C&G Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Automotive Diagnostic Techniques

This qualification is aimed at people who are looking to develop their knowledge and skills of diagnosing and rectifying vehicle system faults and to develop their capacity to meet customer needs in relation to their vehicle and their rights and responsibilities.

Academic Year: 2022/23

Course Code: 10065

Campus: Newtownards

Study Type: Part-Time

Education Level Higher Education


The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Type Campus Start
Part-Time Newtownards
Day: Tuesday
Time: 18:00-21:30

Course Structure

This Level develops the ability to coach, support and supervise colleagues.


  • Advanced Vehicle Technology and Diagnostic Techniques
  • Advanced Vehicle Electrical/Electronic Technology
  • Maintaining Diagnostic Equipment and Technical Information Systems
  • Coaching, Support and Supervisory Techniques
  • Communication Techniques for Customer Care
  • Automotive Safety and Legal requirement

Contact Hours

Directed Study

3.5 hours contact time per week to include practical classes, lectures, workshops or tutorials.

Personal Study

A further 3 hours per week, on average, studying and preparing assessments in your own time per week, including use of online materials.

Entry Requirements

General Entry Requirements:

  • Level 3 in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

    Access Diploma:

    • Access Diploma in Foundation Studies with an overall average of 50%

    English Language Requirements for International students:

    • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
    • IELTS 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)
    • PTE 51 Or an approved equivalent test in English

    Equivalent qualifications include:

    • Grade C (or above) in GCSE English
    • Successfully completion of a Level 3 Vocational Programme with assessments completed in English Language
    • Essential Skills in Literacy (Level 2)
    • ESOL Level 2 

    Tier 4 Students:

    • SERC will only accept a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for issuing a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)


    • Successful completion of the admissions process


    • Provide evidence of ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the accreditation of prior experiential learning.  Further details on APEL can be found in the admissions section

    How will I be assessed and given feedback?

    Students are assessed using a range of different methods. These include examinations, coursework, Project Based Learning, presentations, practical, posters, leaflets, role-play, and case studies.  This is dependent on the requirements of each unit of study.  Oral, written and online feedback will be provided during your course to help improve and monitor performance.

    Where will it take me?

    Successful completion can lead to further study for qualifications such as the IMIAL Level 5 Diploma in Automotive Management and gaining membership of professional organisations such as: The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) or The Institute of Road Transport Engineers (IRTE).

    How will it make me more employable?

    Successful completion will enable you to apply for jobs such as a Light/Heavy Vehicle Master Technician, or simply improve your skills if you run your own business.

    Additional Costs

    There are no additional costs associated with this programme


    Accredited by C&G (City & Guilds).

    Terms & Conditions

    Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

    While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

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    Available Sessions Summary

    The following sessions are open for application on this course:

    Type Campus Start
    Part-Time Newtownards
    Day: Tuesday
    Time: 18:00-21:30

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    Time: 18:00-21:30


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