Engineering, Technology, Motor Vehicle & Construction

IMI Beginners Diploma for the Introduction to Motor Vehicle Industry and Technologies (E3)

36 Weeks , Day time , Stratford Campus
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Is the Course for me?

If you are looking to begin your career as a motor mechanic, then this course is the starting point for you. It will give you a hands on approach to learning the practical skills, knowledge and understanding of modern motor vehicle systems and their maintenance.

What is involved?

The course is delivered during the day and focuses on various aspects of motor vehicle technology and the maintenance of the main parts, such as driveline, spark ignition systems and vehicle construction.

Maths and English are key elements of any full-time programme of study in College. If you do not already have a GCSE at grade A*-C in these subjects, you will need to attend sessions allocated on your timetable. These are varied and designed to cater for all ability levels. You will receive advice and guidance regarding the correct level for you.

Learning on this course whether classroom or workshop based is through activity. In the workshop environment demonstrations will be provided to introduce skills, but learning will be through hands-on activity. Your learning will be extended to outside of the college with trips to local suppliers or construction sites and places of interest.

You will be assessed on your practical skills and your knowledge through the completion of practical assignments and other assessments.


You can apply for further study on to the IMIA Motor Vehicle maintenance level 1 programme. This will lead to the level 2 and 3 provisions and then on to employment or higher education.

Course Requirements

There are no formal qualifications required, but you will be assessed during induction to ensure that the course you have chosen is at a level appropriate to your needs. You will also need to show a genuine desire and enthusiasm for studying to be a motor mechanic.

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