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2016: Entry Level Certificate for the Introduction to Vehicle Technologies (Entry 3)

Who is it Suitable for?

This Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ) is designed to engage and motivate 14-19 year olds who are interested in learning about the automotive retail industry. It is ideal for those learners who wish to undertake a qualification which will support their progress to a Level 1 qualification.  It can also supplement their progress to GCSEs and other appropriate destinations


This qualification involves a practical approach to assessment and includes many visual questioning techniques which stimulates and draws interest to learners.

The qualification’s combination of units provides learners with the flexibility in the choice of the areas they wish to develop their knowledge and skills in.

All learners will cover mandatory introductory units in Health and Safety, Communication, Career Pathways and Hand Tools all relevant within the automotive industry.
The learners will then have a choice from the following:

  • PSD units covering the knowledge/skills required in the automotive working environment
  • Specialist units covering areas such as Light Vehicle, Motorcycle, Body and Paint
  • Tools, Equipment and Material units that are essential in the workplace


After completing this qualification, the learner has the opportunity to progress onto Level 1 qualification or supplement their progress to GCSEs and other appropriate destinations.

Want to Know More?

Please contact an IMI approved Centre.

The extension of this qualification was supported by the Institute of the Motor Industry - SSC.


View this qualification on the Register of Regulated Qualifications