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Automotive Training Receives Government's Seal of Approval

Motor industry body, Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), has received confirmation from the Department for Education (DfE) that 22 IMI qualifications will be listed on the 2019 Performance Tables.

The 2019 Performance Tables is the list of qualifications that have been approved by the DfE for teaching to 16 - 19 year olds from September 2017. This authorisation by the DfE has seen a proportion* of the newly approved IMI qualifications be recognised alongside A Levels and other vocational qualifications.

Paul Whiteside, Head of Awarding Product Development at IMI, said:

"Having IMI qualifications recognised alongside A Levels and other vocational qualifications is another step in raising the profile of the motor industry. The sector may be facing an ever-growing skills shortage, but it remains a very exciting career choice with the ongoing developments in technology.

"Motor technology is making the industry a more diverse place to work and grow, so in order to attract more young people into the sector it’s important they receive the recognition they deserve on completion of their qualification."

Please note: These changes apply to qualifications taught from September 2017 and are reported in the 2019 Performance Tables.

*Only IMI Tech Level qualifications are awarded UCAS points

Technical Award category

  • 601/0531/8 - IMI Level 1 Certificate in Service and Maintenance Engineering (VRQ)
  • 601/0541/0 - IMI Level 1 Diploma in Service and Maintenance Engineering (VRQ)
  • 601/0532/X - IMI Level 2 Certificate in Service and Maintenance Engineering (VRQ)
  • 601/0542/2 - IMI Level 2 Diploma in Service and Maintenance Engineering (VRQ)

Technical Certificate category

  • 601/7034/7 - IMI Level 2 Certificate in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance (VRQ)
  • 601/7033/5 - IMI Level 2 Certificate in Light Vehicle Maintenance (VRQ)
  • 601/7048/7 - IMI Level 2 Certificate in Motorcycle Maintenance (VRQ)
  • 601/7064/5 - IMI Level 2 Diploma in Motorsport Maintenance (VRQ)
  • 601/7049/9 - IMI Level 2 Certificate in Vehicle Accident Repair - Body (VRQ)
  • 601/7068/2 - IMI Level 2 Certificate in Vehicle Accident Repair - Paint (VRQ)
  • 601/7163/7 - IMI Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Accident Repair - Multi-skilled (VRQ)
  • 601/7162/5 - IMI Level 2 Diploma in Auto-Electrical and Mobile Electrical Operations (VRQ)

Tech Level category

  • 601/7327/0 - IMI Level 3 Diploma in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance (VRQ)
  • 601/7324/5- IMI Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance (VRQ)
  • 601/7325/7 - IMI Level 3 Extended Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance (VRQ)
  • 601/7328/2 - IMI Level 3 Diploma in Motorcycle Maintenance (VRQ)
  • 601/7334/8 - IMI Level 3 Extended Diploma in Motorsport Maintenance (VRQ)
  • 601/7117/0 - IMI Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Accident Repair - Body (VRQ)
  • 601/7115/7 - IMI Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Accident Repair - Paint (VRQ)
  • 601/7323/3 - IMI Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Accident Repair - Multi-Skilled (VRQ)
  • 601/7238/1 - IMI Level 3 Diploma in Auto-Electrical and Mobile Electrical Operations (VRQ)
  • 601/7239/3 - IMI Level 3 Extended Diploma in Land-based Engineering Technology (VRQ)