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L2 Diploma in Body Building Principles

Who is it suitable for?

This VRQ covers the technical needs for basic body building techniques and procedures. It provides essential knowledge and skills for the body builder working on a wide range of specialist bodies in body building workshops.


The learning programme involves learners studying both the theory and practical aspects, including:

  • understanding of vehicle construction and materials
  • removing and fitting body panels, chassis and cab components
  • assembling, positioning and installing body parts and components
  • joining components using mechanical fixings
  • removing and installing electrical units.

Optional units include MAG welding, adhesive bonding and fabricating panels.

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


This qualification also forms the knowledge component (technical certificate) of the IMI SSC Accident Repair Apprenticeship framework (for Body Building). When an apprentice has achieved a L2 Apprenticeship, they can then choose to broaden their education and training in other ways from this firm base.


Assessment is made up of two components which are set by The IMI:

  • Practical tasks 
  • Online testing

Want to know more?

Please contact an IMI approved centre.


View this qualification on the Register of Regulated Qualifications