Motor Vehicle courses
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Light Vehicle Maintenance, IMI Diploma
What will I do on this course?
This study programme is high in practical diagnostic content and covers the diagnosis of modern complex motor vehicle systems including advanced systems operation and their faults. You will learn about engine and cooling systems, fuel systems, transmission, brake systems, steering, suspension, and electrical systems and inspections.
The study programme also includes tutorial support, employability development and study skills. We will also work with you to develop your skills in English and maths. As part of this course, you’ll also have the opportunity to gain work experience through a one- week placement in the automotive industry.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through workshop observations, an e-portfolio and an online multiple-choice questionnaire.
What could I do after this course?
With this qualification you could enter the motor vehicle industry as a technician, or increase your skills and potential with an apprenticeship or a foundation degree.
Five GCSEs at grade 9-4 including English and maths, or a recognised qualification in vehicle maintenance Level 2 and a successful interview.
Occupations related to Light Vehicle Maintenance, IMI Diploma
Vehicle technician, mechanic or electrician
Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians accept calls for help and repair and service the mechanical parts and electrical/electronic circuitry and components of cars, lorries, buses, motorcycles and other motor vehicles, and repair and service auto air-conditioning systems.
Employment in region: 7,548 positions
Vehicle body builder or repairer
Job holders in this unit group construct and repair the bodies of road vehicles, and fit interior and exterior fittings to vehicle bodies.
Employment in region: 724 positions
What Our Students Say
Alessandro Tessitore, Motor vehicle
“The facilities and the tutors were excellent and exceeded my expectations”
Course: Motor Vehicle
What next? Allessandro has progressed onto the Level 3 course.