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Vehicle Maintenance Level 1 IMI Diploma at Harrogate College

Course description

This course supports related NVQs in motor vehicles and is an ideal starting point for anyone seeking employment in the motor industry.

Course content

Students learn basic motor vehicle repair operations.
Units of study include:
Health & Safety Practices and Tools/Equipment
Operation of Spark and Compression Ignition Engines
Components and Operations of Various Engine Systems (Coolant, Lubrication, Ignition and Fuel)
Driveline Maintenance
Maintenance and Operation of Chassis Systems (Tyres, Brakes, Steering and Suspension)
Electrical Foundation Skills
Other Vocational Optional Units and Personal Social Development Skills Units.

Students will also study the NCFE Level 1 Award in Welding.

Entry requirements

Applicants are assessed on an individual basis, taking into account existing academic or vocational qualifications and experience. An interest in the motor industry is required.

Future opportunities

The natural progression route is to the IMI Level 2 Technical Certificate in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair. Apprenticeship and Advanced Apprenticeship schemes are available on a College day release basis for those who find employment.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 15 April 2016
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    • Harrogate College offers you a wide range of exciting courses to enable you to reach your career potential. The College has a reputation of offering a range of vocational opportunities meaning that you can choose a course that’s right for you, which will develop skills that today’s employers are looking for.

      Working with local businesses and organisations provides students with the opportunity to work on live projects to demonstrate ‘real’ work experience and develop your Curriculum Vitae as well as gain a nationally recognised qualification.

      The College provides outstanding student support including careers advice, course information, guidance and support, and counselling, there is always someone available to listen and help you. Harrogate College also offers a range of social activities designed to help you make the most of your leisure time while you study at the College.