Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility Entry Level 3 Vehicle Body and Paint Refinishing Courses - Birmingham & Black Country - Sandwell College

Full Time

Entry Level 3 Vehicle Body and Paint Refinishing

Vehicle Body and Paint Maintenance Diploma, Entry Level 3

1 year

Central Campus


Automotive student sanding panel down in bodyshop

Course summary

This is a one-year course for inexperienced learners who wish to study and gain practical experience in a wide range of automotive repair trades. The course is ideal for those learners who like to work with their hands and want to see an end product.

Course requirements

You’ll come in for a chat about the course, followed by an assessment designed to make sure that this course is the right one for you. Passion and enthusiasm to work in the automotive industry are essential.

This is a full-time course of about 16 hours' attendance per week. We aim to give learners the best opportunity to experience a wide range of skills associated with the vehicle repair industry, including Body Repair, Vehicle Welding, Customising, Paint Refinishing, Body Fabrication and Vehicle Valeting.

On three occasions during the course, learners will have enrichment weeks. This might involve visits to London, Blackpool, Coventry Motor Museum or RAF Cosford, exploring Dovedale or the Malvern Hills, go-karting, mountain biking, golfing, table tennis and self-defence, to name but a few.

There is a range of assessment, with the emphasis on practical observations carried out within our well-equipped workshop. Other assessment will be in the form of oral questioning and written answers.

Successful completion of this course will give automatic entry on to our Body Repair Level 2 or Paint Refinishing Level 2 full-time programmes. An alternative to full-time is an Apprenticeship programme in Paint, Body or MET (subject to a suitable placement being available).

To discuss your options direct with the course tutor email

[email protected]

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