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L2 Diploma in Vehicle Accident Body Repair Principles

Who is it suitable for?

This VRQ covers technical needs for basic body repair techniques and procedures. It provides essential knowledge and skills for the body repairer working on a wide range of vehicles in all types of garages, dealerships and specialist body repair shops.


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

  • removing and fitting permanent and non-permanent fixed body panels and components
  • carrying out minor repairs to body panels
  • resistance spot welding.

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


This qualification forms the knowledge component (technical certificate) of the IMI SSC Accident Repair Apprenticeship framework (for Body). 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.


The assessment of this VRQ is made up of two components:

  • practical tasks
  • online testing

Want to know more?

Please contact an IMI approved centre.

Declared Purpose IMIAL Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Accident Body Repair Principles

SMMT Letter of Support

IMI PB Letter of Support


View this qualification on the Register of Regulated Qualifications