Course


Motor Vehicle Maintenance Level 1

Study Level


Level 1

Course Code


IMI Certificate

Location


Great Yarmouth Campus

Lowestoft Campus

Duration


1 Year

FT / PT


Full-time

This course covers the basic techniques needed for today’s motor vehicle repair industry. It provides essential knowledge for service technicians working on light vehicles (cars and vans) in all types of garage dealerships and maintenance depots.

Some of the areas covered are:

  • Health and Safety
  • Steering Systems
  • Braking Systems
  • Suspensions Systems
  • Petrol Engines
  • Cooling Systems
  • Lubrication Systems

We run a realistic working environment, where learners carry out a variety of workshop tasks on customers’ vehicles. We also have good links with local garages and are able to offer work experience. Both would be excellent additions to your CV.

There will be opportunities to compete in internal and external competitions. We will use other departments’ facilities to boost self-confidence and teambuilding skills.

You will study theory in a classroom, with modern rigs and resources. Practical lessons will be in our fully equipped four ramp workshop, with a full MOT test lane and the latest diagnostic equipment. Students from the programme also have access to the online learning platform LJ Create.

Requirements

The entry requirements are four GCSEs at 4 grade or above (to include maths and English).

Assessment

There will be a variety of assessments throughout the course. The majority of these will be practical and there will be online assignments and one online exam. All IMI work will be completed on the IMI online ePortfolio system.

Progression

The usual progression route from Level 1 is to go on to the Level 2 Sub Diploma or an Apprenticeship.

We have a number of ex-students that are working at both independent garages and main dealerships including Robinsons Audi, Lings Honda, Mitchells Renault, John Grose Ford and Kia, Simpsons Skoda and more. One is working within motorsport and another has set up his own mobile mechanic business.

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