Certificate in Advanced Automotive Studies - Level 4
This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Engineering, Aerospace and Automotive
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Level 4 Exeter College Technology Centre 17-Sep-18 17-Jun-2019 Mon-Fri 9:00-16:00 £1645.00 *Advanced Learner Loan is available None.

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This course progresses your career by training you to achieve Master Technician status. The course will be covered though a variety of online learning resources plus block attendance of classroom study three times a year at our state of the art Technology Centre. To attend this course you will need to have successfully completed a Level 3 automotive qualification in either light or heavy vehicle.

*This course is eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. Click here for further information.

What topics will I study?

The course is assessed through written assignments covering all of the topics listed below. The purpose and aim of this new IMI Awards' Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Automotive Studies for Master Technicians (VRQ) is to offer individuals, who are experienced technicians in the automotive industry, the opportunity to develop their knowledge of:

  • Management principles 
  • Advanced vehicle technologies, including alternative fuel vehicles 
  • Liaising with manufacturers and suppliers on technical matters 
  • Providing colleagues with technical advice and support 
  • Undertaking diagnostic consultations with customers

What are the entry requirements?

The typical learner for this qualification will be 19+, working in the industry and will hold a Level 3 automotive technical qualification and/or an Advanced Apprenticeship. They will have experience of diagnosing and rectifying faults on a wide range of vehicle systems, including electrical system operations.

What facilities are there?

Full Diagnostics suite with a variety of modern vehicles. Experienced staff with a wealth of knowledge from Franchise to Non Franchise dealerships.

What can the course lead on to?

This Accreditation will also allow a progression route on to the Level 2 award in MOT testing classes 4&7.

Are there any additional costs?

£50 resource fee for printing documentation and workshop materials.

What do our students think?

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It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

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