Introduction to Motor Vehicle Industry and Technologies (IMI) Certificate

Ayrshire College


Kilmarnock Campus, Nethermains Campus


This course is a mixture of developing practical skills in the garage workshop and learning the theory you’ll need for the motor industry

We’ll help you develop your skills for employment, such as working as part of a team and creating a CV to get you noticed.

You’ll be introduced to all vehicle-related systems, including engines, emissions, exhausts, electrical, brakes, fuel, starting, steering and suspension. You’ll get to know a vehicle inside and out, and learn how to perform a range of routine checks.

You’ll look at the effects of vehicles on the environment, including alternative fuels and hybrid/electric vehicles.

You’ll learn about workshop safety and maintenance, vehicle construction and fitting components.

You’ll also build transferable Essential Skills in meaningful contexts to help you become more effective in life, learning, and work. This could be communication, numeracy, ICT, working with others, and problem solving.

Entry Requirements

Relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 2. Entry subject to interview.

Progression Routes

Progress to relevant SCQF Level 4 course

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Motor Vehicles

SCQF Level


Career Area

Garage Services

Career Sectors

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Vehicle Related Services

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