Advanced Auto Diagnostic Techniques (4121)

  • Open for registrations
Last Updated: 16 Nov 2016
For motor vehicle diagnostic technicians who want to improve or prove competence of their knowledge and skills to diagnose and repair complex vehicle faults as well as using advanced communication skills to liaise with a diverse range of audiences and supervising others.

A Certificate in Advanced Auto Diagnostic Techniques is for anyone with several years' experience of diagnosing and repairing vehicle faults. You'll need industry experience and a Level 3 qualification such as an NVQ in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair or an IVQ Advanced Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

While completing this qualification, you'll cover things like:

  • advanced techniques for diagnosing and repairing vehicle faults
  • communicating with customers when they bring vehicles in for repair
  • coaching, supporting and supervising people in teams at work.

A higher level qualification helps you develop the skills to work at the very highest level in your industry. You learn with your training provider and apply your knowledge in a work setting. You'll do plenty of practical work to show that you can diagnose complex vehicle faults and repair them. You'll also work in groups to show that you have the skills to communicate effectively with customers and people you supervise at work. Then you'll take a practical test to show the skills you've gained.

Is this level right for me?

Level 4
Is ideal if you work as a manager or in another senior role in the motor industry. You want to improve your technical skills and knowledge at an advanced level to continue your professional development. You might want to get the skills to run your own business.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

  • Light Vehicle Master Technician
  • Heavy Vehicle Master Technician
  • Motorcycle Master Technician
  • Workshop Controller

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

You'll need to simulate a workplace where learners can demonstrate skills to diagnose faults and repair vehicles. You must make sure they can access all the resources they need to complete the qualification.

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 in the motor industry and learners must have a relevant Level 3 automotive qualification.

Level 4

Level 4 will suit you if you work as a manager or in another senior role in the motor industry. You want to improve your skills and knowledge at an advanced level to continue your professional development. You might want to get the skills to run your own business.

You complete three core units at level 4:

  • Advanced diagnostic techniques
  • Communicate and liaise effectively
  • Provide personal and technical support.

For more details, refer to the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

  • Light Vehicle Master Technician
  • Heavy Vehicle Master Technician
  • Motorcycle Master Technician
  • Workshop Controller

Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Automotive Diagnostic Techniques (4121-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2017
Open for registrations

Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Automotive Diagnostic Techniques

  • Accreditation No: 100/5240/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 250 - 250 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/10/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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