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L2 Diploma in Vehicle Accident Repair Paint Principles

Who is it suitable for?

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


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

  • preparing metal and pre-painted surfaces
  • preparing and applying fillers and foundation materials to vehicles
  • repairing minor paint defects.

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 also forms the knowledge component (technical certificate) of the IMI SSC Accident Repair Apprenticeship framework (for Paint). When an apprentice has achieved a Level 2 Apprenticeship, they can then choose to broaden their education and training in other ways from this firm base.


The 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.

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

SMMT Letter of Support

 IMI PB Letter of Support

View this qualification on the Register of Regulated Qualifications