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 and business enterprise. 

This is a full-time course taught between Edinburgh College’s automotive workshops and classroom areas over one-year. Workshop learning will allow you to 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. 

During this course you will enhance your core skills which can be applied to everyday life and future employment in areas such as communication, numeracy, ICT, problem-solving and working with others. You will be assessed on your knowledge and skills. Upon completion of these assignments, you will submit them into your ePortfolio.  
This qualification allows you to have the flexibility to develop your knowledge and skills across a variety of specialist areas to prepare you for further studies or to enter a job in the automotive industry. 
What You Will Learn
  • Health and Safety 
  • Vehicle Technology 
  • Panel Removal 
  • Inspection & Repair of Tyres 
  • Steering Systems 
  • Suspension Systems 
  • Routine Maintenance 
  • Communication 
  • Numeracy 
  • IT 
  • Problem Solving 
  • Working with Others 
Entry Requirements
  • National 4 Mathematics, English and a National 4 pass in any science related subject
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
The assessment is made up of two components which are set by the awarding body: 

  • The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) set practical tasks 
  • IMI set online testing 
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
  • You will be invited in to have a brief discussion with a member of the teaching staff to ensure that the course is suitable for your requirements. 
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair which is offered at Edinburgh College 
Career Opportunities
  • Apply for apprentice technician vacancies  
  • Apply to the Modern Apprentice Scheme 
Number Of Days Per Week
  • 3 days per week 
Course Cost And Funding Options
Student Stories
Erin Mclean was always geared towards a career working with cars. Erin is an IMI Diploma in Light Vehicle and Repair student and the recipient of the Academic Excellence Award Automotive at Edinburgh College Prize Giving Ceremony. 

“It was such a shock receiving the email informing me that I was going to be getting an award. I am so grateful to have been chosen – it’s really amazing.” 

Read more of our student stories here.
Start Date and Time

Full Time

This course will start week commencing...
  • Monday 30/08/2021
End Date

Full Time

This course will end on...
  • Friday 17/06/2022
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

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