What courses can I do after this?
Progression at The College to the IMI Level 2 in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair or employment through a Level 2 apprenticeship programme in the motor industry with the possibility of further progression onto a Level 3 advanced apprenticeship
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.
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 will assist with this.
|Course Code||Start Date||Costs 16-18||Costs 19-23 (with concessions)||Costs 19+ (no concessions)|
* Please note fees are subject to change.
IMI Level 1 Diploma in Transport Maintenance-Light Vehicle
- Health and Safety in the Workplace
- Locating, Interpreting and Using Technical Information
- Applying Engineering Techniques in an Automotive Environment (L/508/3614)
- Knowledge Relating to Automotive Foundation Skills
- Moving Loads and Vehicle Lifting
- Vehicle Materials and Joining Methods
- The Retail Motor Industry
- Preparation to Become a Vehicle Driver
- Preparation for Riding a Motorcycle or Moped
- Health and Safety Practices in a Maintenance and Repair Environment
- Tools, Equipment and Consumable Materials for Vehicle Maintenance
- Air and Liquid Cooling System Components and Operation
- Lubrication System Components and Operation
- Routine Vehicle Maintenance Processes and Procedures
- Spark Ignition Engine System Components and Operation
- Light Vehicle Braking System Components and Maintenance
- Light Vehicle Wheel and Tyre Construction and Maintenance
- Light Vehicle Exhaust System Components and Maintenance
- Lighting System Maintenance
- Vehicle Exterior Valeting and Detailing
- Electric Vehicle Awareness
These units are practical and theory based with a 50/50 split between workshop time and theory lesson.
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.