Accident Repair Paint Principles Diploma Level 5/6

Perth College UHI


Main Campus


The course is designed so that you can study for three years to achieve a Level 3 in both Vehicle Body Repair and Vehicle Refinishing. This allows students to choose which route they might prefer and provide them with a diploma in both disciplines. The department is equipped to a high standard, including the latest collision repair technology including welders and alignment equipment. This provides as environment that mirrors the modern vehicle repair industry.


You will be studying towards Level 2 and Level 3 vehicle refinishing processes. This will include mixing and matching water based paint systems, repairing paint problems and paint defects, repairing and painting vehicles using various refinishing techniques.

Entry Requirements

2 subjects at National 4, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 4. Aptitude test.

Progression Routes

If you successfully complete two years you can leave the programme with a Diploma in Level 2 Body Repair and Level 3 Paint Refinishing Award, or continue for a third year to complete a Level 3 Body Repair award. Level 3 awards are the current industry recognised trade level qualifications.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

3 years


Energy, Engineering and Construction

SCQF Level


Career Area

Garage Services

Career Sectors

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Vehicle Related Services

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