• Level 1
  • Reference 601/8873/X
  • Subject Area Accident and Repair
  • 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:

  • 60376107 - IMI Level 1 Award in Vehicle Accident Repair
  • 60376119 - IMI Level 1 Certificate in Vehicle Accident Repair
  • 60376120 - IMI Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Accident Repair

New Units for viewing and preparation can be found here

Who is it suitable for?

This engaging and motivating Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ) is generally aimed at learners 14-19 years old, who have a keen interest to learn about SMART repair and the job roles that are available in the retail motor industry.


This qualification consists of a combination of units from:

  • Health and Safety practices
  • Foundation Skills
  • Personal Social Development (PSD)
  • Specialist: a variety of body repair & refinishing specific to SMART repair technicians

Learners are required to chose units, specific to their needs, across the listed groups above to achieve this Certificate.
This qualification allows learners to have the flexibility to develop their knowledge and skills across a variety of specialist areas required of a SMART repair technician, to prepare them for further studies and potentially enter into a job role they desire in the future.


It can support their progress to a Foundation (Level 1) or Higher (Level 2) Diploma and also supplement their progress to GCSEs and other appropriate destinations, such as apprenticeships and employment.

Want to Know More?

Please contact an IMI approved centre.


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The IMI is recognised to offer these qualifications by Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation). This approval means IMI and our qualifications are regulated by Ofqual’s comprehensive regulatory framework. Please click here to read more and here to view this qualification on the Register of Regulated Qualifications.

Documentation for IMI Centres

Find more information and documentation in IMI Connect

Start Date: Wed, 01/06/2016
End Date: Tue, 31/08/2021
Certificate End Date: Thu, 31/08/2023

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