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L4 Certificate in Advanced Automotive Studies for Master Technicians

This qualification has undergone a recent review and has now been superseded. The qualification is the 'Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Automotive Studies (603/0700/6)' and it can be viewed here.

Who is it suitable for?

The typical learner for this qualification will be 19 years plus, working in industry and will hold a Level 3 automotive technical qualification and/or an Advanced Apprenticeship. They will have experience of diagnosing and rectifying faults on a wide range of vehicle systems, including electrical system operations.


The purpose and aim of this new IMI Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Automotive Studies for Master Technicians (VRQ) is to offer individuals, who are experienced technicians in the automotive industry, with the opportunity to develop their knowledge of:

  • management principles 
  • advanced vehicle technologies, including alternative fuel vehicles 
  • liaising with manufacturers and suppliers on technical matters 
  • providing colleagues with technical advice and support 
  • and undertaking diagnostic consultations with customers

This qualification also meets the knowledge (Vocationally Related Qualification) requirement for the IMI SSC Higher Apprenticeship in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, for the 'Advanced Diagnostics and Management Principles' pathway.


For some learners this qualification could prepare them for progression to further learning and training. For others, this qualification could also provide a useful recognition of their practical skills and knowledge, to aid their step from one job role to another.


Learners will demonstrate their knowledge and skills by passing IMI set assignments for all units and passing IMI set online tests on fundamental management principles and providing technical support to colleagues.

Want to know more?

Please contact an IMI approved centre.


View this qualification on the Register of Regulated Qualifications