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IMI Award in the Diagnosis, Testing and Repair of Electric/Hybrid Vehicles and Components

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Course Details
Location Castleford College
Level Level 4
Start Date

Various start dates


2 days

Mode of Study Part-time
Awarding Body


Course Overview

This unit enables learners to demonstrate, in a practical way, their knowledge of high voltage vehicle systems including diagnostic, testing and repair procedures. The unit also ensures that the learner is aware of the effect that electric/hybrid vehicle technology has on other vehicle systems. 

This qualification has been developed in close liaison with industry specialists, electric vehicle manufacturers, training providers, the health and safety executive and the IMI Sector Skills Council. This is the first qualification of its kind to address working on live electric/hybrid vehicle high voltage vehicle systems and components. The qualification is essential to ensure the health and safety of individuals working on electric/hybrid vehicles. On completion of this qualification technicians will be able to practically demonstrate that they have the skills required for repairing high voltage vehicle systems and components.

This qualification contains the knowledge of the dangers surrounding repairs carried out to live high voltage vehicle electrical components and systems. The purpose and aim of this qualification are to provide technicians working on electric/hybrid vehicles with the required level of skills and knowledge to carry out repairs on live high voltage vehicle electrical components and systems safely.

What You Will Study

This qualification is designed for technicians who maintain and repair electric/hybrid high voltage vehicle systems and components. 

It contains the knowledge and skills required to work on live high voltage vehicle electrical components and associated systems.

How You Will Be Assessed

You will be assessed through oral questions, written and practical assessments. With the written assessment being an essay, minimum words of 1000.

Entry Requirements

The unit can only be undertaken after successful completion of Unit EV3 Electric/Hybrid Vehicle System Repair and Replacement and a recommended minimum of six months, or by completing the Learner Eligibility form providing evidence of related/relevant experience.

Attendance Expectations

Day courses will typically be 9.00am – 5.00am. 
Any online assessments will be carried out during the afternoon of the second day.

Evening courses will be 5.00pm-9.00pm.
These are spread over five evenings, over a two-week period, with any exams completed on the fifth evening.

Fee Information

Theses fees relate to 2024/25:


Course Groups (W) Short Course
Subject Area (W) Automotive
Client Group (W) 19+
Search Ref (W) 59602
Website Ref (W) ACWOU8U8SS
Website Ref (W) ZQKZ2B344R
Information last amended: 08 May 2024 17:03

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