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Advanced Automotive Studies - Level 4 Certificate (IMI)

Start Date: 13th September 2021
Code: YHPB1751A1

  • Higher Education
  • Part-Time
  • Ballymena
  • Course Information
  • We are currently not accepting applications for this course. To make an enquiry or register your interest please email the course contact below. Applications for 2022/23 will open in January 2022.


Duration: 3 Years Part-time
Start date: 13th September 2021
End date: 16th May 2024
Day: Mon
Time: 19:00-21:30
Information Event: Y

Fee for 2021/2022 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
  • 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 redevelopments at Ballymena (Farm Lodge) campus some 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 10th August, as an application deadline will apply.

Upon successful completion students may progress to further learning and training or directly into employment as a Light/Heavy Vehicle Master Technician.

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Stephen McMullan