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L3 Extended Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles

Who is it suitable for?

This is a flexible qualification fundamentally designed for young candidates, ideally those on an IMI Apprenticeship. It suits lower level candidates (who discover the motor vehicle environment is one that they can flourish in), and the 'young engineers' with potential.


This Extended Diploma provides individuals a broad breadth of learning within four Applied Units. The criteria are contextualised for the retail motor industry. The Applied Units include:

  • Vehicle Science
  • Vehicle Maths
  • ICT for Vehicle Repair
  • Electric & Electronics

A key aspect of the IMI Extended Diplomas is their close relationship to Life Skills, i.e. Functional Skills / ESW. Candidates also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace.


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.


Knowledge is assessed via the following methods, which are set by IMI:

  • practical assessments in a motor vehicle workshop environment,
  • assignments 
  • online multiple-choice testing 

For the written and practical assessments please see the equivalent VRQ.

Want to know more?

Please contact an IMI approved centre.

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

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