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Vehicle Maintenance and Repair - Light Vehicle IMIAL Level 1 Diploma at Exeter College

Course description

This course gives you the essential vehicle maintenance and repair knowledge if you wish to work in all types of garages, dealerships and specialist motor cycle and body repair shops. You will cover theoretical and practical aspects such as routine servicing of vehicles, body repairs techniques and identifying and rectifying faults.

Course content

The award is made up of a series of units that cover specific topics. These topics are delivered by classroom lectures and practical sessions in the vehicle workshop. Each of the units contains a number of learning outcomes. In order to pass and achieve certification, students must achieve all of the unit's learning outcomes, by completing the underpinning knowledge assessment criteria.

Entry requirements

You need four GCSEs at grade E or above (including maths, English and a science), but we may consider other experience if you do not have these grades.


Assessment of each award is made up of three components - IMI Practical Assessments, Centre Devised Assessment Methods and IMI External Testing. You will be expected to achieve Functional Skills and Personal Social Development at an appropriate level.

Financial information

You will be required to have boots, overalls and Polo shirts which are ordered through our supplier. You will also have to pay £50 to cover faculty materials.

Future opportunities

The course is structured to allow you to find a work experience opportunity alongside your college training. This may significantly improve your chances of progressing as an apprentice at the end of this course. You will develop your basic skills and knowledge to get a job in the automotive industry. You will be able to progress onto an apprenticeship programme.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 January 2016
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