Level Four Certificate in Advanced Automotive Studies for Master Technicians

The typical learner for this qualification will be 19 years or over working in industry and will hold a level three 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

What will I study?

  • 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 

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a range of techniques to include observation of practical activities in workshops, oral questioning, written reports and online testing.

For more information about assessment, including guidance on marking, feedback and plagiarism, please refer the HE Assessment Policy and the programme spec for course-specific information.

How will the course be delivered?

This course is delivered through lectures and practical activities


All programmes are led and taught by experienced teaching staff who are vocational specialists.  They are qualified, and often have extensive experience within the industry or the sector being studied. All teaching staff meet or exceed the requirements set by the awarding institute or body.  


Entry requirements

Level Three Certificate/Diploma in Motor Vehicle/Motorcycle or Marine Maintenance and Repair Principles or equivalent qualification with suitable trade experience, with transferable occupational skills.

A satisfactory interview and an initial assessment.

A typical offer for this course would ask for the entry requirements to be met, however, all offers take individual applicants’ experience and qualifications into account. 


What next?

For some learners this qualification could prepare them for progression to further learning and training. For others, this qualification could also provide a useful recognition of their practical skills and knowledge, to aid their step from one job role to another.

Additional information

An award of the IMI Institute of the Motor Industry.