Vehicle Maintenance and Repair IMI Diploma

What is special about this course?

This course is certified by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI). The course develops the topics studied in the IMI Level 1 Certificate Light Vehicle Course and prepares the students for an apprenticeship in the motor vehicle profession at Level 2 or progression to the VRQ Level 3.

Entry requirements

Mature students

  • There are no formal entry requirements for mature applicants, though it is expected that applicants can provide evidence of skills and knowledge gained in the motor vehicle industry, as detailed in your personal statement with the application.
  • Interview.

School leavers

  • IMI Certificate in Light Vehicle Repair at Level 1and/or
  • 3 Standard Grades at 3 or above, or 3 Intermediate 1 at C or above, or National 4 pass, including English and Mathematics or Physics
  • Interview.
  • Knowledge and practical skills in braking systems
  • Fuel systems
  • Transmission systems
  • Vehicle electrical and electronic systems diagnostics
  • Workshop safety
  • Core skills.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

How long will my course last?

1 year

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?

  • Employment within the motor vehicle industry
  • Modern Apprenticeships within the motor vehicle industry
  • VRQ level 3 in Light Vehicle Repair.

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Inverness College UHI. Inverness College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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