Entry Level 3 IMI Certificate in Introduction to Automotive Maintenance and Repair

Course Code: P259057

Key Information

  • Course type


  • Campus:

    Highbury Campus

  • Start Date:

    09 Sept 2024

  • Duration:

    1 year

  • Attendance:


  • Fees:


Entry Level 3 VRQ Certificate for the Introduction to the Motor Vehicle Industry & Technologies

For anyone who wants to develop their knowledge and skills across a variety of specialist areas to prepare you for further studies or employment.

Units include:

  • principles of component fitting
  • spark ignition engine systems
  • compression ignition engine systems
  • engine liquid cooling and lubrication
  • steering and suspension systems
  • vehicle braking systems, wheels and tyres
  • vehicle driveline maintenance and electrical foundation skills.

You will be taken on a number of trips to find out about different aspects of the industry and the many roles open to you. You will also benefit from 24/7 access to our online resources LJ Create and Vehicle Visuals.

Alongside this qualification, you will be working towards specific Functional Skills or GCSE qualifications in maths and English.

There are no entry requirements for this course.

This course lasts 36 weeks and 100% attendance is expected for the duration of the programme. Maths, English, work experience and tutorials all form part of the overall qualification and non-attendance to any of these sessions may result in the overall qualification not being achieved. Continued non-attendance to any timetabled sessions may result in losing your place on the course.

You will develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes that you will need to progress into positive destinations. You will be assessed through a variety of ways (activity, group work, photographic and video), which will be presented through a portfolio of evidence.

You will be assigned a tutor who will support you throughout your time in college. Teaching staff will work closely with you to help you achieve planned learning goals. Our staff are experienced at delivering classes to meet your needs and will work with you to build your confidence and skills.

Our Highbury Campus is equipped with modern resources that will support you to achieve positive outcomes and to achieve your qualification.

School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

You can progress to the Level 1 Diploma in Transport Maintenance.

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