• Level 0
  • Reference 601/8195/3
  • Subject Area Light Vehicle
  • Type VRQ, NVQ, VCQ

PLEASE NOTE: This qualification will close for registrations on 31st August 2021 and be replaced on the 1st September 2021 with the following new qualifications:

  • 60375930 - IMI Entry Level 3 Award Introduction to Automotive Maintenance and Repair
  • 60375929 - IMI Entry Level 3 Certificate Introduction to Automotive Maintenance and Repair
  • 60375917 - IMI Entry Level 3 Diploma Introduction to Automotive Maintenance and Repair

New Units for viewing and preparation can be found here

Who is it Suitable for?

These Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ) is designed to engage and motivate 14-19 year olds who are interested in learning about the automotive retail industry. The Diploma is ideally suited to 16-19 year old learners who enjoy the sector and wish to develop experience in a variety of motor industry sectors, at a level suiting their ability.  The inclusion of Level 1 optional units also allows learners the opportunity to progress to a higher level, if they are able.


This qualification involves a practical approach to assessment and includes many visual questioning techniques which stimulates and draws interest to learners.

The qualification’s combination of units provides learners with the flexibility in the choice of the areas they wish to develop their knowledge and skills in.

All learners will cover mandatory introductory units in Health and Safety, Communication, Career Pathways and Hand Tools all relevant within the automotive industry.
The learners will then have a choice from the following:

  • PSD units covering the knowledge/skills required in the automotive working environment
  • Specialist units covering areas such as Light Vehicle, Motorcycle, Body and Paint
  • Tools, Equipment and Material units that are essential in the workplace
  • Level 1 units in various automotive specific areas


After completing this qualification, the learner has the opportunity to progress onto higher levels of learning.

Want to Know More?

Please contact an IMI approved Centre.

The extension of this qualification was supported by the Institute of the Motor Industry - SSC.

View this qualification on the Register of Regulated Qualifications


Documentation for IMI Centres

Find more information and documentation in IMI Connect

Start Date: Fri, 01/04/2016
End Date: Tue, 31/08/2021
Certificate End Date: Wed, 31/08/2022

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