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Advanced Automotive Studies (Yr 1 of 2) (Level 4 Certificate)


Course Overview

This qualification is for those who wish to gain the specialist knowledge and practical skills required to work as an advanced technician / engineer in LGV and HGV maintenance and repair sectors; or to develop wider transferable skills for use across the whole retail motor industry. The aim of this Level 4 Certificate is to offer experienced technicians the opportunity to develop their knowledge of management principles, advanced fuel technologies, liaison skills, technical advice and support and diagnostic consultations with customers
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus

Important Message

Fees must be paid at the time of enrolment, or arrangements should be put in place to pay by instalments. The full fee includes tuition, registration and examination fees (where relevant). Depending on your circumstances you may be entitled to a reduced (concessionary) fee. Reduced fees are applied to the cost of tuition only. Failure to enrol before the Awarding Body deadline may result in you incurring a late fee.

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: IMI Level 4 Certificate Advanced Automotive Studies (Yr 1 of 2) Ref L038
    Campus: Greystone
    Type: Part Time
    Start Date:
    (Tue: 6:30PM-9:30PM)
    Full £500.00
    Concession £200.00
    Examination £96.00

Course Offering

  • Site location Limavady Greystone
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Course Modules

  • Advanced Internal Combustion Engine Technology (M/615/3177)
  • Advanced Vehicle Body Electrics (M/615/3180)
  • Knowledge of Alternative Fuel Vehicles (T/615/3181)
  • Knowledge of Providing Technical Support and Advice to Colleagues in Automotive Environments (F/615/3183)
  • Advanced Light Vehicle Driveline and Chassis Technology (Y/615/3187)
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

This qualification is ideally suited to learners with experience or knowledge of automotive vehicle systems, tools and equipment, vehicle maintenance, diagnostics and health and safety. Entry will also be given to those holding an automotive Advanced Apprenticeship or full level 3 automotive qualification.

What's Next?

Further Study

The qualification has been designed to be practical, engaging and motivating to support learners in gaining the advanced knowledge and skills required by light, heavy vehicle, lift truck and transport refrigeration maintenance employers. Once they have achieved this qualification they can progress to higher education in automotive and engineering subjects (including a Higher Apprenticeship) or to a job role in light vehicle, heavy vehicle, lift truck or transport maintenance sector, as advanced technicians / engineers.

Additional Information

This Level 4 qualification provides a progression pathway from Level 3 qualifications in Light Vehicle (601/7324/5 or 500/9814/7), Heavy Vehicle (601/7327/0 or 500/9812/3) and Lift Truck (600/0438/1) Maintenance qualifications, which will enable the learner to further develop and expand their knowledge, understanding and skills required to reach an advanced diagnostic technician /engineer level. This course is in Greystone.


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