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Our guide to car body repair courses

Considering taking a Car Body Repair course to kick start your career? Training courses often differ massively in terms of course content, cost and time they take to complete, as well as the level of qualification they are worth. There will be training programmes that offer nothing other than a certificate of completion, while other Car Body Repair courses will work towards passing NVQ/SVQ and industry recognised qualifications. A limited number of training courses are free to enrol on, while some students will be entitled to get their Car Body Repair course funded or subsidised. For more information, our careers guide and course articles will show you the benefits completing a Car Body Repair course can have on your job prospects.

Awarding organisations for car body repair courses

  • IMI Awards Ltd
  • A leading UK awarding body, the IMI Awards offer qualifications in subjects related to the motor industry such as body repair, automotive management, customer services and business administration. Through colleges, independent training centres, major vehicle manufacturers and national motor industry organisations, IMI Awards provide a number of different qualifications including general vocational courses and ones that are specifically focused on the motor industry. They also accredit other training courses outside the National Qualifications Framework.

Related careers: Car Body Repairer/Builder

Motor vehicle body repairers/builders repair or replace accident-damaged parts on light vehicles – cars, small vans and motorcycles; and heavy vehicles – lorries, plant equipment, buses and coaches. They may also work on the repair and replacement of windscreens and glass, and make good any defects caused by general wear and tear. At the end of the job, the bodywork is refinished by spraying with the correct colour match. An initial assessment is carried out by the repairer to determine the extent of the damage and what work is required. Where necessary (and...more

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