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IMI Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Campus Midlothian Campus
Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

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Course overview

This course will develop your skills and knowledge gained during the Level 1 Certificate in Transport Maintenance (or equivalent) and use them to study technical subjects in more depth. The areas you will cover include Fabrication Skills, Routine Maintenance, Engine Mechanical Systems, Electrical Operating Systems, Chassis Systems, Transmission Systems and Vehicle Inspection. 

The course is taught at the body repair workshop and classroom areas at Edinburgh College’s Sighthill and Midlothian campus’. 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.  

During this course, you will enhance your core skills which can be applied to everyday life and future employment in areas such as communication, numeracy, ICT, problem-solving and working with others. You will be assessed on your knowledge and skills. Upon completion of these assignments, you will submit them into your ePortfolio.  

The course will ensure you are well prepared for employment in the automotive industry. It also provides progression onto the IMI Level 3 course at SCQF 7. 

Applicants with prior technical knowledge or experience in the industry may be considered for direct entry into the course. 

What you will learn

  • Health and Safety
  • Fabrication Skills
  • Engine Components
  • Electrical Components
  • Chassis Components
  • Transmission Components
  • Vehicle Inspection Processes

How the course is assessed

The assessment is made up of two components which are set by the awarding body: 

  • The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) set practical tasks 
  • IMI set online testing 

Number of days per week

  • 3 days per week 

Entry requirements

  • City & Guilds or IMI Level 1 Diploma (Light Vehicle or Heavy Vehicle)  or equivalent

Or  

  • Ideally National 5 in Maths, English and a Science or Technical subject 

Or 

  • Suitable knowledge and experience of the motor industry as detailed in the personal statement of your application 

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • IMI Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (SCQF 7) 

Career options

  • Employment in the motor industry 
  • Employment in the motorsports industry  
  • Apply to the Modern Apprentice Scheme 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Midlothian Campus Full time 29/08/22 41 Weeks
Sighthill Campus Full time 29/08/22 41 Weeks

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