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Auto Electro Technology

Free-Online-Learning-Courses Advanced-Learner-Loans-5 Havering-College-Achievement-Rates-2015

What's Involved

This qualification is specifically designed to engage and motivate you if you are interested in learning about the maintenance and repair of motor vehicles and the various jobs that are available within the motor vehicle retail industry.

A minimum of 49 credits must be achieved of which 41 credits must be achieved at Level 1 or above for this qualification.

The mix of units studied includes:

  • Health and safety practices in vehicle maintenance;
  • Tools, equipment and materials for vehicle maintenance;
  • Automotive foundation skills;
  • Spark ignition engine systems, components and operation;
  • Compression ignition engine systems, components and operation;
  • Engine liquid cooling and lubrication systems components and operation;
  • Steering and suspension systems components and maintenance;
  • Vehicle braking systems components and maintenance;
  • Vehicle wheels and tyres construction and maintenance;
  • Vehicle exhaust systems components and maintenance;
  • Vehicle driveline maintenance;
  • Spark ignition system maintenance;
  • Introduction to spark ignition fuel systems.

Entry Requirements

You'll require GCSE English and Maths at Grade 3 (D).

As well as completing a pre-course practical taster session you'll meet with Automotive Technology staff for a short interview.

Where will it take me?

This Diploma is ideal for 16-19 year old learners, who enjoy the sector and wish to develop experience in a variety of motor industry sectors, at a level to suit their ability. It can support their progress to a Diploma at Level 2.

Successful candidates can apply for direct entry into the Motorcycle or Vehicle Servicing Industry on completion of the progression route for Level 2.

Course Assessment Method

The learning outcomes are assessed by a mixture of practical task- based assessment, direct observation, oral questioning and online assessments.

The mandatory units for the Diploma are:

  • L101: Health and safety practices in vehicle maintenance;
  • L102: Tools, equipment and materials for vehicle maintenance.

Where and When

Vehicle Maintenance Level 1 IMI Diploma (RQF)

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Notes About Fees

Fees shown are per year. Additional miscellaneous fees may be applicable.

Find out more by speaking to Admissions:

  • For full-time further education courses call 01708 462833
  • For part-time further education courses call 01708 462801
  • For higher education courses, or if you’re an overseas student, call 01708 462801


  • To find out if you’re entitled to support call Student Services for advice on 01708 462718 ext 2718
  • You don’t have to pay tuition or admin fees if you’re 16-18 and studying a further education funded course.
  • You need to pay higher education course fees each academic year.

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