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L2 Award in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Operation and Maintenance

This qualification is being withdrawn on 30th June 2018 please see new electric vehicle qualifications

Who is it suitable for?

This level 2 Award is designed for technicians who maintain and repair hybrid technology vehicles (not the actual hybrid system). It contains the knowledge required to work safely around a vehicle's hybrid system, whilst carrying out repairs or maintenance. On completion of this ‘single unit’ qualification, technicians will have gained knowledge of high voltage hybrid technologies and an understanding of their dangers.

These qualifications could also provide the essential knowledge and skills for members of the emergency services who may attend an accident involving a high voltage hybrid vehicle.


These qualifications are the first of their kind to address hybrid electric vehicles’ technologies. They are required to ensure the safety of technicians working on high voltage hybrid vehicles.

These qualifications were developed as the result of the demand from hybrid vehicle manufacturers for a qualification for their technicians. The IMI, IMI Automotive Skills SSC and manufacturers have developed these qualifications collaboratively.

This qualification can be taken as a standalone qualification as part of the technical training offered by hybrid vehicle manufacturers. It may also be offered by FE colleges and private training providers (if they have the correct resources).


Learners could progress on to the L3 Award in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Repair and Replacement.


This knowledge is tested via a multiple-choice test.

Teaching and Learning Materials

Autonomy, online learning solutions for the automotive sector.
Visit the EV Guide ( for free information about hybrid and electric vehicles. It's aimed at giving people, new to the technology, an overview of hybrid and electric vehicles including the benefits and key features of both types of vehicle and the safety points to consider. The learning resource is generic – you will need about 30 minutes to view the site making it ideal to use with all cohorts.

Want to know more?

Please contact an IMI approved centre.


View this qualification on the Register of Regulated Qualifications