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IMI Certificate in Transport Maintenance (Light Vehicle) SCQF 4

Campus Midlothian Campus
Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 4

Study mode Full time

Start date Aug 2024

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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 real 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 problem-solving and working with others. You will be assessed on your knowledge and skills in the vocational units. Upon completion of these assignments, you will submit them to 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
  • Problem Solving
  • Working with Others

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 

Number of days per week

  • 3 days per week 

Entry requirements

  • Three National 4s (Intermediate 1) at Grade C or above in Maths, English and a Science or Technical subject are recommended
  • A keen interest in the motor industry is essential
  • A positive learner reference from a previous course or college is desirable

You will be invited to participate in an informal discussion about the course at the recruitment stage. This may be as part of a group or on an individual basis and will initiate a conversation about the course content and your personal statement.

Information on Tests / 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. 

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair which is offered at Edinburgh College 

Career options

  • Apply for apprentice technician vacancies  
  • Apply to the Modern Apprentice Scheme 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date
Sighthill Campus Full time 26/08/24
Midlothian Campus Full time 26/08/24

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