Vehicle Accident Repair Body Principles - Level 2 Diploma (Full-Time)

Level 2 - 5 GCSEs(A*-C) or BTEC 1st Diploma or NVQ level 2 or Equivalent

Subject Area Automotive

School Engineering

Attendance Full-Time


This programme is for people who are currently employed in, or wish to follow a career path in the Automotive Vehicle Body Repair Industry.


This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: 03/09/2018 at 10:00
Duration: 1 Year
Venue: Motor Vehicle Centre, Invincible Drive

Who the course is for

The course is for people who are looking for a career within the Automotive Body Repair Industry.


Qualification Gained

 If you successfully complete the course, you will gain an IMI Level 2 Diploma in Accident Repair Body Principles

"I am greatful for the patient and positive support that the tutors at Newcastle College gave me".

Celia Flint
Diploma in Vehicle Accident Repair Body Principles

Industry Average Salaries

Below are some of the typical job roles and salaries within the sector:

Junior Level Role

Trainee Vehicle Repair Operative - £15,000-£26,000

Middle Level Role

Experienced Vehicle Repair Operative - £30,000-£40,000

Senior Level Role

Senior Vehicle Repair Operative - £40,000-£80,000

How to Apply


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong Building. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.


You can download an application here and post it FREE to:

Newcastle College
Rye Hill Campus
Scotswood Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

Alternatively call 0191 200 4000 and we will send you an application form.

Course Content

The course consists of the following modules:

  • Health, Safety and Good Housekeeping in the Automotive Environment
  • Materials, Fabrication, Tools and Measuring devices
  • Support for Job Roles in the Automotive Industry
  • Remove/Refit non-permanently fixed panels
  • Remove/Refit permanently fixed panels
  • Minor vehicle body panel repairs
  • Auto body resistant spot welding operations
  • Auto body Metal Active Gas welding techniques
  • Auto body construction and materials
  • Auto body - Metal Inert Gas Brazing operations

Learning Methods

You will undertake a mixture of workshop practical activities and classroom technology sessions.

Assessment Methods

Assessments are via oral, written and on-line assessments.


Progression Opportunities

By completing this qualification, candidates could be considered for entry to a Level 3 Accident Repair Body Principles Qualification or an apprenticeship within the Accident repair industry.

Career Opportunities

You could be employed within the Automotive industry as a vehicle body/panel technician. You could also progress to an Apprenticeship.


Entry Requirements

Candidates will be expected to be in possession of a Level 1 automotive qualification. Or equivalent experience, possible opportunity of direct entry depending on initial assessment results.

If English is not your first language, you will also need IELTS score of 5.0 or above.


Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Armstrong House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.

Student Services
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Monday - Friday: 8am - 4.30pm

Telephone Contact Centre
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

You can also contact us via the following:

In person: Student Services, Armstrong House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
By e-mail:
By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp). 

Course Costs

Students will supply own PPE (fire proof overalls & safety boots).

Additional Course Costs

16 to 18s

Tuition is free for learners aged 16 to 18. A learner will continue to be eligible for free tuition for the duration of their qualification, this includes Year 2 of a qualification if the learner was aged 16-18 when they started in Year 1. Additional financial support may also be available for full-time learners, please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000 for more information.

Please note, if you are applying from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland you may be subject to different funding rules than students who live in England. Depending on your age and type of course you choose you may be liable for fees, even if you are under 19. Please contact Student Services on0191 200 4000 to discuss your eligibility with a Student Adviser.