Candidates will develop the basic skills and knowledge of vehicle systems needed to move onto the Level 2 course, or apply for an automotive apprenticeship or similar engineering pathway. The qualification covers a variety of automotive Paint/Body related areas. The course is split 50/50 over both classroom based theory lessons and workshop based practical activities.
The Diploma is made up of 11 units including health & safety, manufacturing and bench skills. Paint Technology, Environment Protection Acts, basic application techniques and preparation with foundation materials for Motor Vehicle PSV/HGV, Aircraft, Shipping, manufacture.
There is a minimum requirement of a grade D (3) in Maths and English for entry onto the Level 1 course.
The course is portfolio based and is assessed by observation of practical tasks carried out to a set quality standard and by an online exam at the end of each unit.
Once the Level 1 Diploma course has been fully completed, the candidate can move onto the Level 2 Certificate Paint and Body & Repair Principles, or an apprenticeship if in full time employment.