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Transport Maintenance – Light Vehicle IMI Level 1 Diploma

This qualification covers the technical needs for today’s motor vehicle repair industry, including the diagnosis of non-complex system faults. It provides essential knowledge for service technicians working on light vehicles (cars and vans) in all types of garages, dealerships and maintenance depots.


Course content

The course will involve both the theory and practical aspects of the following:

  • Carrying Out Routine Vehicle Maintenance
  • Removing and Replacing: Engine units and components
  • Electrical auxiliary units and components
  • Chassis units and components.

Students also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in a garage.

Mandatory units:

  • Contribute to Workplace Good Housekeeping
  • Health and Safety
  • Positive Working Relationships
  • Remove and Replace Light Vehicle Engine Units and Components
  • Remove and Replace Light Vehicle Electrical Units and Components
  • Remove and Replace Light Vehicle Chassis Units and Components.

  • Optional unit:

    • Conduct Pre and Post Work Vehicle Inspections

    Assessment methods

    The learning outcomes are assessed by a variety of task based assessments, observations, oral questioning and online assessments.

    Further study and career options

    You can progress onto Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair IMI Level 2 Diploma.

    Funding information

    This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. Find out more at

    Course Information & How to Apply

    To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

    LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
    32 weeks 19/09/2016 Mon 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £1000 Vehicle Technology Centre D1644 Course in progress


    Additional Learning Support
    If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

    Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
    At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

    We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

    Additional formats
    Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
    01234 291000 to order your copy.

    If you are unemployed and receiving benefits then you could learn for FREE

    You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on one of the following benefits:

    • Employment & Support Allowance (work-related activity group)
    • Jobseekers Allowance
    • Working Tax Credit (subject to income)
    • Income support

    Please note: you will need to be able to produce evidence of the benefit in your name when you come to enrol.

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    For more information please ring us on 01234 291000 or email us.           

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