IMIA Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance

Y ou Will Study:

  • IMIA Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
  • Functional Skills Maths and English

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 aged 19 and over on 31 August 2014 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

Students aged 24 and over maybe eligible for a new Advanced Learning Loan. Visit


Additional Costs

Trips and visits approx. £30

Safety boots and overalls


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 contained within this Information Sheet is correct at November 2013