Engineering & Science

Advanced Automotive Studies - Level 4 Certificate (IMI)

Start Date: 17th September 2018
Course Code: C01751 FLE1A

  • Higher Education
  • Part-Time
  • Ballymena (Farm Lodge)


Duration: 3 Years Part-time
Number of weeks: 30
Start date: 17th September 2018
End date: 10th June 2019
Day: Mon
Time: 19:00-21:30
Information Event: Y

Fee for 2018/2019 Academic Year:


Course Content

The purpose and aim of the IMI Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Automotive Studies is to offer individuals, who are experienced technicians/engineers in the automotive industry, with 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
• and undertaking diagnostic consultations with customers.

This qualification contains 2 pathways; light vehicle & heavy vehicle.  Therefore learners can select the pathway appropriate to their sector experience.

Learners undertaking this qualification will enjoy liaising with people.  They will support a team, delegate work and provide technical guidance and coaching.  They will advise customers on technical issues and deal with complaints.  Learners may have recently progressed into management, or have been identified as having future management potential.

Course Update

Please note that due to campus redevelopment Ballymena and Coleraine courses may be relocated to alternative suitable locations.

The typical learner for this qualification will be 19 years plus, working in 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.

Where mature students wish to have prior education and/or experience taken into account, in lieu of meeting the full course entry requirements, they should contact the relevant Course Director by 13th August, as an application deadline will apply.

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