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Transport Maintenance IMI Level 1 Certificate at Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College

Course description

This qualification has a predominantly practical approach to assessment and includes many visual questioning techniques, which will stimulate and interest the learner.

The qualifications combination of units provides learners with the flexibility in the choice of the areas they wish to develop their knowledge and skills in.

All learners will develop their knowledge and skills in Health and safety practices in vehicle maintenance, good housekeeping in the automotive environment tools equipment and materials for vehicle maintenance.

Learners have the opportunity develop their knowledge and skills in a wide variety of areas, and also the option to achieve Level 2 units, which will support the learner’s progression to an IMI Level 2 Certificate (VRQ) in the appropriate career route.

Course content

Examples of some of the unit options available follow:

  • Introduction to the retail automotive maintenance and repair industry
  • Spark ignition engine systems, components and operation
  • Compression ignition engine systems, components and operation
  • Steering and suspension systems components and maintenance (4 wheels or more)
  • Vehicle braking systems components and maintenance
  • Vehicle wheels and tyres construction and maintenance
  • Vehicle exhausts systems components and maintenance
  • Introduction to low carbon technologies in the automotive industry
  • Vehicle electrical foundation skills
  • Basic vehicle valeting
  • Light vehicle construction
  • Removing and replacing light vehicle electrical units and components
  • Removing and replacing light vehicle chassis units and components
  • Inspection, repair and replacement of high performance light vehicle tyres

The assessments for this qualification have a practical focus and combine various assessment styles/methodologies in order to suit the subject and levels of units contained within it.

Entry requirements

You will need a IMI entry level 3 or an equivalent qualification or with the following:

  • 2 GCSE at grade A*- G.
  • F/S maths and English
  • You will be required to attend a College interview and complete an assessment test.
  • A recent reference.

Assessment

The assessments for this qualification have a practical focus and combine various assessment styles/methodologies in order to suit the subject and levels of units contained within it.

Future opportunities

This Certificate is ideal for those learners who wish to undertake a qualification which will support their progress into the retail motor vehicle industry and to a Level 2 Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ). It can also supplement their progress to GCSEs and other appropriate destinations, such as the Institute of the Motor Industry Sector Skills Council (IMI SSC) Intermediate Apprenticeship at Level 2, or employment.

Further information

Fully equipped workshops and qualified staff with the use of designated classrooms and IMI E-portfolio programs.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College directly.

Last updated date: 06 January 2017