Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (IMI) (Level 5)

Ayrshire College


Kilmarnock Campus


This course is a mixture of extending your practical skills in the garage workshop and expanding your knowledge of the theory you’ll need to work successfully in the motor industry.

You'll keep developing your skills for employment or future self employment, such as communicating with customers or numeracy for preparing invoices.

Building on the Pre-apprenticeship course, you’ll still focus on all vehicle related systems. You’ll dismantle, assess and replace components from systems such as the engine, transmission, chassis, electrical and also the vehicle body.

You’ll also learn more about modern vehicle electrics and auxiliaries, like air conditioning, in car entertainment systems and cameras for reversing.

You’ll develop your inspection skills too, learning how to check if a vehicle is road worthy and if it would pass its MOT.

You’ll learn more about working effectively and safely in an automotive environment, as well as materials and tools.

You’ll build transferable Essential Skills in meaningful contexts to help you become more effective in life, learning, and work. This could be communication, numeracy, ICT, working with others, and problem solving.

Entry Requirements

Automotive Maintenance with Electric Vehicle Awareness (Pre-Apprenticeship) (Level 4); or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 4. Entry subject to interview.

Progression Routes

Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (IMI) (Level 6)

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Motor Vehicles

SCQF Level