IMI Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles Level 3

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Engineering and Automotive



Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Full Time

Crosskeys Campus

Start Date

Start Date
05 September 2022


1 year

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance.

In a nutshell

This course is an in-depth study into vehicle maintenance and repair.

This course is for you if...

... You’ve previously completed the Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

... You want a blend of practical and theoretical study

... You are a good problem-solver with a keen interest in vehicles

What will I be doing?

This course is endorsed as a Technical Diploma and is designed to satisfy the theory component of the VCQ Level 3 in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair. It also satisfies the requirements of the Maintenance & Repair Advanced Apprenticeship Framework (Light Vehicle).

You’ll complete 8 modules through a combination of practical and theory elements, studying units such as:

  • Health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment
  • Support for job roles in the automotive environment
  • Materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in the automotive environment
  • Diagnosis and rectification of vehicle auxiliary electrical faults
  • Diagnosis and rectification of light vehicle engine faults
  • Diagnosis and rectification of light vehicle chassis system faults
  • Diagnosis and rectification of light vehicle transmission and driveline faults
  • Inspecting light vehicles using prescribed methods

You’ll develop essential employability skills, such as self-management, team working, business awareness and customer awareness, problem-solving, communication, basic literacy and numeracy, a positive attitude to work.

You’ll be assessed via online tests, coursework, assignments, portfolio work and practical assessments. Upon completion, you’ll achieve:

  • Diploma Level 3 Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair
  • Appropriate supporting qualification/s where applicable to tailor the programme content to meet the specific needs of either the community, yourself or the industry.
  • Skills Activities
  • Maths and English

What is expected of me?

To enter this course, you’ll need the Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance.

Full commitment to attendance is required, as is the ability to work independently and as part of a team. You should have a strong desire to work in the motor vehicle industry, abide by the college ethos and be willing to participate in improving their level of academic subjects.

What comes next?

  • IMIAL Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Automotive Studies for Master Technicians
  • A suitable Apprenticeship
  • Employment as a motorcycle technician

Additional information

You’ll need to purchase appropriate Personal Protective Equipment, such as boots and overalls, the cost of which is approximately £40.00. You’ll also need to supply your own stationery and folders.

Crosskeys Campus
(Full Time)
Start Date: 05 September 2022

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact our Student Recruitment team