Level 3 Body and Paint

Level 3 Body and Paint


Motor Vehicle


This course covers the basic technical needs to work in the motor vehicle repair industry and body and paint repair sector. It provides essential knowledge for paint technicians working on vehicles such as cars, vans in all kinds of garages, dealerships and maintenance depots. The body and paint course focuses on areas such as diagnosis and rectifying paint faults, mixing and matching colours.


  • You will complete a number of units which give you the essential skills and knowledge required for working in the industry. On the maintenance and repair course you will have an understanding of the different systems on a vehicle in order for it to operate (gained at level 2) this knowledge will be built upon to include the service and maintenance of the vehicle. On the body and paint course you will build on the basic skills, knowledge and awareness of the basic panel repair process.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements are 4 GCSE at Grade C/4 or above or a relevant Level 2 qualification


You will require steel toe cap boots, overalls, pen/pencil, notepad/folder and a memory stick. In addition for body and paint students you will require an industry standard face mask for when painting in the booth.

Next Steps

On successful completion of your study programme including English and Maths your next step will be to progress in to employment or a suitable apprenticeship where the work based elements would need to be achieved. You will have to have employment in the trade to access this opportunity.

Mode of Study


Course Features

Level 3

Full Time





Courses are free for 16-18 who have not studied higher than GCSE's. Even if you have studied a different course at college or sixth form we may still be able to help. Speak to the admissions team for more information. There maybe free or reduced costs for adults, contact the admissions team to see if you are eligible.

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