IMI Level 1: Light Vehicle Maintenance | Loughborough College

Level 1 Certificate in
Transport Maintenance

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This level one qualification course is aimed at school leavers and mature students who have a passion for Motor Vehicle Engineering. It is very much geared towards a more practical approach, with classroom delivery kept to a minimum in order to gain a true understanding of the basics of motor vehicle technology from a workshop environment. If you have little or no experience of the motor industry then this course will provide you with a solid foundation in order to progress towards an industry recognised qualification in years two and three.

Course Content

The course covers the technical needs for the motor vehicle repair industry, including basic motor vehicle repair processes, principles and foundation skills. Students also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working within the motor industry.

Team development and Functional Skills are all compulsory elements of the course. The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) set practical assessments in a motor vehicle workshop environment, online multiple choice examinations as well as written "Phase" tests.


Various group enrichment activities are planned into the learning programme; team bonding exercises such as Go Karting & Paintball challenges test you, where working as a team is vital.

Guest speakers from companies are regularly invited to give you an insight as to what goes on within Motorsports teams and the Motoring industry as a whole. Road safety talks are also delivered via the Police, with real life accident management demonstrations from the Fire service and Ambulance crews, educating you as to what they are faced with on a day to day basis.

Entry Requirements

Two GCSEs and a positive reference

Progression Opportunities

On completion of the course you have the opportunity to progress onto The Institute of the Motor Industry's Level 2 Certificate in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair.

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Key Facts


  • September 2018

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time (FT)



Course Duration:

1 Year

Programme Costs:

  • The fees for this course are currently being confirmed.

Please contact Student Recruitment for more information.

College Course Code:

  • 18/19AFF0011

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