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IMI Diploma in Vehicle Body Repair Modern Apprenticeship route

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Block release

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

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Course overview

This course is aimed at apprentices employed within the automotive body repair industry. 

 

This Vocational Related Qualification (VRQ) covers the technical side of basic body repair techniques and procedures. During this course you will learn essential skills and enhance your knowledge of the industry. You will learn about a wide range of vehicles found in all types of garages, dealerships and specialist body repair workshops. 

 

The course is taught at Edinburgh College’s Sighthill campus in our workshops and lecture rooms by teachers with industry experience. Workshop learning will allow you to work on live vehicles to best simulate a realistic working environment. The workshops have all the necessary resources for you to fully engage in the motor vehicle industry.  

 

This course runs as a block-release. Block-release will involve students studying for 8 one-week blocks throughout the academic year. You will spend the remainder of your time working at your employers gaining vital industry experience.  

What you will learn

The SCQF 5 course involves studying both the theoretical and practical aspects of the industry, including: 

 

  • Removing and Fitting Permanent and Non-Permanent Fixed Body Panels and Components 
  • Repairs to Vehicle Body Panels 
  • Vehicle Body Metal Inert Gas (MIG) and Metal Active Gas (MAG) Welding Operations 
  • Resistance Spot Welding 
  • You will gain a broad knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in a garage environment. 

How the course is assessed

The assessment of this VRQ is made up of 3 components: 

 

  • The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) set practical tasks 
  • IMI set online testing 
  • IMI set written tasks 

Number of days per week

 

  • Block-release - 8 one-week blocks throughout the academic year 

 

 

 

Entry requirements

  • You must be on a Modern Apprenticeship Scheme 

 

Entry qualifications are set by your employer but are generally:

 

  • National 4 or above in English, Mathematics, Science or a Technical subject  
  • A consultation with the employer and Modern Apprenticeship advisor is essential 

 

 

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Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Progression into IMI diploma in vehicle body repair and alignment principles (SCQF 6) taught at Edinburgh College 

Career options

This course will allow you to progress to a higher level within your Modern Apprenticeship.  

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Block release 29/08/22 41 Weeks

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