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Vehicle Construction, Repair and Paint Preparation

If you are interested in automotive paint refinishing and bodywork, we have the perfect course for you. The Vehicle Paint Refinishing Level 1 Diploma includes developing essential knowledge of refinishing procedures and practice the required skills to prepare and paint vehicles, including an understanding of construction, preparation and application.

During this course, you will utilise our specialist vehicle body repair workshop and our cutting edge laboratory facilities, across a balanced programme that features both practical and theoretical study. As your first step into industry, this course builds a fantastic foundation for future study or an apprenticeship.

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What will I learn?

“I've always had an interest in automotive engineering. I was really pleased when I found out that the College offered a course which suited my passion. I would like to pursue this as a career as I really enjoy what I do.”Titan Sae-Lao

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.

South Devon College,
Long Road,
Paignton,
TQ4 7EJ

Have you considered...

We have courses to suit everyone so if you haven’t found exactly what you’re looking for yet, we recommend you take a look at the following courses. We’ve selected these for you based on your interests.

Level 3 DiplomaVehicle Paint Refinishing

Level 2 DiplomaLight Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technician

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