IMI Level 1 Diploma in Automotive Maintenance

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This course introduces you to the world of light vehicle maintenance with an emphasis on motor mechanics. You will gain knowledge of compression ignition engine system components, air and liquid cooling systems, lubrication systems, and compression ignition fuel systems. You will also strengthen your health and safety knowledge in a garage context.

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Who is this course for?

If you’re in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next steps towards your career these courses are for you. Our vast selection of vocational courses span a range of subjects and combine academic study with practical skills. Study in industry standard facilities and use our industry links to prepare for progression.

Benefits / Skills

  • Explore exhaust systems.
  • Gain knowledge of brake systems.
  • Understand health and safety
  • Provide mechanical repairs.
  • Entry Requirements

    A range of GCSEs including English and maths at grade 3.

    Career Progression

    Progression may include a level 2 qualification, an apprenticeship, or relevant employment

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    Course Details


    1 year

    Study Type

    Full time

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    Course Fee (16-18)

    No fee

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    Course Facts


    Take advantage of our bespoke workshops and garages to gain practical experience in a professional environment. Visit our Facebook @EngineeringLCC.

    Labour Market

    By 2024, the vehicle technician, mechanic and electrician labour market in Leeds is predicted to grow by 5.3%. (EMSI, 2019)

    Student Testimonial

    “I have cerebral palsy but I don’t let this hold me back. I get to spend every day doing something I love and learning more about it.” Nathan Hodgson Automotive Engineering student.
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