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IMI Level 1 Award in Light Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair at Coleg Sir Gar

Course description

  • A strong emphasis on practical training
  • Essential underpinning knowledge giving the theory behind the practical tasks carried out
  • Essential training to become a fully qualified apprentice

Course content

The IMI awards offer progression for students following a City and Guilds foundation year or those who have completed GCSEs. The course offers a mixture of theory and practical teaching aimed at developing the skills necessary for the motor vehicle industry.

Entry requirements

Normally students who are 16 -19 years of age require no formal qualifications but evidence of practical ability and enthusiasm for the motor vehicle industry is essential. All students will be interviewed and undergo an entry test.


The course is continuously assessed via a combination of written assignments and practical skills based tests.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of the IMI level 1 award could lead to a level 2 technical certificate and/or a full apprenticeship.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Pibwrlwyd is a friendly campus in a rural setting on the outskirts of the market town of Carmarthen which is also the commercial centre for a large and thriving area. The campus is home to a wide range of curriculum that spans further and higher education. Key activities on the campus include Automotive Engineering, Business and Management, Catering and Hospitality, Equine Studies, Animal Science, and Teacher Training. All activities are well supported by resources and facilities including:

      Modern ICT equipment and laboratories
      Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Salon (Salon Pib)
      A well-stocked Learning Centre / Library
      Merlin’s training restaurant which is open to the public and available for small meetings/seminars
      An indoor riding arena with disabled access as well as an outdoor arena
      State of the art motor vehicle workshops
      An exotic animal care centre which incorporates reptiles, fish and amphibians
      The location, facilities and staff all contribute to creating a close learning community on the campus where everyone is supportive and caring particularly towards the students’ needs.