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Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles - Level 4


Technicians, already competent at level 3, will develop their knowledge and understanding of:

  • Supporting job roles in the automotive work environment 
  • How to make learning possible through demonstrations and instructions
  • How to identify and agree motor vehicle customer service needs
  • Monitoring procedures to control risk to health and safety
  • Diagnosing motor vehicle faults where no prescribed process or format is available
  • Providing technical support and advice to colleagues in motor vehicle environments 
  • Liaising with vehicle product manufacturers and suppliers on technical matters
  • Knowledge of providing diagnostic equipment and technical information system support in motor vehicle environments
  • Knowledge of conducting diagnostic consultations with customers in motor vehicle environments 

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Entry requirements

You will have successfully completed the IMI Level 3 Light or Heavy Vehicle Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair and have Maths, English and Science at Grade C or above.

Start dates and fees

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Various1 yr(s)4761A101FREE£3240.00Apply

How long is the course?

One year.

How will I be assessed?

In order to successfully complete this qualification learners are required to complete a number of IMI Awards’ set:

  • Practical assessments
  • Online knowledge tests
  • Written knowledge assignments

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

What can I go on to study?

Technicians achieving this Level 4 qualification may progress onto further learning and/or training in Higher Education.

How do I apply?

Apply online


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