Level 1 IMI Diploma in

Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Do you love cars? Fancy learning how to repair and maintain them? This course is a great starting point to introduce the basic mechanical skills you’ll need to work in the automotive repair industry.

Training in our specialist Motor Vehicle Technology Centre, our experienced tutors will help you to become familiar with vehicle engines, wheels and tyres, braking systems and other key skills such as welding.

What will I study?

  • Vehicle chassis
  • Petrol and diesel engines
  • Transmissions systems
  • Welding and fabrication
  • Health and safety
  • Auto electrics
  • Wheels and tyres
  • Steering, suspension and braking systems
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

How long will it take?

  • 1 year, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

  • Flexible entry requirements which may mean some GCSEs at grades 1-3

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

Career options

  • Apprenticeships in the motor vehicle industry
  • Service mechanic/fitter