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L3 Diploma in Vehicle Accident Body Repair Principles

Who is it suitable for?

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


The learning programme involves theory and practical aspects, including:

  • removing, replacing and repairing body panels.
  • identifying and rectifying body misalignment.
  • MIG & MAG welding techniques.
  • resistance spot welding operations.
  • the understanding of vehicle construction and materials.

Learners 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 Advanced Apprenticeship framework (body).


When an apprentice has achieved a L3 Apprenticeship, they can then choose to broaden their education and training in other ways from this firm base.


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

  • practical tasks
  • online testing 
  • written assignment / coursework

Want to know more?

Please contact an IMI approved centre.

Declared Purpose IMIAL Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Accident Body Repair Principles
Honda Letter of Support
IMI PB Letter of Support
SMMT Letter of Support
Thatcham Letter of Support
Vauxhall Letter of Support


 View this qualification on the Register of Regulated Qualifications