Motor Vehicle, IMI Diploma
The Level 3 Motor Vehicle Diploma Level offers an advanced and specialised pathway for individuals seeking to enhance their expertise and excel in the automotive industry. This comprehensive programme builds upon the knowledge and skills acquired in Level 2, delving deeper into complex motor vehicle systems, diagnostics, and advanced repair techniques. Through a combination of theoretical study, practical training, and industry placements, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of advanced vehicle technologies, electronic systems, engine performance, and diagnostics.
The Level 3 programme emphasises critical thinking, problem-solving, and advanced diagnostic skills to address intricate automotive challenges. With a strong focus on professional development, you will develop the necessary skills to lead and supervise teams, manage projects, and stay abreast of the latest industry trends. By completing the Level 3 Motor Vehicle Diploma, you will be equipped with the expertise and confidence to pursue senior positions, advanced qualifications, or entrepreneurial ventures in the dynamic and ever-evolving field of motor vehicle technology.
Though motor vehicle technicians may focus on one type of vehicle, they are expected to be able to diagnose problems on any type of vehicle, so a wide range of knowledge is crucial in this profession and is exactly what this course provides. This qualification is a recognised highly regarded trade qualification in the motor vehicle industry. We pride ourselves on our strong partnerships with key local organisations. You'll become part of our Automotive Engineering Career Excellence Hub and enjoy a host of career-boosting benefits and valuable access to potential employers. Benefit from work experience opportunities, engaging trips and tours, guest lectures from industry experts, and courses designed in collaboration with employers to meet industry demands. You'll gain invaluable industry insight and create numerous networking opportunities. By the time you complete your training, you'll be fully prepared for your future career, armed with the skills and knowledge that employers value.
WHAT DOES THIS COURSE INVOLVE
Typical areas covered in Level 3 include:
Vehicle diagnostics and fault finding
Advanced engine technology
Electrical and electronic systems
Advanced vehicle technology
Vehicle inspection and maintenance
Automotive business operations
Vehicle communication systems
Advanced vehicle body repair techniques
Supervisory and leadership skills
You will develop your maths and English skills and attend tutorials and Individual Development (ID). You will also complete a work placement or extended industry placement, which is highly beneficial to gaining hands-on experience in the field, helping you stand out to employers. All aspects of your study programme will be discussed at your interview.
You will be assessed through workshop observations, an e-portfolio, and an online multiple-choice test.
This study programme could lead to diverse career options in the motor industry or to you becoming a mechanic or setting up your own garage.
A Motor Vehicle IMI Diploma Level 2.
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Level 3 Motor Vehicle
I’ve been challenged by the staff at the College to go beyond my comfort zone and be the best that I can be. Thanks to them I’ve now found a full-time position with Mercedes-Benz where I can work up their technician structure and acquire my MOT licence. My career within the motor industry is now firmly back on track.