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Introduction to Vehicle Technology Entry Level Diploma at East Surrey College

Course description

The IMI Entry Level 3 Diploma assists you to embark on a career in vehicle repair; you will learn vehicle servicing and repair through a mixture of practical and theoretical tasks in our newly built and highly equipped Motor Vehicle workshop and classrooms.

Course content

Units/topics covered:
 Intro to Motor Vehicle Workshop Safety
 Intro to the Automotive Industry
 Intro to Workshop Tools and Equipment
 Engine Components Principles
 Cooling & Lubrication Checks
 Steering & Suspension Principles
 Component Fitting
 Brakes/Wheels/Tyre Checks
 Vehicle Construction and Maintenance
 Driveline Maintenance
 Vehicle Lighting Maintenance
 Vehicle Checks
 Functional Skills Maths
 Functional Skills English

Entry requirements

Students must have a positive school reference and attend a satisfactory interview.


All work is continually assessed by observation of practical tasks, as well as written tests and an ‘end of unit’ online examination.

Financial information

If you are under 19 on 31/08/2016, tuition is free. If you are 19 or over please consult Client Services for advice and guidance on funding and eligibility.
Please be aware that there may be additional costs for equipment and educational visits. This information will be available from the curriculum staff at interview.

Future opportunities

This course provides a progression route to a Level 1 qualification with the potential for a career in the Motor Industry by means of further training, full time employment or an apprenticeship.

Further information

Equipment needed:
Pens; pencils; calculator; A4 folder with dividers; paper; and recommended text book.
If you have any outstanding queries please contact our Client Services team on 01737 788444.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 April 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
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