SCQF Level 5

Course Overview
Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) Award in Electric and Vehicle Routine Maintenance is designed for technicians who maintain and repair electric and hybrid vehicles. You will learn the skills and knowledge required to work safely around a vehicle's high and low voltage and electric drive train systems while carrying out repairs and maintenance.  

On completion of this qualification you will have gained knowledge of both high and low voltage technologies and an understanding of their dangers. 

This is a two-day course taught at Edinburgh College’s Midlothian campus by teachers with industry experience. 
What You Will Learn
  • Electric and Hybrid Vehicle System Components and Operation 
  • Understand the Hazards Surrounding Electric and Hybrid Vehicles 
  • How to Reduce the Risks to Yourself and Others  
  • How to Safely Prepare the Vehicle When Carrying out Routine Maintenance  
  • Working Safely 
Entry Requirements
  • There are no mandatory qualifications for this  but a trade qualification would be desirable. 
How the course is assessed

The award requires candidates to demonstrate knowledge and skills via: 

  • IMI set oral assessment 
  • IMI set practical assessment 
  • IMI set online test 


Progression And Articulation Routes
  • Level 3 Award in Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Repair and Replacement offered at Edinburgh College 
Download our progression route map here
Career Opportunities
This course will enable you to continue to work and progress within the electric and hybrid trade 
Number Of Days Per Week
  • This qualification is delivered over 2 consecutive days at our Midlothian campus. Bespoke delivery of the course on different days or at a different location may be available. 
Course Cost And Funding Options
Fee: £290 Midlothian part-time (year 1)
Student Stories
Edinburgh College automotive engineering student, Anthony Mailer, was awarded first place in the IMI Skil lAuto Technology Qualifiers, beating five students from three other UK colleges at the Henry Ford Academy.  

“It’s been phenomenal, the whole experience. I couldn’t believe it when they called out my name as the winner of the first heat.” 

Read more of our student stories here. 
Start Date and Time

Part Time

This course will start on…
  • Tuesday 10/11/2020
  • Monday 30/11/2020
  • Monday 07/09/2020
  • Monday 26/10/2020
  • Monday 14/12/2020
End Date

Part Time

This course will end on...
  • Wednesday 11/11/2020
  • Tuesday 01/12/2020
  • Tuesday 08/09/2020
  • Tuesday 27/10/2020
  • Tuesday 15/12/2020
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

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