Motor Vehicle Engineering (3905)

About these qualifications

IVQs in Motor Vehicle Engineering can equip you with everything you need to know to become a great motor vehicle mechanic.

There are options for everyone - you could learn the essentials of working with and repairing motor vehicles, gain the skills to start leading a team or become a specialist motor vehicle technician or manager.

Who are they for

An IVQ in Motor Engineering is for anyone who wants to increase their skills as a motor vehicle mechanic or technician. You might be a school leaver, a junior technician or an experienced mechanic. You might also be planning a career change.

General Information

Available in following countries

  • International

Information & documentation

For Centres

To offer this qualification please submit an application and we’ll help you get set up - you can become a City & Guilds qualification provider within 30 days.


Assessment Materials

If we have downloadable assessment materials they will be listed here or under the qualification level tabs above. Passwords for any protected documents can be retrieved by logging in to and visiting the relevant qualification catalogue page. Passwords are securely stored under the Administration section.

Centre Documents

If we have documents for Centres available for download, they will be listed here or in the tabs above.

What's involved in delivering this course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

All learners must be employed or have a training placement in the motor vehicle engineering trade.

For Learners

Sorry, location not recognised. Please try again.

What's involved in studying this course?

You'll cover things like:

  • Vehicle science and technology
  • Diagnosing problems with motor vehicles
  • Repairing motor vehicles
  • Communication skills
  • Working with others
  • Management skills
  • Systems and information technology
  • Financial management
  • Legal principles.

For international qualifications, how you learn and are assessed depends on where you do your qualification. To find out how the qualification works in your location, find and contact a local training provider.

For the Certificates in Motor Vehicle Engineering you'll usually do a multiple-choice test and a practical demonstration, and for the Diplomas in Motor Vehicle Engineering you'll do a written test too.

Which Level is right for me?

Level 1
You have no previous experience in the motor vehicle engineering industry. You want to learn the basic theory and practical skills you need to start servicing vehicles under supervision.

Level 2
You have a little knowledge of motor vehicle engineering and want to gain the essential skills you need to service vehicles and gradually start taking on some supervisory responsibilities.

Level 3
You have considerable experience of working as a motor vehicle engineer and want to take your career further by learning more advanced engineering skills as well as starting to take on management roles.

Level 5
You have a great deal of knowledge of the industry and want to learn highly advanced or specialised engineering skills as well as taking on more senior management roles. You might also want to move on to higher education.

What careers can this lead to?

A Certificate in Motor Vehicle Engineering could help you to get a job as a:

  • Motor vehicle mechanic
  • Motor vehicle technician.

If you carry on to do a Diploma in Motor Vehicle Engineering, you could take on a managerial role as a supervisor or team leader.

Once you have completed your Level 5 Diploma, you could move into higher education (with advanced entry) or take on a senior level motor vehicle engineering role.