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L5 Diploma in Automotive Management Competence for Middle Managers

Who is it suitable for?

This work-related qualification is designed for individuals already working in a middle management role.  It provides them with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate their management competence.  Learners will produce performance evidence resulting from work have carried out in their middle management position in their normal workplace.


This is a Vocational Competence Qualification (VCQ) (QCF) (containing Institute of the Motor Industry Sector Skills Council units, mapped to the Management Standards Centre National Occupational Standards).

The VCQ contains mandatory units which are considered essential for learners to achieve. Optional units have also been included to provide flexibility across differing management roles with a retail automotive organisation

Level 5 reflects the ability to identify and use relevant understanding, methods and skills to address broadly defined complex problems. It includes taking responsibility for planning and developing courses of action, as well as exercising autonomy and judgment within broad parameters. It also reflects understanding of different perspectives, approaches or schools of thought and the reasoning behind them.


The VCQ's level reflects the range of knowledge, skills & experience, and therefore the competence that employees should have as they progress in retail automotive industry management.


These competence based qualifications are assessed by gathering Evidence, Observation and Professional discussion from the workplace that covers a minimum of a 4 month (16 week) period, to prove that the learner has covered all of the assessment criteria contained within their chosen units, addressing subjects such as: organising business processes, making business decisions, leading & managing a team, recruitment, safety and legal requirements, customer focus, sales & profitability and supporting a winning culture.

Want to know more?

Please contact an IMI approved centre.

View this qualification on the Register of Regulated Qualifications