Pre-Apprenticeship in Automotive Maintenance with Electric Vehicle Awareness (IMI) (Level 4)

Ayrshire College


Kilmarnock 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.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 3; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 3. Entry subject to interview.

Progression Routes

Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (IMI) (Level 5)

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Motor Vehicles

SCQF Level