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Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles IMI Level 3 Diploma

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Offered through the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), this programme is a continuation from the Motor Vehicle Maintenance IMI Level 2 Diploma combining classroom based theory with practical diagnostics and advanced repair procedures.


Entry requirements

To begin this course you will need to have completed the Motor Vehicle Maintenance IMI Level 2 Diploma with maths & English at level 2. Entry will also be subject to a successful interview, where you will be asked to complete a knowledge/skills assessment.

Course content

Advanced diagnostics in:

    • Engines, including lubrication systems, cooling systems and engine management systems
    • Electrics, including Can Bus, flex ray and fibre optics systems.
    • Chassis units including ABS, ESP, advanced suspension and steering systems.
    • Transmission including clutches, manual and automatic gearboxes, final drive units and differentials.

Assessment methods

Assessment will take the form of practical assessments, written assignments and online exams where the candidate will have to demonstrate a sound knowledge of vehicle systems and diagnostic procedures.

Further study and career options

On successful completion of the course you can progress on to an Apprenticeship, or into employment in the motor vehicle sector as a trainee technician, higher education is also accessible via a Foundation Degree in Automotive Engineering or Motorsports.

Additional information

To take part in this course you will need to provide suitable personal protective equipment (PPE) for use in the College workshops.

Funding information

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable. Find out more about your payment options and how your loan could be written off at

Course Information & How to Apply

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
32 weeks 27/09/2019 Fri 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £5421 Vehicle Technology Centre D1201 Apply

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