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Vehicle Accident Repair Paint IMI Diploma Level 1

  • Overview of the course

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    There are no formal entry requirements for this course but an interest or some experience of working with manual tools and cars would be an advantage.

    It will give you a solid foundation to build on and advance to level 2 and 3 courses and possible employment opportunities.

    The course would suit motivated individuals with an interest in learning both practical and theoretical methods of refinishing vehicle paint work.
  • What you'll learn

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    Health and safety practices in vehicle maintenance
    Knowledge of tools and equipment used in vehicle refinishing
    Knowledge of foundation skills, vehicle materials, structures and technical Information.
    Basic vehicle preparation
    Vehicle refinishing materials
  • Entry requirements

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    Attendance on the 3 day taster course. Preferably good (grade D or above) GCSE results and/or a good school report
  • How will I be assessed?

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    The course is assessed using a mix of practical assessments, job reports and online examinations. Approximately 50% practical and 50% theory.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    Not at this point.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    Email: or call college switchboard 01204 482000
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    You need to have an interview before you can enrol on to this course.

    Please contact the department via

    You can also visit us at our Deane Road campus during our main enrolment weeks which are the last week of August and the first week of September.
  • Course Fees

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    To be confirmed for the 2020/21 academic year
  • Future opportunities

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    This is a level 1 course that may increase employment opportunities in the automotive industry. You may also progress to more advanced level 2 and 3 courses .

  • Additional Information

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    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, please call our helpline on 01204 482 000.

    Adult Learners

    Adult learners (19+) must bring their qualification certificates with them to enrolment. Learners will not be able to enrol without this information. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one you need):
    If you are unable to provide certificates you will be asked to complete a self declaration form when you enrol.


    Our Helpline can provide you with general information regarding studying at Bolton College. We also offer advice and guidance meetings to help you decide your next move. Please call 01204 482 000.
    Lines are open :
    • during term time : Monday to Thursday between 8:45am and 7pm (5pm on Fridays)
    • out of term : Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm

    Bolton College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this document is accurate. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact email the Customer Services Manager at or alternatively call 01204 482 040 or visit us at Deane Road, Bolton, BL3 5BG.

    Safeguarding Statement

    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom on or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, someone in the Learning Centre Reception or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or 01204 482758.

    Enrolment Details

    To enrol at one of our Community Learning Centres or our main Deane Road Campus click here for enrolment times.
  • Disclaimer

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    Every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within these course information sheets was accurate at the time of publishing.
    Bolton College is constantly evaluating its services to meet the needs of learners; therefore programmes/courses/Apprenticeships, resources and facilities may be subject to change without prior notice.
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