This course is for those wishing to hone their skills in classic vehicle restoration. The course builds on the work of our IMI level 2 diploma and whilst still focusing on vehicle spray painting and body repair there are now units that look at some of the mechanical aspects of vehicle restoration.
Students will learn advanced paint techniques taught in our dedicated Spraybake booth as well as advanced thermal joining techniques in our body repair workshop. There will be a year long restoration project as well as many smaller jobs throughout the year.
The majority of the time will be spent hands on in one of our workshops developing your practical skills along with theory classes to back up your knowledge of every area. If you are unsure of which level would best suit your skills and experience then please get in touch and one of our staff will advise you.
- Knowledge of Materials Used in Vehicle Construction
- Skills in the Removal, Replacement and Testing of Vehicle Engine Fuel
- Air Exhaust and Ignition Systems and Components
- Skills in Advanced Paint and Refinishing Techniques
- Skills in Health Safety and Good Housekeeping in the Vehicle Repair Environment
- Skills in the Techniques of Constructing Vehicle Body Panels
- Knowledge of Dismantling Measuring and Recording Techniques
- Knowledge of Tools and Equipment Used in the Vehicle Repair Environment
- Skills in the Evaluation and Rectification of Major Paint Defects
- Skills in the Techniques of Corrosion Rectification and Prevention
- Skills in Dismantling Measuring and Recording Techniques
- Skills in the Evaluation and Repairing of Major Body Defects
- Knowledge of the History and Heritage of Classic Vehicles
- Skills in Evaluating Vehicle Body Misalignment
- Skills in the Advanced Thermal Joining and Filling Techniques
- Skills in Identifying and Agreeing Customer expectations and Needs
- Skills in the Techniques of Enhanced Vehicle Finishing
- Skills in the Techniques for Fibre Reinforced Plastic Repairs
- Knowledge of Health Safety and Good Housekeeping in the Vehicle Repair Environment
- Skills in Tools and Equipment Used in the Vehicle Repair Environment
- Knowledge of Identifying and Agreeing Customer expectations and Needs
- Skills in the Techniques Used to Identify Faults and Assess Component Condition in Vehicle Systems.
How Course Is Assessed:
- The course is assessed through a combination of online exams and practical assessments in our workshops.
Number of Days per week:
- Must already hold Level 2 diploma in Classic Vehicle Restoration or have industry experience
- Each application will be looked at individually.
English Proficiency Requirements:
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements:
- You will be invited to sit an aptitude test and have a meeting with one of out teaching staff to discuss your options.
- After college you can gain employment in either the vehicle body repair industry, the vehicle spray painting industry or the vehicle restoration industry.
Download our progression route map here
- Progression into industry
- Progression onto higher level Engineering courses
Fees - Information about funding can be found here
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