York College

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Vehicle body builders and repairers

Up to £30,000

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Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians

Up to £33,000

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Metal working production and maintenance fitters

Up to £36,000

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Entry requirements

Please see our Entry Requirements page for general entry requirement guidance. Students must have achieved a GCSE grade 4 in English and Maths; or have completed the Vehicle Fitting Principles IMIAL Diploma Level 2.


One year.

What will I study?

Units include:

  • Health and Safety Practices in Vehicle Maintenance
  • Job Roles in the Automotive Industry
  • Spark Ignition Engine Systems, Components and Operation
  • Routine Vehicle Maintenance Processes and Procedures
  • Introduction to Low Carbon Technologies in the Automotive Industry
  • Vehicle Electrical Foundation Skills
  • Removing and Replacing Engine Units and Components
  • Removing and Replacing Chassis Units and Components

How will I be assessed?

The assessment is made up of two components which are set by the IMI:

  • Practical tasks e.g. remove and replace engine components
  • On-line testing of theory knowledge

What could it lead to?

Many of the students take up employment in the automotive industry and/or follow a Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship. Alternatively, it is possible to progress onto the Level 3 Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair IMIAL VRQ with the correct entry requirements and successful interview (depending on number of applicants).

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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