• Motor Vehicles

    IMI Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (SCQF5)

  • SCQF Level

    Level 5

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full-time, one year. Day-release, two years

  • Start Date

    Aug 2024

Course Availability

This course is taking applications for waiting list only.


Our motor vehicle courses are delivered through the internationally recognised IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) to give you the skills you need for a great career.

In today's dynamic job market, this course can open doors to a promising career. Gain practical skills and essential knowledge, preparing you for success in the motor industry. We encourage you to explore the possibilities this course offers, you may be on the right path to a bright future.

Entry Requirements

For this course you'll need:

  • a Pre-Apprenticeship in Automotive Maintenance with Electric Vehicle Awareness or equivalent at SCQF Level 4
  • to participate in a recruitment selection process, which may include a mechanical knowledge test

If you don't have formal qualifications but have relevant life experience, we'll consider your application. So please do apply.

Course Content

During this course, you'll have the chance to:

  • enhance your practical skills in our well-equipped workshop
  • expand your knowledge of essential theory for the motor industry
  • develop communication skills for customer interactions and numeracy for invoicing
  • focus on all vehicle-related systems, from engine and transmission to electrical and chassis
  • learn about the various systems such as engines, fuel, exhaust, transmissions, chassis, vehicle electrics, also servicing, and Electric Vehicle
  • hone your inspection skills to determine a vehicle's roadworthiness and its ability to pass an MOT
  • acquire knowledge about safety and effective work practices in the automotive environment, as well as materials and tools
  • build transferable, essential skills in communication, numeracy, ICT, teamwork, and problem solving

Next Steps and Career Opportunities

On completion you may have the opportunity to:

  • advance to a relevant course such as IMI Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (SCQF Level 7)
  • begin your career journey with a Modern Apprenticeship in a garage
  • apply your transferable skills to transition into another related industry

Why Choose This Course?

Choosing this course means acquiring valuable skills and experiences that can shape your future. We use simple language to make complex concepts easier to understand. You'll gain practical skills and develop abilities that will serve you well in various industries. So, take the first step toward a rewarding career with us.

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Start Date

Aug 2024

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