Level 3 IMI Diploma

Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Accelerate your career in the automotive service industry with this technician level course. Building on your training at Level 2, this will appeal especially to the aspiring automotive technician.

You’ll be ‘hands on’ in our workshops advancing your skills in more complex chassis and engine repair work. You’ll also learn vital workplace health and safety practices and have customer service training, preparing you for employment.

What will I study?

  • Essential working practices and customer care
  • Vehicle systems
  • Vehicle electrics
  • Fault diagnosis
  • Vehicle science and maths
  • Engine technology and diagnostics
  • Ignition systems
  • Petrol fuelling systems
  • Diesel fuelling systems
  • Transmission systems
  • Steering, braking and suspension
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

How long will it take?

  • 1 year, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

  • Gain employment as a Vehicle Technical or study for a MOT Tester qualification, or
  • Level 4 Award in Motor Vehicle Engineering or a foundation degree in a related area

Career options

  • Technical service engineer
  • Design and development engineer
  • Self employed engineer
  • Overseas development

Student Profile
Summer Hough

IMIAL Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles

Next step: Complete MET apprenticeship with Swansway Accident Repair Centre 

Ambition: RAF engineer 

“I came to Reaseheath to learn about motor vehicle technology as preparation for joining the RAF. I’ve so enjoyed the courses that I’ve worked my way up the levels and thanks to the skills and knowledge I’ve learned I’ve now secured a MET (Vehicle damage mechanical, electrical and trim) technician apprenticeship. 

“My apprenticeship is within the vehicle body repair sector and my role is to identify damaged mechanical and electrical components, remove them and then refit the vehicle after the body repair work has been carried out. It’s an interesting job and every day is different. 

“I’m still planning to apply to the RAF in the future. If I’m successful I’ll stay in for some years and then hopefully start up my own garage.”