Course Information

Where is the course delivered?

  • Bridgwater Centre
  • Taunton Centre

Who is the course for?

This course is for learners who have completed a Level 2 Diploma programme or equivalent, or have vast experience of the motor trade.

What does the course involve?

Topics covered will include:

  • Diagnostics and rectification of automotive auxiliary
  • Electrical Faults
  • Diagnosing and rectifying light vehicle engine faults
  • Diagnosing and rectifying light vehicle Chassis
  • Diagnosing and rectifying light vehicle transmission and driveline faults
  • Knowledge of inspecting light vehicles using prescribed methods

What makes this course special?

  • The opportunity to gain a recognised trade qualification without the need for full employment
  • Excellent, modern, fully equipped workshops and classroom facilities including manufacture designated facility for Modern Apprenticeship training – Ford
  • Opportunities to go to various trips throughout the year (Autosports show, Haynes Motor Museum)

Entry Requirements

  • Successful completion of the IMI or equivalent Level Two Programme in Light Vehicle, with merits in all exams


  • Vast experience of the motor trade

What are the assessment methods?

  • Practical tasks
  • Written assignments 
  • Online assessment tests

How long is the course?

One Year.

What are the College attendance requirements?

Three days a week.

Are there any additional costs for the course?

Materials and clothing-please contact for more information.

What are the progression options?

Students may like to progress onto an apprenticeship programme (subject to initial assessment and suitable employment in a garage), complete the Vehicle Operations Management HNC or continue onto the IMI Level 4 Master Technician course.

Awarding Body

IMI Institute of the Motor Industry.

Further Information