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Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles IMI Level 3 Diploma

Offered through the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), this programme is a continuation from the Motor Vehicle Maintenance IMI Level 2 Diploma combining classroom based theory with practical diagnostics and advanced repair procedures.

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Entry requirements

To begin this course you will need to have completed the Motor Vehicle Maintenance IMI Level 2 Diploma with maths & English at level 2. Entry will also be subject to a successful interview, where you will be asked to complete a knowledge/skills assessment.

Course content

Advanced diagnostics in:

    • Engines, including lubrication systems, cooling systems and engine management systems
    • Electrics, including Can Bus, flex ray and fibre optics systems.
    • Chassis units including ABS, ESP, advanced suspension and steering systems.
    • Transmission including clutches, manual and automatic gearboxes, final drive units and differentials.

Assessment methods

Assessment will take the form of practical assessments, written assignments and online exams where the candidate will have to demonstrate a sound knowledge of vehicle systems and diagnostic procedures.

Further study and career options

On successful completion of the course you can progress on to an Apprenticeship, or into employment in the motor vehicle sector as a trainee technician, higher education is also accessible via a Foundation Degree in Automotive Engineering or Motorsports.

Additional information

To take part in this course you will need to provide suitable personal protective equipment (PPE) for use in the College workshops.

Pay by instalments

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

Funding information

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable. Find out more about your payment options and how your loan could be written off at www.bedford.ac.uk/loans

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 www.bedford.ac.uk/concessions

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 25/09/2020 Fri 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £3516 Vehicle Technology Centre BKD1201 Apply

 

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Accessibility
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.

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Advanced Learner Loans
If you’re aged 19 or over on the start date of your chosen course, you can apply for a loan to cover the tuition fees for some Level 3+ qualifications. There’s also nothing to pay back until you’ve completed your course and you’re earning over £25,000 per year!

» Visit the Advanced Learner Loans page for more information

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