IMI Diploma Level 1 Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

What is special about this course?

This course allows people with a passion to work in the motor vehicle industry the opportunity to develop and integrate practical and vocational skills with the knowledge required.

Key subjects include diagnostics, braking, fuel and transmission systems.

This course is certified by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) and delivered at SCQF Level 4.

Entry requirements

School leavers

  • Two Intermediate 1 at C or above, one of which must be in English, Maths or a Science subject.
  • Two National 3 passes, one of which must be in English, Maths or a Science subject.

Mature students

  • There are no formal entry requirements for mature applicants, although it is expected that applicants can provide evidence of relevant knowledge and skills gained in the motor vehicle industry.
  • Interview


Subjects include -

  • Braking systems (hydraulic)
  • Fuel systems
  • Transmission systems
  • Engine operation & service techniques
  • Diagnostics
  • Safety aspects
  • Core skills
  • Electrical and electronic systems.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time


How long will my course last?

1 Years

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date



For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

What can you do next?

  • Employment within the motor vehicle industry
  • A modern apprenticeship within the motor vehicle industry
  • IMI Diploma Level 2 Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (SCQF Level 5)

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