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Engineering

Introduction to Motor Vehicle Industry Body and Paint (SCP)

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 4

Study mode Part time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

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Course overview

This course is for senior-phase pupils who are still at school.

This course provides a hands-on practical learning experience and is ideal for young people who are interested in a career within the automotive industry. 

The course is delivered in our specialist Automotive workshops and units have been developed to include the latest paint & body techniques which are in demand by employers. Pupils will study Certificated Edinburgh College units and will undertake an exciting project which will enable them to apply the skills and techniques they have learned.    

Subjects include workshop health & safety, car body panel fitting, bodywork repair, panel masking and paint application. This qualification also includes Personal and Social Development (PSD) units such as team working and industry-associated skills, which support learners in their preparation for further study or work life.

Successful completion of this course will guarantee progression to a full-time course in this discipline.

What you will learn

  • Health & Safety in the Body and Paint Environment
  • Vehicle Body Panel Fitting
  • Vehicle Dent Repair
  • Painting Techniques
  • Body and Paint Repair
  • Introduction to Automotive Graphics and Lettering
  • Automotive Valeting and Detailing
  • Engineering Project

How the course is assessed

  • The assessment is made up of practical components
  • All units are Edinburgh College accredited and are continually assessed 

Number of days per week

  • 2 afternoons per week: Tuesday & Thursday 1:30 pm - 4.00 pm

Entry requirements

  • A national 3 or 4 in Mathematics or English is desirable
  • A keen interest in automotive accident repair and a desire to learn about the repair trades are essential

This course is in high demand and places are limited. Successful applicants will be required to participate in a college information session and selection process on the delivery campus to secure a place on the course. 

Applicants who are invited to attend the information session and selection process will be expected to demonstrate their interest in the course, engagement with the selection process and readiness to study at college. 

Full details will be provided by e-mail and the information will be shared with your school.

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Future Skills: Vehicle Maintenance and Accident Repair
  • IMI Level 1 Certificate in Transport Maintenance
  • Apprenticeship opportunities

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Part time 26/08/24 41 Weeks

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