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Vehicle Technology IMI Diploma Level 1 at City of Wolverhampton College

Course description

By studying this course you will:

  • Learn about the motor vehicle industry
  • Gain an understanding of the principles and procedures for carrying out basic vehicle checks and repairs
  • Improve your skills in vehicle valeting
  • Learn the basic principles of vehicle construction
  • Find out how engines and components operate
  • Learn about maintenance and the use of tools
  • Gain skills in the removal and refitting of body panels
  • Learn basic vehicle body repairs such as filler repairs and painting techniques
  • Find out about health and safety

Course content

Get on the road to a great career in the motor vehicle industry with the Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Technology. This pre-apprenticeship programme will develop your skills and knowledge in a range of areas and give you a multi-skilled qualification which will enable you to progress to a higher level qualification or an apprenticeship in the area that interests you the most. You will learn skills in light vehicle service and repair, vehicle body repair, vehicle body refinishing, valeting and vehicle construction and use your skills in a realistic working environment in our modern industry-standard workshop.

Entry requirements

To access this course you will be required to:

  • Attend an interview at the college
  • Complete an online assessment to determine your current skills and knowledge


Throughout the course you will be assessed through observation of practical tasks, written assessments, assignments, research and on-line tests.

Future opportunities

Succesful completion of the course will enable you to:

  • Progress to the Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Technology
  • Pursue an apprenticeship in the motor vehicle industry

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Wolverhampton College directly.

Last updated date: 13 January 2015
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    • The Paget Road campus, in Compton to the west of Wolverhampton, provides courses in art and design, business and management, computing and IT, education and teaching, engineering, English, health and social care, journalism, maths, media, motor vehicle, music technology, performing arts, photography and science.

      Also on offer at the site are Pathways programmes for people without any formal qualifications, ESOL courses for speakers of other languages, and short courses for job seekers.

      The campus is also home to CitySixth – the college's dedicated sixth form centre offering A Levels in a range of subjects - and a Higher Education Centre which offers HNCs, HNDs and Foundation Degrees, and also boasts an Engineering Learning Zone also equipped with industry-standard equipment, modern motor vehicle workshops, new performing and recording studios, and well equipped science labs.

      The site has a Student Hub, Study Hub, cafeteria and large free student car park and is on major bus routes.