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Diploma in Transport Maintenance (Light Vehicle) Level 1

  • 1

    Level 1

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2021

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2021, Full Time


As a full-time student this programme of Study will be made up of several different components to ensure that the best possible opportunities are experienced when studying with us, as well as increasing and promoting progression opportunities going forward.

This qualification covers the technical needs for introduction into today's motor vehicle repair industry, including diagnosis of non-complex faults. It provides essential knowledge for service technicians working on cars and light vehicles. During their time at College students will gain basic vehicle maintenance and repair skills and you will study a number of units listed below:

Component Assessment
Engineering Foundation Skills
Health & Safety, Tools and Equipment
Light Vehicle Construction
Electric Vehicles
English and Maths to improve your GCSE/ Functional Skills grades.

Your time at college will be divided into 60% classroom delivery and 40% practical workshop activities. The course includes elements of health and safety, general housekeeping and industry standard repair techniques covering all the systems of the vehicle.

Why Our College?

Specialist workshops

All our engineering students will learn in our specialist workshops using the latest equipment and technology.

Specialist aviation facilities

Our aviation engineering courses are taught in the world class International Aviation Academy Norwich.

Designed with employers

All of our engineering, automotive, and aviation courses have been designed with local and national engineering employers

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have 2 GCSEs at grade E or 2 or above in English and Mathematics plus successful completion of an interview.

Learning Outcomes

This IMI (Institute of Motor Industry) Level 1 Diploma is aimed at young people who are planning a career as an automotive technician.


To successfully complete this course you will need to complete a number of practical assessments, construct a written portfolio and online knowledge assessments. Practical skills will be tested by a series of tasks within the College workshop, theory knowledge will be tested by the portfolio and assessed by the awarding body external verifier.


Successful students could progress onto an IMI Level 2 Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Diploma.

Career Progression

The IMI Level 1 Diploma will help students progress into employment and opens up opportunities to find an apprenticeship programme with an employer.


If you are a UK or home fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 and over please contact the Advice Shop In addition to this there will be costs for Uniform of steel toe capped boots, trousers and logo shirt. Approximate costs £40 Please check our Finance pages for information on financial support, fee information and student travel offers that are available. Alternatively, please contact the Advice Shop.