Motor Vehicle Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair IMI Diploma Level 3

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    Full Time

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    One Year

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    September 2020


This Level 3 Motor Vehicle Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair IMI Diploma builds on the Level 2 Motor Vehicle Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair IMI Diploma and equips you with the knowledge of diagnostic procedures for modern vehicles.

What will I do?

The Level 3 Motor Vehicle Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair IMI Diploma is delivered theory and practical workshops, covering health, safety and good housekeeping, job roles within the automotive industry, materials and fabrication and vehicle system operation diagnostics in the following subjects:

  • Light vehicle Engines
  • Light vehicle chassis systems
  • Light vehicle transmission and driveline systems
  • Light vehicle auxiliary electrical systems
  • Light vehicle engine overhauls

Delivery of the qualification is supplemented by visits to major industry manufacturers, museums and shows, this helps broaden your perspective of progression opportunities following successful completion of the course.

In addition to your main course you will also study:

  • Hybrid Technology

Individual Learning Plans: You will have a personal tutor to help you to plan your learning journey on an individual basis. This is your opportunity to plan realistic targets and maximise your potential.

The entry qualifications for the Level 3 Motor Vehicle Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair IMI Diploma are completion of a Level 2 Motor Vehicle course (or equivalent).

The Motor Vehicle Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair IMI Diploma will take you one year to complete. You will attend College for four days a week.

You will be expected to have a minimum attendance rate of 90%.

The Motor Vehicle Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair IMI Diploma is free, if you are under the age of 19 on 31 August of the year you start the course.

If you are aged 19+, this course will cost £5421.

If you are aged 19-23, fee remission may apply depending on personal circumstances, please enquire with the Registry Department for further information on 01205 365701.

Aged 19+?
If you are aged 19 years or over on the 1st day of your course, you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with your College fees. If you progress to employment you won't have to pay anything back until you’re earning £25,000 per year. Your household income isn't taken into account and there's no credit check. Your eligibility depends on your course, nationality, and age. To find out more contact the College Information Line on 01205 313218.

International and EU Students, please contact the International Office on +44 (0)1205 313212 or for details on fees.

Fees may vary depending on personal circumstances, please enquire for further information.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

Successful completion of each unit is achieved by online exams and practical competency assessments.

Successful completion of the Level 3 Motor Vehicle Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair IMI Diploma allows you to apply for an automotive apprenticeship or continue your studies at university.

Specific Progression routes – FE, HE, Apprenticeship, Employment.

Additional costs include:

  • Cost of corporate clothing as per subject area requirements (will be discussed at interview)
  • Contribution towards educational visits
  • Educational materials (pens, folders etc.)

There may be an opportunity to complete an Industry Placement alongside your main Level 3 course.

Industry placements give you the chance to put into practice what you have learned and you will have the opportunity to spend an average of 50 days working for an employer, in a role directly relevant to your course.

With an Industry Placement you will gain technical skills, be prepared for the world of work, and gain connections in order to secure a job after your course.

What will I gain?

  • Build your confidence, self-reliance and independence in the workplace.
  • Enhance the learning from your college course.
  • Develop your experience and expand your CV.
  • Give yourself a head start in knowing what type of job you may want to go into after finishing your course.
  • May lead to further opportunities such as paid employment or an apprenticeship on completion of your course.
  • Take a step forward professionally, knowing the behaviours expected in the workplace.

What will I do?

  • You will take part in an average of 50 days placement in a role that is directly relevant to your course, in an external organisation.
  • You will develop the practical and technical skills required for your profession/trade.
  • You will develop employability skills such as communication, teamwork and time management.

An existing part time job may qualify as an Industry Placement if it meets the criteria set by the College.

For more information regarding Industry Placements please contact the Enterprise Zone: or call 01205 365701 ext: 3226/3227

How to Apply.

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If you live outside of the UK and would like to apply for this course, please complete the International Enquiry Form.

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