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L2 Diploma in Vehicle Accident Repair - Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET) Competence

Who is it suitable for?

This VCQ is for:

  • school and college learners on work placements/apprenticeships who wish to join the automotive industry
  • employees working within the industry who are seeking to enhance and/or demonstrate their experience and competence in their work role. Please note, experienced staff can enter onto a VCQ programme at the level suited to their role and competence.


This work-based automotive qualification that assesses the competence and knowledge of MET technicians working on vehicles in all types of garages, dealerships and maintenance depots.

This VCQ is an integral part of IMI SSC Accident Repair Apprenticeship Framework (MET route). Therefore learners (normally aged 16-25) who are keen to build a career in the industry can take this as part of the Apprenticeship framework.

Candidates are required to demonstrate all of the evidence requirements, learning outcomes, assessment criteria through workplace evidence. Full guidance documents and assessment records are supplied by IMI.


For some learners this qualification could prepare them for progression to further learning and training. For others, this qualification could also provide a useful recognition of their practical skills and knowledge, to aid their step from one job role to another.


The knowledge component of this qualification is also independently assessed via online testing. The tests are mapped to each knowledge unit's learning outcomes and assessment criteria to ensure coverage. These tests are marked electronically by IMI.

Want to know more?

Please contact an IMI approved centre.

View this qualification on the Register of Regulated Qualifications