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Light Vehicle Maintenance IMIAL Certificate/Diploma Level 1

Subject Area
Start Date
September 2023
Study Mode
1 year
Level 1

This course is designed to engage and motivate students who are interested in learning about the maintenance of motor vehicles and the various roles that are available in the retail motor industry.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 3 GCSE subjects at grade 2, ideally including English and Maths.

What will I study?

You will study a selection of the following units at Level 1:

Mandatory units:

  • Health and Safety Practices in Vehicle Maintenance
  • Tools, Equipment and Materials for Vehicle Maintenance

Optional units:

  • Spark Ignition Engine Systems Components and Operation
  • Compression Ignition Engine Systems Components and Operation
  • Engine Liquid Cooling and Lubrication Systems Components and Maintenance
  • Vehicle Braking Systems Components and Maintenance
  • Routine Vehicle Maintenance Processes and Procedures
  • Vehicle Wheels and Tyres Construction and Maintenance
  • Vehicle Exhaust Systems Components and Maintenance
  • Vehicle Driveline Maintenance
  • Introduction to Spark Ignition Fuel Systems
  • Introduction to Compression Ignition Fuel Systems
  • Introduction to Low Carbon Technologies in the Automotive Industry
  • Spark Ignition Systems Maintenance
  • Vehicle Electrical Foundation Skills
  • Vehicle Lighting System Maintenance

You will also study GCSE English and Maths alongside this course.

Additional costs

You will require the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and a toolbox. There is also a £50 contribution towards consumables for the course.

Method of delivery

You will typically be in College three days per week with time spent in the workshop undertaking practical activities and in the classroom studying theory work.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through online assessment, practical assignments and through multi-choice exams.

Good course combinations

This is a full-time course. It is not possible to combine this course with other Vocational, Apprenticeship or A Level programmes.

Your next steps

You can continue your studies by progressing on to the Vehicle Fitting Principles Diploma Level 2, or alternatively you can find employment in the automotive industry or a motor vehicle apprenticeship.

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