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IMIAL Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Accident Body Repair Principles (QCF) (500/9689/8)
Who is this qualification for?
This qualification is intended as a Substantial Vocational Qualification at Level 2 and has been developed for schools and colleges to deliver to learners aged in the 16-19 age group either on a full or part-time basis. This qualification is for learners who have a keen interest in the vehicle accident body repair industry and are looking to progress into employment within this industry.
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification and learners are not expected to have any prior knowledge or experience, however an interest in the subject area is advisable. The content level of this qualification would be similar to the study required for GCSE grades A*- C.
What does this qualification cover?
The content of this qualification has been designed to develop the learners understanding of the vehicle accident body repair industry. It will develop the specialist technical knowledge and practical skills required to work in this industry alongside the development of wider transferable skills.
The mandatory units cover essential knowledge and skills such as; health & safety supporting job roles and materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices. Thesemandatory units develop the transferable skills required to work within a number of job roles within the retail motor industry.
The mandatory specialist units focus on specific technical knowledge and practical skills the learner will require to work in the vehicle accident body repair industry including; removing and fitting vehicle body panels, minor body repairs, motor vehicle construction and materials, motor vehicle body MAG welding techniques and motor vehicle body spot welding operations.
The range of optional units provides the learner with the flexibility to acquire additional knowledge and practical skills to supplement their skills developed through the mandatory specialist units. The optional units include; removing and fitting mechanical, electrical and trim components, motor vehicle body MIG brazing operations, motor vehicle body mechanical fastening operations and motor vehicle body vehicle bonding operations.
As a result, learners successfully completing this qualification will acquire a significant core knowledge and practical skills which spans the vehicle accident body repair industry, transferable skills required to work within a number of job roles in the retail motor industry and additional knowledge and skills to enhance their employability.
What could this qualification lead to?
This qualification helps provide entry into employment within the retail motor industry as a vehicle accident body repair technician and also onto an apprenticeship in vehicle accident body repair (as a recognised knowledge qualification within the IMI Vehicle Body and Paint Apprenticeship Framework).
This qualification also provides a high level of underpinning knowledge and skills which may allow progression onto some higher level qualifications in automotive and engineering related subjects such as the IMIAL Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Accident Body Repair Principles.
Who supports this qualification?
This qualification has been developed with input from employers, manufacturers and training providers and is supported by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
This qualification is also supported by the Institute of the Motor Industry Professional Body and will help gain professional registration to the Institute of the Motor Industry at affiliate membership grade (AffIMI)
This document along with the letters of support and further information regarding this qualification can be found on the following IMI Awards website: