Accident Repair Paint Principles (IMI) Diploma Level 2

Edinburgh College


Sighthill Campus


This course will develop your skills and knowledge gained during the IMI Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Accident Repair (Multi-Skilled) and use them to study technical subjects in paint preparation and refinishing at a higher level. The main areas you will study include Health and Safety, Filler Application, Metal Preparations, Minor Paint Repair Techniques and Working with Plastics.

The course is taught at the body repair workshop and classroom areas at Edinburgh College’s Sighthill campus. 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

English, Maths and a science or technological subject at National 4, or Vehicle Accident Repair Multiskilled (IMI) Diploma Level 1

Progression Routes

Higher level automotive courses

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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