Automotive Transport Maintenance IMI Level 1 Award - City of Wolverhampton College

Automotive Transport Maintenance IMI Level 1 Award

Automotive Transport Maintenance IMI Level 1 Award

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Automotive Transport Maintenance IMI Level 1 Award

Get on the road to a great career in the automotive industry with the Level 1 Automotive Award in Transport Maintenance.

This short course will develop your skills and knowledge in a range of areas and give you a foundation in automotive knowledge, on which will enable you to progress to a higher level qualification or an apprenticeship in the subject area.

You will learn skills in light vehicle service and repair and use your abilities in a realistic working environment in our industry-standard workshop.

Also, if you earn less than £30,000 per year and aged 19 or over, you could study this course for FREE! Take advantage of the new funding and #DoMore with your future.

*** Coming soon! *** 

Advanced Technology and Automotive Centre  at the Wellington Road campus, opening in September 2024

The brand new, purpose-built centre will be equipped with the latest automotive equipment for electric, hybrid and traditional vehicles including a Lucas Nuelle Training rig, ADAS and Bosch diagnostic equipment. 

All automotive courses, which currently run at the Paget Road campus, will be based at the Wellington Road campus from September 2024. 

Keep up-to-date with the progress of the construction and fit-out of the centre here  

To access this course you will be required to: 

  • Attend an interview at the college 
  • Complete an online assessment and trade test to to determine your current skills and knowledge and your suitability for the course
  • Show a passion and interest in the automotive industry and an ability to learn
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of health and safety in the workshop

Please note - you will need to provide your own steel toe cap boots and overalls to protect your clothes - these are essential items of personal protective equipment (PPE) necessary to keep you safe and to comply with health and safety regulations in the workshop.

During the course you will study four modules in total:

  • Health and Safety in the Work Place
  • Tools, Equipment and Consumable Materials for Vehicle Maintenance
  • Vehicle Engine Lubrication Systems
  • Vehicle Braking Systems

By studying this course you will:

  • Understand the importance of health and safety
  • Learn about maintenance and the use of tools and equipment
  • Gain an understanding of the principles and procedures for carrying out basic vehicle checks and repairs
  • Find out how engines and components operate

Throughout the course you will be assessed through observation of practical tasks, written assessments, assignments, research and online tests.

Succesful completion of the course will enable you to: 

  • Progress to the Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Inspection  
  • Pursue an apprenticeship in the automotive industry

We have a modern, well-equipped automotive workshop where you will get the chance to use your practical skills by working on a range of different vehicles in a realistic working environment under the supervision of industry-qualified tutors.


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6.00pm - 9.00pm


12 weeks

Course Fee

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Part time

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