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: 2022/23

Course Code: 10221

Campus: Downpatrick, Lisburn, Newtownards

Study Type: Part-Time

Education Level Higher Education

Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Type Campus Start
Part-Time Downpatrick
29/08/2022
Day: Wednesday
Time: 09:00-21:00
Part-Time Downpatrick
29/08/2022
Day: Wednesday
Time: 09:00-21:00
Part-Time Downpatrick
05/09/2022
Part-Time Downpatrick
05/09/2022
Part-Time Lisburn
29/08/2022
Part-Time Lisburn
12/09/2022
Day: Tues, Thur
Time: 18:00-21:00

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

Contact Hours

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.

Entry Requirements

UCAS: 

  • Level 3 in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair  

Access Diploma:

  • Access Diploma in Foundation Studies with an overall average of 50%+

English Language Requirements for International students:

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
  • IELTS 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)
  • PTE 51 Or an approved equivalent test in English

Equivalent qualifications include:

  • Grade C (or above) in GCSE English
  • Successfully completion of a Level 3 Vocational Programme with assessments completed in English Language
  • Essential Skills in Literacy (Level 2)
  • ESOL Level 2 

Tier 4 Students:

  • SERC will only accept a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for issuing a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)

Admissions

APEL

  • Provide evidence of ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the accreditation of prior experiential learning.  Further details on APEL can be found in the Admissions Section of our website

How will I be assessed and given feedback?

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.

Where will it take me?

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.

How will it make me more employable?

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.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs associated with this programme

Accreditation

IMI Awards

Terms & Conditions

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

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

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Available Sessions Summary

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Type Campus Start
Part-Time Downpatrick
29/08/2022
Day: Wednesday
Time: 09:00-21:00
Part-Time Downpatrick
29/08/2022
Day: Wednesday
Time: 09:00-21:00
Part-Time Downpatrick
05/09/2022
Part-Time Downpatrick
05/09/2022
Part-Time Lisburn
29/08/2022
Part-Time Lisburn
12/09/2022
Day: Tues, Thur
Time: 18:00-21:00

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Available Sessions

The following sessions are available to apply for:

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Downpatrick

29/08/2022
Day: Wednesday
Time: 09:00-21:00

20+

£519.00

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Downpatrick

29/08/2022
Day: Wednesday
Time: 09:00-21:00

20+

£1206.00

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Downpatrick

05/09/2022

18

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Downpatrick

05/09/2022

18

£352.00

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Lisburn

29/08/2022

20+

£352.00

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Lisburn

12/09/2022
Day: Tues, Thur
Time: 18:00-21:00

10

£597.00

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