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IMI International L3 Diploma in Vehicle Accident Repair Paint

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification provides the essential knowledge and skills for vehicle body paint operators working on a wide range of vehicles in all types of garages, dealerships and specialist paint businesses.


This Level 3 qualification covers both theory and practical aspects, including:

  • preparing metal and pre-painted surfaces
  • establishing paint defects
  • working with plastic materials and components
  • applying topcoats and completing refinishing operations
  • vehicle colour matching

Learners also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in a garage.


The assessment is made up of three components which are set by IMI:

  • practical tasks
  • written assignment / coursework

Want to know more?

Please contact an IMI approved centre.