Vehicle Maintenance & Repair - Light Vehicle (IMI Level 2 Subsidiary Diploma)

Vehicle Maintenance & Repair - Light Vehicle (IMI Level 2 Subsidiary Diploma)

Subject Area: Automotive


Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2020
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: 143753
  • Entry Requirements

    3 GCSEs at grade 3 (D) including English and/or maths


    Level 1 Vehicle Maintenance and Repair including English & maths at level 1.

    Course Overview

    This course is based at our Ipswich campus.

    IMI Level 2 Subsidiary Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair is a more theory based qualification for those wanting to join the motor vehicle repair industry.

    This qualification provides learners with the opportunity to study both the theory and practical aspects of a range of routine service and maintenance procedures such as

    - Health & Safety

    - Tools and Equipment

    - Automotive job roles

    - Vehicle servicing

    - Engine technology

    - Chassis systems – Tyres, brakes, steering & suspension

    - Vehicle electrical systems to include Hybrid vehicle awareness.

    Practical activities are completed in fully resourced workshops led by highly competent and qualified staff. You must pass all practical and theory elements of the programme to achieve this nationally recognised qualification.

    All students who have not achieved a grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE English or maths will need to study these subjects alongside their chosen qualification.

    Take a 360° virtual tour of your learning environment - Motor Vehicle Workshop | Accident Repair Workshop

    Course Highlights

    You will have the opportunity to demonstrate and build on your skills in our state of the art, industry-standard workshops. You can visit motor shows and exhibitions, while also having the opportunity to test your skills in the World Skills competitions and to exhibit your work at local shows.

    The study programme will also develop personal, social, and employability skills, which includes opportunities to work on community projects and to explore the various career pathways within the automotive industry, and various visits and talks from local employers, who will tell you what you need to get a job in the industry.

    Core Skills Covered: Hands-on | Planning and Organising | Problem Solving | Time Management | Attention to Detail | Budgeting

    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 will be competent to work as a Light Vehicle Service Technician; following further training and development, students can progress to a range of jobs at Level 2 and 3 such as a Light Vehicle Diagnostic Technician, Service Adviser, Service Receptionist or Maintenance Controller.

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    Tuition Costs

    No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2020.

    For all students aged 19+ fees will be published at a later date.

    For details regarding fee remission, please visit our Tuition Fees page.

    Additional Costs

    Trips and visits, safety boots, overalls, tool set, and textbook Principles of Light Vehicle Maintenance (Level 2) (ISBN 978043548167)

    Piotr Wagner - IMIA Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair (Light Vehicle)

    “I love cars and have done since as long as I can remember so I hope to have a career in the industry in some way. “I am enjoying being at the College and I like it here in Ipswich, especially the weather, which is much warmed than in Poland, where I am from!”