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IMI Level 1 Diploma in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

  • Fee
    16-18 Free  /  19+ £1,896*
  • Duration of course 36 weeks
  • Course type Full-time (16-18s)
  • This course is suitable for 16-18; Adults

Will the course give me what I want?

Course content

This Level 1 qualification covers the basic technical needs for today’s motor vehicle repair industry.

Outline of skills and knowledge

Students study both the theory and practical aspects of the following:

  • Light Vehicle Construction and Routine Maintenance
  • Operating Principles of Light Vehicle Engines, Tyres, Brakes, Steering and Suspension Systems
  • Operating Principles and Maintenance of Light Vehicle Transmission Systems and Electrical and Electronic Systems

Students also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in a garage.

What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed to?

This is a stand alone qualification but also acts as a progression route to the Level 2 IMI qualification. This qualification is accepted by the retail motor industry as a recognised trade qualification.

How will I learn?

 Through a combination of theory and practical classes.

How will I be assessed?

The student’s knowledge is assessed by set practical assessments in a motor vehicle workshop environment, by ‘on-line’ multiple-choice tests and by assessments set by the student’s centre.

How much time should I be expected to spend on assignments, projects, field trips etc

 Much of the coursework is completed in College time: four to six hours per week outside of College time should be sufficient to complete all other coursework.

Which awarding body is the course validation by?


What qualifications or skills do I need to show I have before I can enrol?

No formal qualifications are required but candidates must have good basic Mathematics and English qualifications and the ability to carry out practical tasks.

Expected prior knowledge

 A practical ability to fix and repair engineered objects.

English level

 A basic level of English is required for portfolio completion.

Mathematics level

 A basic level of Maths is required for successful completion of workshop tasks.

Equipment and other costs

 All equipment is provided free of charge.

For further information please call 020 7258 2721, email or come to one of our Open Days.


* Fee information

Fees shown are set against the current year (August 2017 to July 2018) and are subject to change when Government funding changes are announced.

All our full time further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are free if you are 16-18 years old and meet UK residency requirements. Depending on your circumstances, you may also be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as free school meals and travel.

If you are  enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances.