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IMI Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance (VRQ)

Who is it suitable for?

This Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ) is ideal for school and college learners aged 16-19, as well as 19+ learners, wishing to progress further into the Vehicle Maintenance sector of the Automotive Industry.
Learners will gain the specialist skills and knowledge required to kick start their technical career.


This qualification is practical and engaging to motivate and support learners to gain key knowledge and skills required by vehicle maintenance employers, specialising in Light Vehicles.
With mandatory requirement for employer engagement, learners get the opportunity to experience the real workplace environment.
This qualification can be taken full or part time and is also approved on the DfE KS5 2018 Performance Tables.
To see the full list of 2018 KS5 performance tables, please click here.


Upon achieving this qualification, learners can progress onto further training and education in automotive and engineering subjects (including apprenticeships) or to a job role in the vehicle maintenance sector.


For this qualification, learners must complete:

  • Online Assessments - Each mandatory group has an online assessment. Optional and additional units chosen may also require an online assessment to be taken.
  • Core Unit (synoptic assessment) - This assessment is achieved through completion of unit Group B. It assesses both skills and knowledge obtained from Mandatory units.
  • Portfolio of evidence - This is required to prove learning outcomes are achieved through practical and tasks performed. IMI provides sample support material of practical and written tasks for optional use.

Want to know more?

Please contact an IMI approved centre.

View this qualification on the Register of Regulated Qualifications.

Professional or Trade Body Letters of Support

SMMT Letter of Support

IMI Letter of Support

Employer Letters of Support

BMW Letter of Support

Suzuki Letter of Support

Vauxhall Letter of Support

Motor Trades GTA Letter of Support

Autostation Letter of Support


Declared Purpose for Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle