Is this course right for me?

Are you looking for a career in the motor vehicle and transport industries? Do you want advanced skills in the maintenance and repair of light vehicles?

This course builds your technical expertise and prepares you for the industry. It allows you to develop advanced skills and gain a Level 3 qualification.

The course is suitable for students progressing from Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 2 (or an equivalent qualification) or directly from GCSEs.

It is approved by the Sector Skills Council (SSC), ensuring that it meets the quality requirements of the industry.

Entry requirements:

  • Level 2 Diploma pass in a relevant subject, to include GCSE Mathematics and English or Welsh (1st Language) at grade D
  • Attendance at an interview


The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Practical demonstrations
  • Realistic working tasks
  • Lectures to develop underpinning knowledge
  • Assignment work
  • Online learning
  • Visits to Industry and Trade Shows
  • Placement in the industry for a two week period


The programme will be assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Internal practical assessment
  • Online assessment
  • Oral questioning
  • Written questions
  • Short learner task sheets for you to complete independently
  • Portfolios for the Workskills and Fabrication and Welding Engineering units


Completion of this course will prepare you for employment in a range of vehicle industry contexts.

Due to technological advancements, companies in manufacturing, retail, distribution, servicing and accident repair are constantly seeking to bring young people into this fast-changing industry. You will have particular skills in light vehicle maintenance, and will be equipped for work as a Vehicle Technician.

You could proceed on to a number of higher education courses within Grŵp Llandrillo Menai.

You could also apply for a Modern Apprenticeship, or progress into employment and study for an NVQ 3 on a day-release basis.

Additional campus/course information:

  • Rhyl

    The IMI Diploma is only available as a progression route to those students who have completed the IMI Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles. The course covers four technical units, to include the four main vehicle areas:

    • Advance Chassis Technology 
    • Advance Engine Technology 
    • Advanced Transmission Technology 
    • Advanced Electrical and Electronic Technology 

    The Centre for Automotive Technology at the Rhyl Campus is equipped to the latest industry standards, including Heavy Goods Vehicle Brake Tester, 4 Wheel Drive Rolling Road Dynamometer, 4-Wheel Alignment, a superb Auto-Electronics Diagnostic Room, USI Spray Booths, Lechler Mixing Scheme, Car-OLiner Body Jig and Alignment System, Welding Bays, Valeting Bay, plus Hybrid Technology and Vehicle Climate Control Systems.