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L3 Award in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Repair and Replacement

This qualification is being withdrawn on 30th June 2018 please see new electric vehicle qualifications

Who is it suitable for?

This VRQ is for technicians who maintain hybrid vehicles and the hybrid system itself. It contains the knowledge and skills required to work safely in and around the vehicle's hybrid system.

On completion of this qualification (containing two units), technicians will be able to practically demonstrate that they have the knowledge and skills required for repairing vehicles with high voltage hybrid technologies.


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. They were developed as the result of the demand from hybrid vehicle manufacturers for a qualification for their technicians. 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).


The knowledge is tested via a multiple choice test, and the skills via oral questioning and a practical assessment.

Teaching and Learning Materials

Autonomy, online learning solutions for the automotive sector.
Check out 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