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IMI Level 3 Diploma in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

  • Fee
    16-18 Free  /  19+ £5,421*
  • 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

The course covers both practical and theory skills in motor vehicle maintenance and repair.

Students gain practical knowledge in all aspects of motor vehicles engineering including:

  • Engine Technology
  • Transmission Systems
  • Fuel and Exhaust Systems including Fuel Injection Technology
  • Steering and Suspension
  • Electronic Ignition and Engine Management Systems
  • Vehicle Performance Testing
  • Fault Diagnosis
  • Diesel Fuel Systems.

Outline of skills and knowledge

Students also learn how to:

  • Diagnose and rectify vehicle engine units and component faults
  • Diagnose and rectify auxiliary equipment electrical faults

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

This qualification is accepted by the retail motor industry as a recognised trade qualification.

Successful learners will be encouraged to seek a career in the automotive industry.

How will I learn?

Through a combination of Theory and practical classes.

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed by practical tasks, online tests and written assignments (coursework).

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

6 to 8 hours per week outside of the classroom should be sufficient for successful completion of all course work.

Which awarding body is the course validation by?


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

  • Successful completion of the Level 2 award in Light vehicle maintenance and/or appropriate industrial experience.
  • An ability to successfully perform ‘hands-on' problem solving tasks.

Expected prior knowledge

 A Level 2 Motor Vehicle qualification.

English level

Level 2

Mathematics level

Level 2

Equipment and other costs

All equipment is provided free of charge by the College.

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.