MCAST Diploma in Automotive Repair (Body and Paint)

MCAST Diploma in Automotive Repair (Body and Paint)

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MCAST Diploma in Automotive Repair (Body and Paint)
Course Code ME3-A1-14
MQF Level Level 3
Duration 2 years on apprenticeship
Awarding Body MCAST
Fees
Entry Requirements MCAST Foundation Certificate

or

2 SEC/O-Level passes/SSC&P (Level 3) passes

Preferred: Mathematics

 

A full “Secondary School Certificate and Profile” (SSC&P) at Level 2 will be accepted in lieu of one (1) O-Level pass.

Other Entry Requirements A medical certificate for colour blindness is a necessary requirement to attend the course.
Course Description The course is intended for students with little or no knowledge and experience of the automotive industry. The student will learn how to work on vehicle accident repair tasks in body work under minimal supervision. The course will also provide the student with the skills required to carry out paint repairs to the manufacturers’ specifications. The student will thus gain a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills in automotive accident repair (panel beating) together with body paint principles. The student will also be expected to carry out effective housekeeping practices  to work effectively within the automotive industry. The student will also learn how to work safely when carrying out removal and replacement of exterior vehicle panels and paint jobs. The student will also be expected to improve his/her knowledge of key skills subject such as, Mathematics, English, Maltese, Information Technology and Personal Development.
Study/Course Delivery This programme of study addresses the competences required as entry level to the Mechanical Engineering sector. The achievement of the required underpinning knowledge and key skills will be accomplished through contextualising key skills and adopting a highly practical approach.
Assessment Assessment of the programme is an integral part of the learning process. Varied assessment methods are employed. The learning process is completed by providing students with feedback that is both formative and summative in nature
Programme Learning Outcomes 1. Use correct personal and vehicle protection within the automotive environment

2. Understand how to carry out removal and fitting of non-permanently fixed motor vehicle body panels

3. Understand how to carry out the preparation of bare metal and pre-painted surfaces to accept foundation materials and paint topcoats

4. Understand how to identify, mix and apply fillers and foundation materials in vehicle refinishing.

Core Study Units
  • Health, safety, good housekeeping and working relationships in the automotive environment
  • Car body construction and materials
  • Minor and major repair of exterior vehicle panels
  • Removal, replacement and fitting of vehicle panels and components
  • The principles of fabrication and welding technology
  • Painting – preparing, applying and repairing
  • Maltese
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Personal Development
  • Information Technology
  • Science
Specialist Units
Supplementary Units
Supporting Units
Optional Units
Progress After Completion
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Joinery, Furniture Design and Manufacturing
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Welding and Fabrication
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Electrical Systems
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Electronics (Biomedical Engineering)
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Electronics (Communications)
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Electronics (Computer Engineering)
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Electronics (Embedded Systems Design)
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Electronics (Green Energy Technologies)
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Electronics (Industrial Electronics)
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Electronics (Power Electronics)
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Aviation Operations

 

Career Opportunities
  • Panel beater
  • Sprayer

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