IMI Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Automotive Studies

This Level 4 vocational qualification which provides individuals with advanced levels of specialist technical knowledge, understanding and practical skills required to work as an advanced technician / engineer in the following automotive maintenance and repair sectors: Light Vehicle, Heavy Vehicle, alongside the development of wider transferable skills for use across the whole retail motor industry.


Academic Year: 2024/25
Course Code: 10221
Campus: Downpatrick, Lisburn
Study Type: Part-Time
Education Level Higher Education
Department: Motor Vehicle

Available Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Part-Time
Downpatrick
26/08/2024
Day: Thursday
Time: 09:00-21:00
Part-Time
Downpatrick
26/08/2024
Day: Wednesday
Part-Time
Lisburn
26/08/2024
Day: Tuesday
Time: 17:30-21:30
Course Structure

Modules:

  • Advanced Internal Combustion Technology
  • Advanced Light Vehicle Driveline and Chassis Technology
  • Advanced Vehicle Body Electrics
  • Knowledge of providing technical support and advice
  • Knowledge in Conducting Diagnostic Consultations

Directed Study:

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

Personal Study:

A further 4 hours per week, on average, studying and preparing assessments in your own time per week, including use of online materials.

This is a 2-Year Programme and course fees are payable in each year.

General Entry Requirements

The general entry requirements below identify the minimum qualifications needed to apply for the programme. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis on application. You are required to upload a copy of your qualification certificates to show how you meet the entry requirements for the programme prior to enrolment. Applications will also require successful completion of the admissions process.

GCSE/ Level 2 Requirements

  • GCSE grade C/4 in English Language, or Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills- Communication, or equivalent in an approved alternative qualification.
  • GCSE grade C/4 in Mathematics, or Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills- Application of Number, or equivalent in an approved alternative qualification. (Use if Ess Skills App Number accepted)
  • Passes in 3 different subjects (can include English Language and Mathematics and as above) at GCSE level (grades A*-C*/9-4), or equivalent in an approved alternative qualification.

Course Entry Requirements

  • City and Guilds or IMI Level 3 Diploma in an industrially relevant qualification

Or

  • City and Guilds or IMI Level 3 VCQ (NVQ) in an industrially relevant qualification

Or

  • IMI Accreditation Light Vehicle Diagnostic Technician

Or

  • An equivalent in an approved alternative qualification

Or

  • Demonstrate 5 years’ experience working in a diagnostic technician role

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Alternatively, you can provide evidence of your ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process, either through Accredited Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or Accredited Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). Further details on APL can be found in the HE admissions process section of our website and the HE Accreditation of Prior Learning SOP.

International Students English Language Requirements

International applicants, from Non-Native English speaking countries, must have evidence of English Language Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages:

  • IELTS 6.0 (Academic) (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)
  • PTE Academic 51 (minimum of 46 in each part)
  • Or equivalent UKVI-approved English Language Test

For further information please contact our International Department at international@serc.ac.uk

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.

This qualification is for learners who have a keen interest in advanced automotive maintenance and are looking to progress into employment within this industry. It will provide them with the opportunity to develop their knowledge at the level suiting their ability at entry.

On successful completion of this qualification, candidates will have attained a Level 4 Certificate in Automotive Advanced Diagnostic studies. This will enable you to apply for jobs as a Light/Heavy Vehicle Master Technician, or simply improve your skills if you run your own business.

There are no additional costs associated with this programme

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Available Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Part-Time
Downpatrick
26/08/2024
Day: Thursday
Time: 09:00-21:00
Part-Time
Downpatrick
26/08/2024
Day: Wednesday
Part-Time
Lisburn
26/08/2024
Day: Tuesday
Time: 17:30-21:30

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Available Sessions

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Funding may be available for this course, please contact us on BusinessServices@serc.ac.uk to discuss if you are eligible. Additional sessions may be available for this course throughout the year. Please contact us to discuss a start date that would be suitable for you.

Course Type Title Campus Start Spaces Fee Apply or get more information
PT
HE
IMI Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Automotive Studies
Y10221DD1A

Downpatrick

26/08/2024
Day: Thursday

Time: 09:00-21:00

20+ £2130.00
PT
HE
IMI Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Automotive Studies
Y10221DE1A

Downpatrick

26/08/2024
Day: Wednesday
18 £1700.00
PT
HE
IMI Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Automotive Studies
Y10221LE1B

Lisburn

26/08/2024
Day: Tuesday

Time: 17:30-21:30

20+ £403.00

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Terms & Conditions

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

We strive to ensure the description of courses on SERC's website and in publications is accurate. However, for various reasons there may be occasions when the College may need to change arrangements or be unable to deliver classes due to circumstances such as reduced funding. If there are insufficient numbers applying for a course it may not be viable to deliver the class.

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