Transport Maintenance (IMI) Certifcate

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 to work successfully in the motor industry.

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

You’ll cover all vehicle-related systems, including engines, emissions, exhausts, electrical, brakes, fuel, starting, steering and suspension. Be prepared to get your hands dirty as you remove wheels, fit components and perform routine maintenance on vehicles.

You’ll look at the effects of vehicles on the environment, including low carbon technologies.

You’ll learn about workshop safety and maintenance, vehicle construction, moving loads, using vehicle lifts and garage equipment.

You’ll explore the retail motor industry, as well as the vehicle repair trade.

If you’ve worked hard throughout the session and shown us you’re serious about gaining motor vehicle skills, you’ll also have the chance to go on two weeks work experience with a local garage.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 3, or Introduction to Motor Vehicle Industry and Technologies (IMI) Certificate. Entry subject to interview.

Progression Routes

Modern Apprenticeship or employment, or transfer to a related course at SCQF Level 5.

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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