IMI Level 4 Award in the Diagnosis, Testing and Repair of Electric/Hybrid Vehicles and Components

The purpose and aim of this qualification is to provide technicians who maintain and repair electric/hybrid vehicles with the knowledge and skills required to work on live high voltage vehicle electrical components and associated systems.

Academic Year: 2024/25

Course Code: 10220

Campus: Downpatrick

Study Type: Part-Time

Education Level Higher Education


The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Time: 09:00-17:00

Course Structure

This qualification has been developed in close liaison with industry specialists, electric vehicle manufacturers, training providers, the Health and Safety Executive and the IMI Sector Skills Council.

This is the first qualification of its kind to address working on live electric/hybrid vehicle high voltage vehicle systems and components. 

The qualification is essential to ensure the health and safety of individuals working on electric/hybrid vehicles. 

The live work on high voltage (HV) Vehicle Systems in this course relates to any work on the HV vehicle systems during which a person’s body or items (tools, devices, equipment or apparatus) may come into contact with live parts, or work where the non-live state of the vehicle is not confirmed.

Contact Hours
The course will last a total of 21 hours. (1 Week, 3 full days).

Entry Requirements


General Entry Requirements

The general entry requirements below identify the minimum qualifications needed to apply for the programme. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis on application. You are required to upload a copy of your qualification certificates to show how you meet the entry requirements for the programme prior to enrolment. Applications will also require successful completion of the admissions process.

GCSE/ Level 2 Requirements

GCSE grade C/4 in English Language, or Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills- Communication, or equivalent in an approved alternative qualification.

Course Entry Requirements

  • Level 3 Award in Electrically Propelled Vehicle Repair and Replacement (or an equivalent industry qualification). 


  • Hold 6 months experience of working in a related field including Automotive Repair and or working with high voltage systems.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Alternatively, you can provide evidence of your ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process, either through Accredited Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or Accredited Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). Further details on APL can be found in the HE admissions process section of our website and the HE Accreditation of Prior Learning SOP.

International Students English Language Requirements

International applicants, from Non-Native English-speaking countries, must have evidence of English Language Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: • IELTS 6.0 (Academic) (minimum of 5.5 in all skills) • PTE Academic 51 (minimum of 46 in each part) • Or equivalent UKVI-approved English Language Test For further information please contact our International Department at


How will I be assessed and given feedback?
Assessment will be carried out through a series of practical assessments, oral assessments and written assessments. Feedback will be continually provided throughout the course.

Where will it take me?
After completing this course successfully, technicians will be able to work safely on Electric/Hybrid vehicles and progress on to further Hybrid courses.

How will it make me more employable?
On completion of this qualification technicians will be able to practically demonstrate that they have the skills required for repairing high voltage vehicle systems and components.

Additional Costs
There are no additional costs associated with this programme.  


Terms & Conditions

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

We strive to ensure the description of courses on SERC's website and in publications is accurate. However, for various reasons there may be occasions when the College may need to change arrangements or be unable to deliver classes due to circumstances such as reduced funding. If there are insufficient numbers applying for a course it may not be viable to deliver the class.

Available Sessions Summary

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Time: 09:00-17:00

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