Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair IMI Diploma

Learn how to service cars and carry out basic automotive repairs and gain an industry-recognised qualification in motor vehicle maintenance and repair.

Course Content

You'll work on a wide range of motor vehicles in one of our modern, well-stocked workshops. And we have plenty of the tools and specialist equipment you'd expect to find in good quality professional garages and workshops. Our team of tutors have worked in the automotive industry or are trained to manufacturers' standards so they can help you understand what will make you successful at work.ÊWith the IMI's online portfolio, developed specially for the course, you'll be able to view your progress and manage your work from outside the College as well as in the class

The modules include:

  • Tools, equipment and materials
  • Introduction to the retail car maintenance and repair industry
  • Spark ignition engine systems components and operation
  • Engine liquid cooling and lubrication
  • Steering and suspension systems
  • Braking systems
  • Routine maintenance processes and procedures
  • Construction and maintenance of wheels and tyres
  • Exhaust systems
  • Compression ignition fuel systems
  • Vehicle lighting system
  • Spark ignition system maintenance
  • Health and safety.

Your tutor will observe you in practical assessments and there will be online, multiple choice exams. You'll also produce a portfolio of work.

Entry Requirements

Three GCSEs including English or maths; OR other related qualifications and experience.


1 year


Progress onto our Level 2 course to improve your skills and job prospects or get onto an apprenticeship in car maintenance and repair.

Additional Information

Materials fee. This is a hands-on course in a workshop so you'll need overalls and boots to do the course safely. If you don't have your own, you can buy overalls and boots from the College. Your tutors will give you more information on this.

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