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Automotive Vehicle Body Repair and Refinishing

This advanced qualification covers the technical skills required to work in today’s automotive industry, including preparation and application procedures as well as the diagnosis and rectifyification of paint faults. It provides essential knowledge for vehicle body and paint operators, who work on a wide range of vehicles in all types of garages, dealerships and specialist body and paint businesses. You will learn both theoretical and practical aspects relating to vehicle body repair during this programme, and gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace as well as other skills associated with working in a garage.

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What will I learn?

“I started my career as an apprentice at South Devon College and went on to enjoy many years working in local garages. I wanted to share the specialist skills and knowledge I obtained so decided to return to the College as a Learning Support Technician. I’m now a Trainer Facilitator and really enjoy providing support to students who are hoping to progress in the industry.”James Doe

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

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