IMI Accreditation Light Vehicle Inspection Technician
This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Engineering, Aerospace and Automotive
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Automotive Technician Accreditation Exeter College Technology Centre See below. See below. Friday See below. £500 None.

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

The IMI Accreditation Light Vehicle Inspection route is intended for technicians whose job role involves the inspection, maintenance and repair of light vehicles.

Inspection Technician must be able to work unsupervised - ideally, they should be in full time employment with at least 3 years’ experience to ensure they are familiar with the techniques for vehicle servicing, inspection and system(s) diagnosis.

This course comprises of 5 assessments in a round robin format of 45 minutes each which test the competency in carrying out service activities. There are two online external assessments to demonstrate knowledge.

Dates are as follows:

  • Fri 22nd November 2019 (1 day)
  • Fri 17th January 2020 (1 day)
  • Fri 13th March 2020 (1 day)


What topics will I study?

There is no teaching included in this course as it is a test of pre-existing competency and knowledge.

What are the entry requirements?

The candidates should be in employment and have at least 3 years’ experience, while there are no entry qualification requirements it is advantageous to hold a Level 2 automotive qualification but not essential.

What facilities are there?

The assessments are held in the industry ready motor vehicle workshops which boast the same technology and facilities as a professional automotive businesses.

What can the course lead on to?

This Accreditation will also allow a progression route on to the Level 2 award in MOT testing classes 4&7.

Are there any additional costs?


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It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

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