IMI Diploma Level 1 Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair SCQF Level 4

What is special about this course?

This course is aimed at people with a passion to work in the motor vehicle industry.

Develop your knowledge and skills in light vehicle maintenance and repair, including diagnostics, braking, fuel and transmission systems. 

This course is certified by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI).

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


Units include:

  • Light vehicle wheel and tyre construction
  • Applying engineering techniques in an automative setting
  • Light vehicle braking system components
  • Health and safety
  • Spark ignition engine system components
  • Vehicle steering and suspension system
  • Spark ignition system maintenance
  • Air and liquid cooling system components
  • Preparation to become a vehicle driver
  • Compression ignition engine system
  • Reducing risks when driving vehicles
  • Lighting system maintenance
  • The retail motor industry
  • Compression ignition fuel system maintenance
  • Routine vehicle maintenance processes
  • Electrical foundation skills
  • Vehicle driveline maintenance
  • Lubrication system components and operation
  • Tools, equipment and consumable materials for light vehicle maintenance
  • Light vehicle exhaust system components and maintenance

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Full time
  • Face-to-face

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date



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What can I do on completion of my course?

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