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Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (IMI) - Level 1 at Middlesbrough College

Course description

The IMI Vehicle Maintenance and Repair is designed to provide and learning programme to meet the future needs of the modern vehicle technician and master technician. The aim of the qualification is to develop the necessary knowledge and understanding required of diagnostic and repair technicians, and to provide students with progression opportunities for career development and further study.

Course content

Vocational units you will complete are: • Health and Safety Practices in Vehicle Maintenance • Tools, Equipment and Materials for Vehicle Maintenance • Spark Ignition Engine Systems, Components and Operation • Compression Ignition Engine Systems, Components and Operation • Engine Liquid Cooling & Lubrication Systems Components and Operation • Steering and Suspension Systems Components and Maintenance (4 wheels or more) • Vehicle Braking Systems Components and Maintenance • Routine Vehicle Maintenance Processes and Procedures on Vehicles (4 Wheels or more) • Vehicle Wheels and Tyres Construction and Maintenance • Vehicle Exhaust Systems Components and Maintenance • Vehicle Driveline Maintenance • Spark Ignition System Maintenance • Vehicle Electrical Foundation Skills • Vehicle Lighting System Maintenance As part of your learning programme you will also attend the following session: Maths (Exempt if you have a minimum of GCSE grade C in Maths) English (Exempt if you have a minimum of GCSE grade C in English Language) Study Skills 1:1 Tutorials Enrichment activities

Entry requirements

To gain entry to this qualification you require 4 GCSE’s with a minimum grade of E including Maths, English Language and Science and satisfactory references. Minimum of E3 initial assessment for Maths and English. "If you do not have a Grade A to C in English and/or Maths, you will be required to continue studying these subjects as part of your Study Programme."


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

The College Careers Service is available to all our students. We can help you when deciding which course or option you wish to take. During your course we ensure you develop employability skills and gain relevant experience. We provide information, advice and support when completing your course and progressing to work or going into higher education. When applying for University we can provide support with the UCAS application and Student Finance. Courses that you can progress onto include: IMI Diploma Level 2 Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (QCF) L2 Diploma in Vehicle Fitting Principles

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Middlesbrough College directly.

Last updated date: 12 April 2016
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