Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (IMI) Diploma

Dumfries and Galloway College


Dumfries Campus


This full time diploma course has been developed to provide a progression from the IMI Certificate in Vehicle Maintenance award.

The course is structured around a selection of both knowledge and skills based practical motor vehicle engineering units together with a core skills programme involving communications, numeracy and information technology.

The course involves the study of light vehicle construction and routine maintenance, operating principles of light vehicle engines, tyres, brakes, steering and suspension systems, transmission systems and electrical and electronic systems within structured practical workshop lessons and classroom theory.

Entry Requirements

National 4 English, Maths and a science subject, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 4. You will attend an interview and advice session.

Progression Routes

The course provides opportunities for progression onto apprenticeships and to higher level full time programmes of study.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Motor Vehicle

SCQF Level