Motor Vehicle - IMI Diploma Level 2 Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair SCQF Level 5

What is special about this course?

This programme develops the skills learned in the IMI Diploma Level 1 Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair programme and includes more in-depth understanding of fuel, braking, chassis, engineering and transmission systems.

This course is certified by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) and delivered at SCQF Level 5.

Entry requirements

School leavers

  • Interview
  • IMI Diploma Level 1 Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair and/or
  • 3 National 4 passes, including English and Mathematics or Physics

Mature students

  • Interview
  • There are no formal entry requirements for mature applicants, though it is expected that applicants can provide evidence of skills and knowledge gained in the motor vehicle industry, as detailed in your personal statement with the application.

Units include:

  • Health and safety
  • Knowledge of supporting roles in automotive
  • Skills in supporting job roles in automotive
  • Knowledge of materials, fabrication, tools
  • Skills in materials, fabrication and tools
  • Knowledge of routine light vehicle maintenance
  • Skills in routine light vehicle engine maintenance
  • Knowledge of light vehicle engine mechanical
  • Knowledge of light vehicle fuel, ignition, air
  • Skills in removing and replacing light vehicle
  • Knoiwledge of light vehicle electrical units
  • Skills in removing and replacing light vehicles
  • Knowledge of light vehicle chassis units
  • Knowledge of inspecting light vehicles
  • Skills in inspecting light vehicles
  • Knowled of light vehicle transmission.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Full-time
  • Face to face

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Where can I study my course?

    Start date



    If you have been living in the UK for at least 3 years, are ordinary resident in Scotland before the course start date it is likely that you will not have to pay fees for your full time course.  Please check our Fee Waiver Policy.

    Full time students will automatically receive the fee waiver if they are eligible. We will use the information provided on your course application form to determine whether you are eligible. 

    Scottish students

    Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)






    Rest of UK students

    For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

    Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)




    International students

    For students who do not normally reside in the UK, including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals without settled or pre-settled status in the UK, with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

    Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)


    Full time 


     Fees are payable on enrolment each academic year.

    Please contact if you have any further questions on fees.

    Additional costs

    You will be required to purchase textbooks and PPE as part of this course (between £100 and £150). If you are eligible for a bursary these costs will be covered

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