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IMI Level 1 Diploma in Engineering

This is an ideal course for you if you are interested in engineering and motor vehicle and would like an introduction into either trade
Course description: 

Students will learn about basic engineering, design and materials, and how to produce simple engineering drawings.

Students will cover introductory elements of the motor vehicle , including servicing and basic systems 

Students will also look at how to develop new ideas and concepts for the future, such as the impact of recycling.

Throughout the course, students will get lots of practical experience and be able to promote themselves in the job market, as well as learning core skills in teamwork, communication and problem solving.

Units of study include:

  • Working safely in engineering
  • Developing skills in making engineering components using hand tools
  • Developing skills in planning and making a machined product
  • Developing skills in routine servicing of a motor vehicle
  • Starting work in Engineering
  • Starting work in the Motor Trade
  • Investigating rights and responsibilities at work
  • Positive attitudes and behavior at work
  • Interpreting and using engineering information
  • Engineering marking out
  • Managing personal risk
  • Understanding personal identity

On completion of this course students will have the opportunity to progress to level  2 Motor vehicle maintenance and repair or engineering level 2.

Students will also take Functional Skills in English, Maths or GCSE  depending on grades

 Help will be available for those who require additional support for maths and English and any other form required.

Entry requirements: 

Applicants should have achieved GCSE Grades E in both Maths and English , this course contains Maths which involves an On line test (multiple choice ).



Engineering plays a big part in creating and developing the modern world we live in.

New ideas and innovations are at the heart of this exciting sector and its many industries, which include mechanics, electronics, telecommunications, biomedicine, automotive and aerospace. The Diploma will introduce students to the engineering world and how it shapes the way we live.

As the complexity of motor vehicles increases  this course is designed to introduce students to both elements of motor vehicle and engineering.


Assessment on the course is through short answer questions, practical workshop exercises and online assessment.

Academic progression: 

This Diploma is designed to keep students options open. It could lead to the BTEC Level 2 Diploma Engineering or another Level 2 course at the College or an Apprenticeship with an employer. The programme also allows students to find out about the wide range of jobs and careers available within the engineering industry.

Career progression: 

Successful students will have the ability to apply for apprenticeships in mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering.


Students will be expected to equip yourself with safety boots, overalls, folders, stationary. The College can supply safety boots and overalls during induction (costs for both will apply).

This is a Level 1 course:
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Course: Engineering and Motor Vehicle
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