IMIA Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance

You will study:

IMIA Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

All students who have not achieved a grade C or above in GCSE English or Maths or both will need to study an English or/and Maths qualification alongside their chosen main qualification. At enrolment you will undertake a short assessment to help determine how best to help you improve your maths and/or English and which qualification(s) you will follow. This will be discussed with you during induction.

Course Code: EMV91F0
Entry Requirements: A profile of GCSEs at a grade E and F or above, including Maths and English
Start Date: September 2014
Attendance: Full-Time
Duration: 1 year

Course Highlights
On this course, you will learn and demonstrate your skills in our modern, industry standard workshops.

You will also be able to show off your skills and learn new ones at different exhibitions and competitions, including the Suffolk Show

We also have a close relationship with local employers within the automotive industry, which will help you learn how to improve your employability skills.

Course Overview
This foundation programme of study has been designed to give you a general introduction to a broad range of basic motor vehicle and accident repair skills. Practical activities are completed in fully resourced workshops led by highly competent and qualified staff. You will also study technical units to develop skills and knowledge associated with vehicle maintenance in both mechanical and body repair aspects to prepare you for further study in this area of work. You must pass all practical and theory elements of the programme to achieve this nationally recognised qualification.

Next Steps
98% of students who completed this programme have gone into either employment or progressed onto the next level.

On completion of this qualification, students can progress to a Level 2 programme in either Light Vehicle or Accident Repair or an Apprenticeship Programme.

Student Case Study
Ashley Ireland said: “In year 1 there were the opportunities to study different disciplines in both light vehicle and accident repair, this gave me a good understanding of both industry areas to make a selective choice in year 2. It also made me more employable as I could then demonstrate a mixture of skills. After this year I have decided to do Accident Repair and I am enjoying my course”

Tuition costs

No tuition fees are payable for students aged 18 and under.

For all students 19+ fees are £1870 per year and maybe reduced dependent upon your prior attainment and individual financial circumstances.

Please contact Student Support for further guidance on 01473 382738 or

Addtional costs

Trips and visits, safety boots and overalls, tool set, and textbook Level 1 Principles of Light Vehicle (ISBN 9780435048150)

How Do I Apply
Come along to one of our open events and apply or alternatively online.

Support for You
Student support contact or 01473 382738 or email

This course information sheet is available in a different format e.g. large font or electronically, contact the information team on 01473 382211

The information is correct at 4 August 2014.