IMI Level 3

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Course Outline

This IMI Level 3 Light vehicle Inspection Technician Accreditation route is intended for technicians whose job role involves the inspection, maintenance and repair of light weight vehicles.

This is one of our most comprehensive offerings. It consists of classroom training and practical workshop training plus home study work. All practical and on-line exams are included within this package as well.

This is ideal for those who want to progress to become an MOT Tester, as this accreditation is an industry recognised accreditation and is accepted by DVSA to allow someone to apply for the MOT training Scheme.

Course Content

In order to achieve IMI Accreditation, the individual must pass a series of practical skills and knowledge modules at an IMI Approved Centre and sign the IMI Code of Conduct. These practical skills are made up of 5 modules:

  • Braking
  • Steering and Suspension
  • Emissions
  • Electrical
  • Vehicle Appraisals

The knowledge modules are two online tests which cover a technician's general knowledge of Health and Safety and motor vehicles, including braking systems, steering and suspension systems, electrical systems, emission systems and vehicle structure and corrosion.

Entry Requirements:

To carry out MOT Tests you must be an approved nominator tester (NT). To be eligible to become a nominated tester you must:

  • Hold a current, full UK driving licence for the vehicle classes you want to test;
  • Have at least 4 years experience in the service and repair of the vehicle types to be tested;
  • Have no unspent convictions for criminal offences connected with the MOT testing scheme or the motor trade, or involving acts of violence or intimidation;
  • Be of good 'repute'

Overalls and safety boots are required.

Dates & Location:


12th January- 9th February 2018

23rd February- 23rd March 2018

9th April- 13th April 2018 (Intensive week)

20th April- 18th May 2018

Time: 18:00- 21:00

Location: Plumpton


Every Thursday evening for 6 weeks (except for the intensive week dates)



+ £120.00 exam fee


We've got modern workshops here, fully equipped with three ramps and a range of modern vehicles for you to work on. All of the latest equipment is here for you to use, and you can complete your studies around the IMI Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair syllabus. You'll also have the opportunity to visit local garages and enjoy specialist guest lecturers; making sure you're on top of all the latest developments. During your course, you'll get to develop your diagnostic skills plus have hands-on tool use and mechanical training. We also have a fully-equipped welding shop for you to develop your skills.

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