Vehicle Accident Repair (Multi-Skilled) - Level 2 (Full-Time)

Level 2 – GCSE or BTEC or NVQ Level 2 Equivalent

Subject Area Automotive

Attendance Full-Time


This VRQ covers technical needs for basic Multi-Skilled body repair techniques and procedures. It provides essential knowledge and skills for the body repairer/refinisher working on a wide range of vehicles in all types of garages, dealerships and specialist body repair shops.
This qualification Would form the knowledge component (Technical Certificate) of the IMI SSC Accident Repair Apprenticeship framework (for Body Repair or Refinishing). When an apprentice has achieved a L2 Apprenticeship, they can then choose to broaden their education and training in other ways from this firm base

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: September 2021. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email
Duration: 35 Weeks
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 a Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Accident Repair (Multi-Skilled).

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 House. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.


Course Content

You will study 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
Panel Preparation and Refinishing
• Auto body resistant spot welding operations
• Auto body construction and materials
• Auto body - Metal Inert Gas Welding Techniques

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

Achieving this qualification could assist in gaining an apprenticeship within the Vehicle Accident Repair Industry.

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 English language test score of 5.0 or above.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, you can contact Student Services by using the LiveChat function on this page, by emailing or by telephoning 0191 200 4000. We are currently open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


Course Costs

16 to 18s

Learners are eligible for free tuition if they are aged 16-18 when beginning their studies.

If the course being applied for is a two-year qualification, you will continue to be eligible for free tuition for the remainder of the course.

If the course being applied for is two separate one-year qualifications and you begin studying year one of the course aged 18, you will be required to pay fees for the second year.

If you are aged 18 when beginning the course, it is advised that you talk to our Student Services Team on 0191 200 4000 or by email who will be able to explain the options available.

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 on 0191 200 4000 to discuss your eligibility.

Learners aged 19 or over

Please note many courses will be available free of charge or at a discount depending on your age and circumstances. For friendly advice and to check your eligibility for free or discounted study please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000. Please note some courses are not eligible for any discounts. Please download a prospectus from the adults section of this website for details of the latest course fees.