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Scottish Qualifications

IMI is the leading awarding body for the retail motor industry. We offer an unrivalled range of motor industry qualifications that demonstrate skills and competence, the foundation of a successful career.

This is a guide to the qualifications that the IMI offers. On these pages you will find details of the types and levels of qualifications and the disciplines and progression routes available.

Levels of SVQ Qualifications

  • Level 1 – vocational qualifications are Pre-Apprenticeship programmes which teach basic knowledge and routine tasks.
  • Level 2 – suitable for those who have a Level 1 qualification. These qualifications cover routine tasks and require previous knowledge or work experience. 
  • Level 3 – suitable for those who have achieved a Level 2 qualification. These supervisor level qualifications cover non-routine, more complex tasks and require previous knowledge or work experience. 
  • Level 4 and above – management and master technician level qualifications, for those who have already achieved a Level 3 qualification. These enable progression to higher education, management and Level 5 qualifications and give a good grounding in the skills required to run a business.