Engineering Courses

This course provides an introduction to the motor vehicle industry and will enable you to develop skills in car maintenance. It is held in the specialist motor vehicle workshops at our Skills Centre in Feltham.

  • About the Course

    You will develop knowledge and skills in:

    • Health and safety practices in vehicle maintenance and good housekeeping in the automotive environment
    • Tools, equipment and materials for vehicle maintenance.

    You will study:

    • Introduction to the retail automotive maintenance and repair industry
    • Spark ignition engine systems, components and operation
    • Compression ignition engine systems, components and operation
    • Steering and suspension systems components and maintenance (4 wheels or more)
    • Vehicle braking systems components and maintenance.
  • Entry Requirements

    There are no entry requirements, but an interview will be required. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Progression

    You can go on to a Level 2 apprenticeship or find work.

  • Assessment Method

    The qualification has a practical approach to assessment and includes many visual questioning techniques. The learning outcomes are assessed by a variety of task based assessment, observation, oral questioning and online assessments.

Course Info

Courses for Adults 19+

Part Time

Level 1

Location Feltham

Start Date 10/09/2018

IMI Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance

Yarolslav Polishcuk
Technician in Engineering and Construction

“I enjoy what I do and am currently studying the Award in Education and Training to become an engineering teacher at the Skills + Logistics Centre.”

Yarolslav Polishcuk

Sabina Enu-Kwesi
L3 Engineering

“I am in the third year of my apprenticeship with Otis Elevator where I’m an active member of Otis EMEA Millennial Voices Initiative which gives the company’s younger generation a voice to impact growth and transformation.”

Sabina Enu-Kwesi
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