Accident Repair Body Principles (IMI) Diploma Level 2

Edinburgh College


Sighthill Campus


This course is designed for you to develop the skills and knowledge that you have gained during the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Accident Repair (Multi-Skilled). During this course you will study technical subjects in vehicle body alignment, repair and construction principles to a higher level.

The main areas you will study include health and safety, tools and measuring devices, permanent and non-permanent body panels, metal active gas (MAG) welding techniques, spot welding operations, vehicle construction and materials and metal inert gas (MIG) brazing operations.

This is a full-time course taught between Edinburgh College’s automotive workshops and classroom areas over one-year. Workshop learning will allow you to work on live vehicles to best simulate a realistic working environment. The workshops have all the necessary resources for you to fully engage in the motor vehicle industry.

During this course you will enhance your core skills which can be applied to everyday life and future employment in areas such as communication, numeracy, ICT, problem-solving and working with others. You will be assessed on your knowledge and skills. Upon completion of these assignments, you will submit them into your ePortfolio.

The course will ensure you are well prepared for employment in the automotive industry. This qualification is part of the knowledge component (technical certificate) of the IMI Modern Apprenticeship (MA) Framework. This means upon completion of this course you can apply for a Modern Apprentice.

Entry Requirements

National 4 English, Maths and a science or technological subject; or Vehicle Accident Repair Multiskilled (IMI) Diploma Level 1. Or extensive knowledge and experience in the industry.

Progression Routes

Electric and Vehicle Routine Maintenance (IMI) Awards at Level 1, 2 or 3

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Automotive Engineering

SCQF Level


Career Area

Garage Services

Career Sectors

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

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