Level 3 IMI Diploma

Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Accelerate your career in the automotive service industry with this technician level course. Building on your training at Level 2, this will appeal especially to the aspiring automotive technician.

You’ll be ‘hands on’ in our workshops advancing your skills in more complex chassis and engine repair work. You’ll also learn vital workplace health and safety practices and have customer service training, preparing you for employment.

What will I study?

  • Essential working practices and customer care
  • Vehicle systems
  • Vehicle electrics
  • Fault diagnosis
  • Vehicle science and maths
  • Engine technology and diagnostics
  • Ignition systems
  • Petrol fuelling systems
  • Diesel fuelling systems
  • Transmission systems
  • Steering, braking and suspension
  • 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?

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

  • Gain employment as a Vehicle Technical or study for a MOT Tester qualification, or
  • Level 4 Award in Motor Vehicle Engineering or a foundation degree in a related area

Career options

  • Technical service engineer
  • Design and development engineer
  • Self employed engineer
  • Overseas development

Student Profile
Ollie Rhodes

Level 3 IMI Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

School: Abbotsholme School, Staffordshire

Next step: Level 2 Apprenticeship with Swansway Jaguar, Crewe

Ambition: Racing team technician

“I chose the Level 3 course at Reaseheath because it offered the chance to get hands-on with all vehicle components and systems, from engines to chassis and transmission systems.

“The workshops have all the technology you’d find in the workplace, like ramps and modern diagnostic equipment, and the lecturers and technicians are really knowledgeable because they’ve all worked in the industry.

“I got a different experience from my work placement. I learned how to be part of a team at a busy service garage and dealership, and the importance of time schedules.

“I felt well prepared to enter the industry, and now I’m working on top performance cars.”