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Auto Electro Technology

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What's Involved

This Entry Level 3 qualification is based on the new Qualification & Credit Framework (QCF) which is suitable as the vocational subject-based learning component of Foundation Learning.

Without formal entry requirements, these qualifications are open to anyone aged 14 and over, who is interested in gaining a nationally-recognised qualification.

The qualifications are primarily designed to engage and motivate 14-19 year olds who are interested in learning about the maintenance of motor vehicles and the various roles that are available in the retail motor industry. The qualifications' combination of mandatory and optional units provides learners with the flexibility of achieving and progressing in small manageable steps.

The qualifications have a practical approach to assessment and include many visual questioning techniques, which will stimulate and interest the learner.

You will work in a practical environment with workshop tools and equipment, building skills and techniques in the following areas of the industry:

  • Body Repair Processes
  • Routine Cooling and Lubrication System Checks
  • Routine Braking System Checks
  • Routine Wheel and Tyre Checks
  • Routine Vehicle Checks
  • Basic Vehicle Valeting
  • Light Vehicle Construction
  • Principles of Engine Components and Operation
  • Principles of Light Vehicle Steering and Suspension Systems
  • Principles of Component Fitting

You will also study to develop an understanding of motor vehicle workshop safety and the retail automotive maintenance and repair industry.

Entry Requirements

If you have not yet achieved a grade 4/5 (C) or above in GCSE English and maths, you will be required to attend GCSE resit sessions if you achieved grade 3 (D) or functional skills sessions (if you achieved grade 2 (E) or below).

Where will it take me?

You could progress onto a level 1 course in vehicle maintenance and repair.

Employment opportunities could include entry level work within an auto repair shop or similar automotive company.

Course Assessment Method

You will be assessed through online phase tests and a practical demonstration of your individual abilities.

The following units are all mandatory:

  • Unit EL01: Introduction to motor vehicle workshop safety;
  • Unit EL02: Introduction to the retail automotive maintenance and repair industry;
  • Unit EL03: Introduction to workshop tools and equipment.

Where and When

Introduction To Vehicle Technology IMI Diploma Entry 3 Level (RQF)

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Notes About Fees

Fees shown are per year. Additional miscellaneous fees may be applicable.

Find out more by speaking to Admissions:

  • For full-time further education courses call 01708 462833
  • For part-time further education courses call 01708 462801
  • For higher education courses, or if you’re an overseas student, call 01708 462801


  • To find out if you’re entitled to support call Student Services for advice on 01708 462718 ext 2718
  • You don’t have to pay tuition or admin fees if you’re 16-18 and studying a further education funded course.
  • You need to pay higher education course fees each academic year.

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