Access to Motor Vehicle SCQF Level 3

What is special about this course?

This course provides a general introduction to the motor vehicle industry, providing insight into the various career paths. You will enhance and develop your skills and knowledge by learning about the various different motor vehicle systems, mixing practical and classroom-based sessions.

By the end of this course you will have covered engine operation and maintenance, chassis systems, emission control and electrical component function. You will be able to use general tools and will have gained practical experience in removal and fitting of different components.

This course is taught within a relaxed, friendly and supportive environment, allowing you to take your first step towards a future career in the industry.



Entry requirements

  • Your personal statement will reflect your desire to learn this subject but core skills in communication, maths and information technology at National 3 will be preferred.
  • You may be asked to attend an interview.

Units include:

  • Health and safety
  • Maintenance and repiar
  • Introduction to hand tools
  • Workshop cleaning and maintenance
  • Introduction to engine components and operation
  • Introduction to light vehicle steering and suspension systems
  • Routine braking system checks
  • Routine wheel and tyre checkes
  • Introduction to workshop environments
  • Vehicle lighting system maintenance


Students require safety footwear and overalls. This will be provided.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Full time
  • Face-to-face

How long will my course last?

18 Weeks

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date



For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

Is there more information available online?

QR Code - scan to visit course page

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

I want to start in January 2022

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Inverness. UHI Inverness operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.