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IMI Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance (Cars) - Level 1 at South Thames College

Course description

Learn how to service cars and carry out basic automotive repairs and gain an industry-recognised qualification in motor vehicle maintenance and repair.

Course content

You'll work on a wide range of motor vehicles in one of our modern, well-stocked workshops. And we have plenty of the tools and specialist equipment you'd expect to find in good quality professional garages and workshops. Our team of tutors have worked in the automotive industry or are trained to manufacturers' standards so they can help you understand what will make you successful at work. With the IMI's online portfolio, developed specially for the course, you'll be able to view your progress and manage your work from outside the College as well as in the class.

Entry requirements

Three GCSEs including English or maths; OR other related qualifications and experience.


Your tutor will observe you in practical assessments and there will be online, multiple choice exams. You'll also produce a portfolio of work.

Future opportunities

Progress onto our Level 2 course to improve your skills and job prospects or get onto an apprenticeship in car maintenance and repair.

Further information

This is a hands-on course in a workshop so you'll need overalls and boots to do the course safely. If you don't have your own, you can buy overalls and boots from the College. Your tutors will give you more information on this.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 December 2015
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