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IMI Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (VRQ)

Who is it suitable for?

This VRQ offers an ideal step to the Vocational Competence Qualification (VCQ) for those who are employed, and wish to continue with their studies, as the knowledge at Level 3 meets that of the related VCQ.


This qualification is designed to provide a standardised approach for the delivery and assessment of the knowledge and skills requirements. This VRQ also provides the knowledge requirements for its related VCQ and forms the knowledge component of the IMI SSC Maintenance and Repair Advanced Apprenticeship framework (for Light Vehicle).

Achievers of this VRQ can use it as credit against the knowledge required for the corresponding VCQ.


When an apprentice has achieved a L3 Apprenticeship, they can then choose to broaden their education and training in other ways from this firm base.


The assessment of is made up of three components which are set by IMI:

  • practical tasks
  • online testing 
  • written assignment / coursework

Want to know more?

Please contact an IMI approved centre.

Declared Puropse IMIAL Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles
BMW Letter of Support
Honda Letter of Support
IMI PB Letter of Support

SMMT Letter of Support
Vauxhall Letter of Support
Volvo Letter of Support


View this qualification on the Register of Regulated Qualifications