Vehicle Accident & Repair (Body Repair Principles) IMI Level 3 Diploma
This Level 3 qualification covers technical needs for today’s motor vehicle repair industry, including diagnosis and rectification procedures for major accident damage. It provides essential knowledge for the body repair industry, working on a wide range of vehicles in all types of garages, dealerships and specialist body repair shops.
To start this course you will need to have completed the IMI Qualification Level 2: vehicle body repair or equivalent. This course is suitable if you are in the motor vehicle trade. You should have some knowledge of technical subjects and a genuine enthusiasm for mechanics.
This course involves theory and practical aspects, including:
- Removing, replacing and repairing body panels
- Identifying and rectifying body misalignment
- Jig work (using a measuring system)
- MIG & MAG welding techniques
- Major damage repair
- Resistance spot welding operations
- The understanding of vehicle construction and materials
You will 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 Advanced Apprenticeship framework (Body).
Assessment is through written phase tests, online multiple choice exams, and practical workshop based tasks that are individually assessed. On successful completion you will gain IMI certification. The course is 50% workshop-based and 50% theory.
Further study and career options
On successful completion of the course you could progress into employment in the industry. Former students have progressed to local industry or are now running their own businesses.
During this part-time course you will need to attend College for one day a week, with a balance of training being undertaken at the workplace. You will need to provide your own safety equipment for the course, including footwear, overalls and safety goggles.
If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable. Find out more about your payment options and how your loan could be written off at www.bedford.ac.uk/loans