SCQF Level 5

Course Overview
Automotive Maintenance is an entry level evening class held at Edinburgh College’s Midlothian and Sighthill campus’. If you are interested in learning basic maintenance of your motor vehicle, starting a new hobby or aspiring to work within the motor vehicle maintenance trade then this course is for you. During this course you will look at several different systems and learn how to maintain and, when necessary, replace components.  

This class lasts for 10-weeks and is taught by teachers with industry experience using the latest industry technologies. You will be taught in Edinburgh College workshops and work on live vehicles to best simulate a realistic working environment. The workshops have all the necessary resources for you to fully engage in the motor vehicle industry.  

If you want to develop your knowledge further after completion of this course, we also run an advanced evening class that looks specifically at engine operation and maintenance. 
What You Will Learn
  • Skills in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair 
Entry Requirements
There are no entry requirements for this course. 
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
There is no formal assessment for this course. 
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • Advanced Automotive Maintenance Evening class taught at Edinburgh College 
Download our progression route map here
Career Opportunities
This course will enhance your knowledge in the automotive industry and can lead to entry level positions in the sector. 
Number Of Days Per Week/Day Of The Week/Time Of The Day
  • 1 evening per week for 10 weeks 
Course Cost And Funding Options
Fee: £137 Sighthill evening (year 1)
Fee: £137 Midlothian evening (year 1)
Student Stories
Edinburgh College automotive engineering student, Anthony Mailer, was awarded first place in the IMI Skill Auto Technology Qualifiers, beating five students from three other UK colleges at the Henry Ford Academy.  

“It’s been phenomenal, the whole experience. I couldn’t believe it when they called out my name as the winner of the first heat.” 

Read more of our student stories here. 
Start Date(s)


This course will start on…
  • 14/01/2020
  • 16/01/2020
End Date(s)


This course will end on...
  • 31/03/2020
  • 02/04/2020
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