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Motor Light Vehicle Body Repair (Level 2 Traineeship)

IMI
Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Course Overview

An auto body repair operative works in a specialist garage. The work is often divided between major and minor collision damage and your skills will always be in demand. Your day-to-day duties may include:• assessing damage and deciding how to repair it• removing damaged panels or parts for repair• smoothing out minor dents in panels• filling small holes or rusted areas with filler• making body panels and sections, and welding them into place• refinishing the repair to match surrounding areas• keeping a record of all work completed to show customers Enrichment activities may be included in the course. European Projects and the opportunity to compete in Regional and UK Competitions will be offered. Participation in competition and winning awards enhances your Curriculum Vitae and may lead to exciting employment opportunities.
  • Start Date
    2 Sept 2024
  • Study Mode
    Full-Time
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus
    Springtown

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Campus
    Type
    Start Date
    Fees
  • Course: Institute of Motor Industry (IMI) Level 2 Traineeship Motor Light Vehicle Body Repair
    Campus: Springtown
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 02/09/2024
    Fees:
    -

Course Offering

  • Site location Springtown

Course Modules

  • Health and Safety
  • Fabrication tools and measuring devices
  • Removing and fitting non permanently fixed motor vehicle body panels
  • Removing and replacing exterior motor vehicle body panels including permanently fixed components
  • Minor motor vehicle exterior body panel repairs
  • Motor Vehicle body (MAG) welding
  • Motor vehicle body resistant spot welding operations
  • Removing and fitting motor mechanical, electrical and trim (MET) components to vehicles
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

4 GCSEs Grades D-G to include Maths and English (Grade E)

ROI Requirements

4 OLCs (Grade O5-O8 or above) or equivalent to include Maths and English at Grade O6 or above. Applicants presenting with a Junior Cert or Junior Cycle qualification should have attained a majority of higher-level subjects including English and Maths

Additional Requirements Prior to Entry

Attendance at Information Session

Work Placement

Students may have the opportunity to attend work experience which will be organised on a weekly basis or in blocks throughout the calendar year.

Fee Information

  • Additional Fees
  • Uniform - PPE College covers cost.

What's Next?

Further Study

Students without Maths and English at grade C or above will have the opportunity to complete essential skills to Level 2 as part of the programme of study. On successful completion of the Level 2 Dip or employment status/pre-entry criteria it is possible to progress onto full time employment on Apprenticeship NI programme.

Career Prospects

Salary GuideStarter: £15,000 to £18,000Experienced: £20,000 to £25,000Highly Experienced: Up to £30,000With experience, you could become a lead fitter or technician, or move into supervisory and body-shop management positions in larger firms.You could also set up your own business and move into mobile repair.Your lecturers have all been Apprentices and worked their way from Industry to Education.

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