This course is a 1-year full-time course that comprises a full Level 1 IMI Diploma. You will attend 3-4 days a week for 35 weeks.


 

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

Progression at The College to the IMI Level 2 Automotive course or employment through the Apprenticeship program in the Automotive industry.

What jobs can I get? 

Potential jobs after completing Level 1 and Level 2 courses also include Light Vehicle Service Technician, Parts Advisor, Tyre Technician, MOT Vehicle Examiner, or Workshop Controller.

Please see the link below to the IMI's Careers page.

http://www.autocity.org.uk/index.php/cars/ 

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

You will need to achieve GCSE grades 9*-4 in English and maths (formerly A-C). 

What about work experience? 

 All students are expected to complete a period of work experience, your tutor can assist with this but you should start looking now you have read this page.

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
TDN1FD007V 06/09/2021 £125.00 £125.00 £1775.00

* Please note fees are subject to change.

Course content

Course Content 

 Level 1 Diploma in Automotive Maintenance (IMI)

  • Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Tools, Equipment, and Consumable Materials for Vehicle Maintenance
  • Engine Operation and Components
  • Engine Cooling System Components and Maintenance
  • Spark Ignition System Components and Maintenance 
  • Spark-Ignition Engine Fuel System Components and Maintenance
  • Compression-Ignition Engine Fuel System Components and Maintenance
  • Exhaust System Components and Maintenance 
  • Steering System Components and Maintenance 
  • Suspension System Components and Maintenance 
  • Braking System Components and Maintenance 
  • Wheel and Tyre Construction and Maintenance
  • Vehicle Transmission System Components and Maintenance

These units are practical and theory-based with a 50/50 split between workshop time and theory lesson.

 

These units are practical and theory-based with approximately a 50/50 split between workshop and theory lesson.

Extension topics include:

  • Vehicle inspections
  • Electric Vehicle Awareness 
  • Introduction to Low Carbon Technologies
  • Preparation to Become a Vehicle Driver
  • Lubrication System Components and Maintenance

More info

Start Day/Time 

Hours of attendance and start date will be confirmed at interview or enrolment.

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 1

Qualification Name 

Level 1 Diploma

Awarding Body 

IMI

Curriculum Area 

Engineering and Construction - Motor Vehicle, Marine, Composites

More about the course 

You will need to provide suitable overalls and safety boots which must always be worn at all times in the workshops, you will have access to the IMI E-portfolio 24/7 and will need to bring pens and an A4 notebook to keep a record of your learning.

Students will be expected to complete an additional two hours minimum of self-study each week.

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 1

Qualification Name 

Level 1 Diploma

Awarding Body 

IMI