the Level 3 Diploma in Accident Repair and Paint Refinishing could be the course for you.

With increasing demand for body and paint technicians in the automotive industry, this qualification will equip you with all the knowledge and skills that you need to get your career off the ground.

Unlike many other providers, at South and City College Birmingham you will study for both body repair and paint refinishing in the same academic year, giving you a fast track into your career. With state of the art workshops and outstanding facilities, our expert tutors will guide you through everything you need to know about the automotive body and paint industry.

What areas will I study?

The following are just a selection of key areas that you will cover:

  • Preparing metal work and pre-painted surfaces
  • Repairing paint defects, as well as colour match
  • Metallic and pearl effect
  • Plastic and spot repairs
  • Remove and replace vehicle body panels
  • Major body panel repairs
  • Identifying and rectifying motor vehicle body misalignment

Student Comments

"Having already achieved Level 2 last year, Level 3 was naturally the next step. By studying both Body and Paint at the same time, I will achieve my qualification a year early, and with the support I have received from the expert staff, I feel ready to get out into industry."

Jordan Ryan - Level 3 student at Bordesley Green

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 (no level 3 qualification) September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 19-23 year olds without a full level 3 qualification is likely to be free, please contact the college for further information
19-23 (with 1 or more level 3 qualifications) September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year £3500.00 1 Academic year You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
24+ September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year £3500.00 1 Academic year You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.