This is a 1 year full time course
About the course
Students usually start at level 1 to gain the necessary skills before progressing to level 2.
Theory lessons covering the required technology are classroom based, giving you the opportunity to take notes to aid your studies. Practical lessons take place in the motor vehicle workshops and give you the opportunity to develop the skills needed to pass the assessments. You will learn about Health and safety and the tools and specialist equipment. In addition the course will cover the parts of an engine and how it operates, maintenance of brakes, wheels and exhausts.
You will need to bring your own overalls and safety boots for workshop sessions. All other safety equipment will be provided.
You need to attend regularly and be on time for every lesson.
Functional Skills lessons also form an important part of your course.
They include English and Maths for you to help you improve your skills in these areas. There will be Exams when you are ready.
The course is approximately 60% theory and 40% practical.
Your progress will be reviewed regularly in tutorial sessions
Personal Study Time
You are expected to study independently in your own time, building up your knowledge of motor vehicle technology.
You will be given passwords for our online learning materials, which will give you access to cloud.
We have a comprehensive library for you to access relevant reading
Recommended reading is:
- Vehicle and Engine Technology - Heisler
- Fundamentals of Motor Vehicle Technology - Hillier
- A Practical Approach to Motor Vehicle Engineering - Newbold
Will this course suit me?
Applicants should have willingness and a desire to study on a motor vehicle course, be able to take in technical information and demonstrate practical ability in a workshop setting
IMI level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance
What students say about this course.
"it can be hard learning about the technology but it is very interesting"
"I enjoyed the practicals best and now I have a part time job"
"you have to spend some of your own time studying at home"
"the teachers all have trade experience and are good at putting things across"
"I learned a lot about motor vehicles and I am looking forward to L2"
Grade 2 in English Language and Maths, or completion of a foundation certificate.