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IMI Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 7

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

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Course overview

If you have recently finished the Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair and wish to progress to the next stage of learning, then this course is designed for you. The course will cover diagnostic maintenance and repair focusing on the following areas: Chassis, Transmission, Engine, Electrical and Digital Systems. 

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 will prepare you for employment in the light vehicle maintenance industry or for further study. 

What you will learn

You will learn diagnostic techniques and develop your technical knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Chassis Systems
  • Transmission Systems
  • Engine Systems
  • Electrical & Digital Systems

    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 
    • IMI written tests 

     

    Number of days per week

    • 3 days per week 

    Entry requirements

    • IMI Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (or equivalent)  
    • National 5 Mathematics, English and one Science or Technical subject 

    Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

    • None provided you meet the entry criteria 
    • You may be asked to attend an interview to assess if you are at the correct level for this course if you do not meet the entry requirements 

    English Proficiency Requirements

    IELTS 5.5

    Progression and Articulation Routes

    • HNC or Master Technicians Diploma 
    • Apply for higher level engineering courses 

    Career options

    • Work in the automotive industry 
    • Work in the motorsports industry 
    • Apply for the Modern Apprenticeship Scheme 

    Study Options

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

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