City & Guilds Diploma in Accident Repair (Paint Principles) Level 2

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area



Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Full Time

City of Newport Campus

Start Date

Start Date
03 September 2024


1 year

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Level 1 Diploma in Accident Repair and Paint Principles, or Equivalent Level 1 Diploma and either GCSE Maths/Numeracy, English/Welsh 1st Language and Science grade D or above.

In a nutshell

This course will enhance your technical and academic knowledge of vehicle technology.

This course is for you if...

...You have completed the Level 1 or Entry Level 3 paint principles
...You have experience in the vehicle refinishing industry
...You want to expand your skills and knowledge

What will I be doing?

The course follows on from the first-year full time body and refinishing course and looks at refinishing in more detail. You’ll cover the application of 2K paints, water based and different foundation materials and also look at various application techniques, such as spot repairs, fade outs and blow-ins.

You’ll cover units in:

  • Knowledge of health and safety
  • Knowledge of support for job roles
  • Knowledge of tools and equipment used in vehicle refinishing
  • Knowledge of applying fillers and foundation
  • Knowledge of working with plastics
  • Knowledge of preparing metal and pre painted surfaces
  • Knowledge of repairing minor paint surface defects

The course is delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Practical demonstrations
  • Realistic working tasks
  • Lectures to develop foundation knowledge
  • Assignment work

You’ll be assessed via practical and online assessments, oral and written questions. Upon completion, you’ll achieve:

  • Level 2 Accident Repair – Paint Principles
  • Appropriate supporting qualifications to broaden your skill set and meet the needs of industry
  • Skills Activities
  • Maths and English

What is expected of me?

  • 4 GCSEs grade D or above, to include Maths, English and Science (or Welsh as a first language); or
  • A suitable level 1 diploma and GCSE grade D or above in Maths and English (or Welsh as a first language)

What comes next?

Level 3 Paint Principles, employment in the automotive industry or an Apprenticeship in Vehicle Body Repair.

Additional information

You’ll need Personal Protective Equipment, such as boots, overalls at an approximate cost of £40.00. You’ll also need to supply your own stationery.

Where can I study City & Guilds Diploma in Accident Repair (Paint Principles) Level 2?

City of Newport Campus
(Full Time)
Start Date: 03 September 2024

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact our Student Recruitment team