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Advanced Automotive Studies (Level 4 Certificate)

IMI
Engineering

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 This Level 4 qualification provides a progression pathway from Level 3 automotive 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. Therefore this qualification is ideally suited to learners with prior experience or knowledge of automotive vehicle systems, tools and equipment, vehicle maintenance, diagnostics and health and safety.
  • Start Date
    13 Sep 2021
  • Study Mode
    Part-Time
  • Duration
    33 Weeks
  • Campus
    Greystone
  • Course Code
    603/0700/6

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Campus
    Type
    Start Date
  • Course: IMI Level 4 Certificate Advanced Automotive Studies (Yr 1 of 2)
    Campus: Greystone
    Type: Part Time
    Start Date: 13/09/2021

Course Offering

  • Site location Limavady Greystone
  • Dates 13/09/2021 - 16/06/2023
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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 Level 4 qualification provides a progression pathway from Level 3 automotive 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. Therefore this qualification is ideally suited to learners with prior experience or knowledge of automotive vehicle systems, tools and equipment, vehicle maintenance, diagnostics and health and safety. Successful completion of Year 1Attendance at an Information Session and Interview required.

ROI Requirements

Equivalent to UK L3 Attendance at an Information Session and Interview required.

Work Placement

Learners would benefit from some prior knowledge or experience in diagnosing and rectifying vehicle system faults. GCSEs in Maths and English at grades A*-C are also recommended. Selection for entry should take into account each applicants existing academic/ vocational qualifications, experience and interest in working in the sector.

Fee Information

  • Additional Fees
  • Uniform - Safety Foot apparel

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.

Career Prospects

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. Senior technician/Master Technician/Workshop Controller

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