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IMI Level 1 Certificate in Service and Maintenance Engineering (VRQ)

Please Note that this qualification will close for new registrations on 30th june 2020. this qualification has been replaced by qualification number 603/3088/0 -

IMI level 1 certificate in carrying out periodic vehicle maintenance and inspection

Who is it suitable for?

These qualifications are primarily developed for schools and colleges to deliver to learners aged in the 14-16 age group (they are also suitable for learners post 16), with an interest in engineering, but without a clear idea of the job role they wish to undertake in the future.


The content of these qualifications has been designed to give the learners a broad understanding of the engineering sector.  The mandatory, core and self development units help build this broad understanding, whilst the specialist units will allow for a limited amount of specialist knowledge to be gained and the limited development of specialist practical skills.

These qualifications are designed to be focused on the taught content and are aligned to a number of progression routes in engineering, as well as linking to core GCSE curriculum areas in maths and science.


Each qualification enables progression onto a wide range of further vocational qualifications in the engineering and associated sectors.


This qualification will be assessed by using externally set and marked on line tests, internally marked practical tasks and written assessments. There is also a written project which encompasses the synoptic assessment element to this qualification.

View this qualification on the Register of Regulated Qualifications.

Declared Purpose Level 1 Certificate in Service and Maintenance Engineering

Important Information:

Please see the following Notice for grading requirements for this particular qualification and process for claiming certificates.- Service and Maintenance Engineering Certificate Grading.

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