SCQF Level 4

Course Overview

This course will allow you to develop the necessary skills and knowledge for a career in automotive engineering. Working on light vehicles (cars and vans), you will learn about a wide range of workshop operations and vehicle systems including health and safety, tools and equipment, business enterprise, engine operation, brakes, steering and suspension operation and electrical systems.


The programme is delivered between the automotive workshops and classroom areas. All qualification evidence is compiled in the form of knowledge and skills assignments and is submitted into your ePortfolio to show knowledge and skills development. You will also enhance your Core Skills, which can be applied to everyday life and future employment in areas such as communication, numeracy, ICT and problem-solving/working with others.


What You Will Learn

  • Health and Safety
  • Vehicle Technology
  • Engine Technology
  • Panel Removal
  • Business Enterprise
  • Tyre Technology
  • Steering systems
  • Suspension systems
  • Routine Maintenance
  • Communication
  • Numeracy
  • IT
  • Problem Solving
  • Working with Others

Entry Requirements
  • National 4 Mathematics or English is desirable
  • A keen interest and desire in the Automotive repair trades are essential
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5

How the course is assessed
  • All qualification evidence is compiled in the form of knowledge and skills assignments and is submitted into your ePortfolio to show knowledge and skills development
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
  • You will be invited in to have a brief discussion with one of the teaching staff so as to ensure that the course is suitable for your requirements
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • IMI Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair at SCQF 5
Download our progression route map here
Career Opportunities
  • Further study within Automotive programmes
  • Developing skills and knowledge essential for the apprenticeship programmes
  • Enhanced Core Skill achievement
Number Of Days Per Week
  • Three
Course Cost And Funding Options
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

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