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The Sheffield College's Stephen Enright demonstrates vinyl wrapping skills
The Sheffield College's Stephen Enright demonstrates vinyl wrapping skills
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A new course to give workers in the vehicle trade the skills to transforms the look of a car through vinyl wrapping has been unveiled by The Sheffield College.

The college is the first in the country to offer a vinyl wrapping course that has been approved by the Institute of the Motor Industry, the Sector Skills Council for the automotive retail industry and the governing body for the Automotive Technician Accreditation scheme.

“Vehicle wrapping appeals to drivers who want to customise their car to reflect their personality, and stand out from the crowd,” said Sheffield College motor vehicle lecturer Stephen Enright. The technique is popular with drivers who want to give their vehicles contrast.

“Others like it to make their car look more sporty.

“The tools required to vinyl wrap are very affordable and it is possible that some people could set up in business for under £200 after completing the training.”

Vinyl wrapping involves heating and stretching large sheets of vinyl over a car’s bodywork and can be used to change a vehicle’s colour, create advertisements or protect the bonnet.