SCQF Level 7

Course Overview
If you have recently finished the Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair and wish to progress to the next stage of learning, then this course is designed for you. The course will cover diagnostic maintenance and repair focusing on the following areas: Chassis, Transmission, Engine, Electrical and Digital Systems. 

The course is taught at Edinburgh College’s Sighthill campus in our workshops and lecture rooms by teachers with industry experience. 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. 

This course will prepare you for employment in the light vehicle maintenance industry or onto further study. 
What You Will Learn
You will learn diagnostic techniques and develop your technical knowledge and skills in the following areas: 

  • Chassis Systems 
  • Transmission Systems 
  • Engine Systems 
  • Electrical & Digital Systems 
Entry Requirements
  • IMI Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (or equivalent)  
  • National 5 Mathematics, English and one Science or Technical 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 
  • IMI written tests 
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
  • None provided you meet the entry criteria 
  • You may be asked to attend an interview to assess if you are at the correct level for this course if you do not meet the entry requirements 
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • HNC or Master Technicians Diploma 
  • Apply for higher level engineering courses 
Career Opportunities
  • Work in the automotive industry 
  • Work in the motorsports industry 
  • Apply for the Modern Apprenticeship Scheme 
Number Of Days Per Week
  • 3 days per week 
Course Cost And Funding Options
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 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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