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Level 3 Paint Refinishing

Level 3 Paint Refinishing


Motor Vehicle

Level3 Paint Refinishing Course


This course covers the advanced technical needs to work in the motor vehicle repair industry within the 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 body shops. The paint refinish course focuses on areas such as the initial foundation material stage, right through to the final finished top coat.


  • This Level 3 qualification covers both theory and practical aspects, including preparation and application procedures, diagnosis and rectifying of paint faults, working with plastic materials and components, preparing metal and pre-painted surfaces, establishing paint defects, applying topcoats and completing refinishing, along with colour matching.
    Learners also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in a garage.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements are 4 GCSE at Grade 4(C) or above including English and Maths or progression from Level 2 or a relevant Level 2 qualification.


You will require steel toe cap boots, overalls, pen/pencil, notepad/folder and a memory stick. In addition you will require an industry standard face mask. Air fed mask will be provided for when spraying 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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