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Light Vehicle Maintenance IMI Diploma Level 1 at Waltham Forest College

Course description

This qualification is ideal for anyone wishing to pursue a career as a Motor Vehicle Technician, or anyone who is looking to expand their knowledge of service and repairs within the Automotive industry.

This IMI Level 1 course is the first step to advancing you from beginner to qualified mechanic. You can then decide whether you would like to take your skills into a dealership or a high octane Formula One environment.

Course content

Health and safety / tool identification
Diesel and petrol engines
Electrical systems
Engine cooling and lubrication systems
Suspension and chassis

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade G or above including English and Maths
Interview and assessment


Practical assessments in a motor vehicle workshop environment
Much of the coursework is completed in college time: 4 to 6 hours per week outside of college time should be sufficient to complete all other coursework.

Future opportunities

Progression to a Level 2 Motor Vehicle Diploma or an Apprenticeship.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 July 2017
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    • Train:

      Trains run to Blackhorse Road station from Gospel Oak and Ba

      rking (a bus can then be taken to Priestley Way).


      The Victoria Line stops at Blackhorse Road station, which is approximately a 5 minutes walk to Priestley Way. Alternatively, you can get a bus.


      Buses 230 and 123 stop at Blackhorse Road station, take the 158 bus from Blackhorse Road station and get off at Priestley Way.