Car Mechanics (Including Hybrid and Electric Vehicles) - Level 5

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This qualification covers the technical needs for today’s light vehicle repair industry, including the diagnosis of non-complex system faults. It provides essential knowledge for service technicians working on light vehicles (cars and vans) in all types of garages and dealerships.

The qualification is recognised by the Sector Skills Council as a VRQ/Technical Certificate.


Level 4 qualification in a related subject area or relevant experience.


This programme involves studying both the theory and practical aspects of:

  • Carrying Out Routine Vehicle Maintenance
  • Removing and Replacing: Engine Units and Components, Electrical Auxiliary Units and Components, Chassis Units and Components

Assessments are in a dedicated motor vehicle workshop environment and by online multiple choice testing.

Where can I go from here?

Graduates of this course will be able to go directly into the following courses: