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Vehicle Maintenance IMI - Entry Level 3 at Dudley College

Course description

This award is composed of 17 units and is designed to give you the basic knowledge which will enable you to progress towards the minimum qualifications or skill levels required for entry into the industry.

The following subjects will be studied:

Engine lubrication
  • Engine cooling
  • Diesel and petrol fuel systems
  • Spark ignition systems
  • Electrical lighting systems
  • Braking systems
  • Steering and suspension systems
  • Wheel and tyre systems
  • Transmission systems
  • Work experience and personal and social development.

The programme places an emphasis on learning by doing and is assessed by a combination of practical assignments and online knowledge tests.

To gain the full certificate you will need to complete practical tasks for each unit and oral questioning for the units on engine and lubrication, spark ignition systems, steering and suspension and wheel and tyre systems.

Functional skills: communication and maths.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements. Acceptance will be subject to an interview with the course tutor.


You are assessed by defining practical tasks and completing knowledge tests.

Financial information

There is no need to worry about the costs of coming to college as there is lots of financial help available. Our finance and welfare officers will be able to talk to you about any help that may be available to you based on your individual circumstances.

Examples of financial help are:

Bursary fund

Students aged 16-18 attending a full-time further education course can apply to the 16-18 Bursary Fund for help with college related costs. More information about the 16-18 Bursary Fund can be found at the website: or by contacting our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.


We will provide a free bus pass to help with travel costs for 16-18* year olds on full-time programmes, based on individual circumstances**. To qualify for a free bus pass***, you must live more than one mile from the campus at which you will be studying and not already be in receipt of other financial support, such as Care to Learn funding.

*Under 19 as at 31 August 2016.

**Students with learning difficulties or disabilities who are unable to access public transport may still be able to receive help – talk to our Student Finance team.

***Evidence of family income will need to be provided.

For advice on help that may be available to you when you start college call our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.

Future opportunities

IMI Vehicle Maintenance and Repair – Level 1.

Further information

For further information about Dudley College and the courses on offer, please visit or contact Student Services on 01384 363 363.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 November 2015
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