IMI Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair - Modern Apprenticeship route
Qualification SCQF Level 5
Duration 41 weeks
(see funding options)
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This course is for employed students on a Modern Apprenticeship.
This Vocational Related Qualification (VRQ) will provide you with the essential knowledge and skills needed when working as a light vehicle technician. You will work on a wide range of vehicles in all types of garages, dealerships and specialist businesses.
The course is taught at Edinburgh College’s Sighthill campus in our workshops and lecture rooms by teachers with industry experience. Workshop learning will allow you to work on live vehicles to best simulate a real working environment. The workshops have all the necessary resources for you to fully engage in the motor vehicle industry.
This course is taught at Edinburgh College’s Midlothian campus and is offered as a block-release or day-release. Day-release (a system of allowing employees days off work to go on educational courses) will involve attending Edinburgh College one day a week over one year. Block-release will involve students studying for 8 one-week blocks throughout the academic year.
What you will learn
The SCQF 5 course involves studying both the theoretical and practical aspects of the industry, including:
- Routine Light Vehicle Maintenance
- Light Vehicle Engine Units and Components
- Light Vehicle Electrical Units and Components
- Light Vehicle Chassis Units and Components
- Light Vehicle Transmission and Driveline Units and Components
You will gain a broad knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in a garage environment.
How the course is assessed
The assessment of this VRQ is made up of two components:
- Institute of The Motor Industry (IMI) set practical tasks
- IMI set online testing
Number of days per week
- Day-release – 1 day per week
- Block-release – 8 one-week blocks throughout the academic year
You must be on a Modern Apprenticeship Scheme
Entry qualifications are set by your employer but are generally:
- National 4 or above in English, Mathematics, Science or a Technical subject is desirable
- A consultation with the employer and Modern Apprenticeship advisor is essential
Progression and Articulation Routes
- Progression into SCQF 7 as your apprenticeship progresses
- A job in the light vehicle, motor trade or automotive industry
|Campus||Study mode||Start date||Duration||Cost|
|Sighthill Campus||Block release||29/08/22||41 Weeks||
|Midlothian Campus||Part time||29/08/22||41 Weeks||
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