IMIA Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance
Course Code EMV91F0
Start Date September 2013
Is this the right course for me?
The IMIA Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance is part of a suite of qualifications recognised by the Automotive Industry.
This course is designed to introduce you to the basic skills necessary to build a career in the industry. You will learn a range of skills including working safely, efficiently and effectively while maintaining and repairing light motor vehicles, body repair and paint operations in a garage environment.
All teaching will take place in our fully equipped workshops and classrooms under guidance from qualified and experienced staff.
You must pass all practical and theory elements of the programme to achieve this nationally recognised qualification.
This is a full-time one-year course.
What do I need to join the course?
A profile of GCSEs at grade E to G including English Language and Mathematics OR
Basic literacy and numeracy skills at an appropriate level
A satisfactory interview with a course tutor
An appropriate character reference (for progressing students)
Mature students not meeting the above qualification criteria will be considered on their individual merits
What does the course involve?
You will study units that will equip you with the basic skills required for the Automotive Industry and give an appreciation of the techniques used by the modern motor vehicle technician.
Your study will include the following mandatory units:
Unit L101 Health and Safety Practices in Vehicle Maintenance
Unit L102 Tools, Equipment and materials for Vehicle Maintenance
In addition you will study on further selected units to complete the qualification
Students may complete Key Skills in Communication, ICT and Application of Number.
Can I take additional qualifications?
In addition to your main qualification you may have the opportunity to achieve further qualifications by undertaking short courses such as First Aid.
How will I be assessed?
Suffolk New College offers a flexible approach to assessment whilst maintaining rigorous standards.
The student’s knowledge is assessed by IMIA set practical assessments, ‘on-line’ multiple-choice testing and a short written question paper.
How many hours per week do I have to attend College for?
Successful completion of this course will require a combination of tutor-directed study and private study. Normally you will attend for 17 hours of tutor-directed study each week.
Students are expected to complete coursework, revise for exams and carryout research outside of their normal college hours.
What can I do when I complete the course?
This course provides the opportunity for successful candidates to progress to other full-time, or part-time study in motor vehicle subjects.
Tuition costs? (This information is subject to change)
No tuition fees are payable for students aged 18 and under.
For all students aged 19 and over on 31 August 2013 fees are yet to be confirmed and will be dependent upon your level of study, prior attainment and individual circumstances. Contact Student Support for further advice and guidance 01473 382 738 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Will I have to pay any additional costs?
You will need to buy overalls and protective footwear for the course. You will also need to provide a padlock for a locker.
Visits to relevant organisations, providers and facilities are part of the programme. Students are required to make a financial contribution of £25 towards the cost of these at the beginning of the course.
What support is available for me?
The Student Support Team in room G18 (behind the Learning Curve) can be contacted by email: email@example.com and by telephone: 01473 382 738 and is available to answer all your queries about the support available at Suffolk New College, including financial support.
How do I apply?
Following acknowledgement of your application you will be invited to attend a programme guidance session when you will be able to find out more about the course and to discuss any support needs you may have. An offer may be made which would be subject to you achieving all of the entry requirements.
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The information contained within this Information Sheet is correct at May 2013