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Vehicle Maintenance Student
Anniesland Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
26 Aug 2024
Qualification Type
Other non-advanced qual
Course Type
1 Year (August to June)

Applications on hold due to volume already received

The IMI Level 4 in Transport Maintenance at Glasgow Clyde College is crafted to offer a well-rounded and up-to-date foundation in the automotive industry and aligns with the current needs of employers. The program covers a wide array of topics, ranging from steering and suspension to emerging technologies in transport systems. This comprehensive approach ensures that students are equipped with the knowledge and skills required to tackle real-world challenges. This course provides an alternative study route if you wish to gain a recognised qualification but don't have access to study for an SVQ.

What will I learn?

Glasgow Clyde College is committed to providing students with a dynamic learning environment equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. The transport maintenance program incorporates hands-on practical sessions, allowing students to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios. The college invests in modern workshops, diagnostic equipment, and simulation tools, providing students with an immersive and interactive learning experience covering; 

  • Vehicle engine lubrication systems
  • Vehicle engine cooling systems
  • Vehicle fuel and exhaust systems
  • Vehicle spark ignition systems
  • Vehicle electrical systems
  • Vehicle braking systems
  • Vehicle transmission systems
  • Vehicle steering and suspension systems
  • Vehicle wheel and tyre systems
  • Vehicle hand skills and manufacturing
  • Personal development: self and work

One of the key strengths of the IMI Level 4 in Transport Maintenance program at Glasgow Clyde College is the faculty's wealth of industry experience. Lecturers bring practical insights and firsthand knowledge from their careers in the transportation sector, enriching the learning experience with real-world examples and case studies. This exposure to industry expertise ensures that students receive valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities within the field. 

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • We will consider your application if you have relevant work experience but no qualifications.
  • If English is not your first language, then a Level 6 ESOL qualification would be required, due to the technical demands of the subject.

Entry requirements equivalency table

If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Employer and industry links

Glasgow Clyde College work in partnership with a significant number of automotive employers and are seen as the automotive engineering college of choice within the Greater Glasgow area. These partnerships provide opportunities for industrial visits, student placements and industry talks as well as providing opportunities for students to progress into employment. Due to these excellent links, the College is continually at the forefront of technological advances with continual investment in its state-of-the-art engineering facilities which provide students with a sector leading learning experience.

Jobs and further study

  • Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
  • Automotive apprenticeship
  • You will have the potential to move on to jobs in the automotive industry.

Making an application

For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

I've applied — what happens next?

When you apply

You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application.  Don't forget to check your Junk / SPAM folder.

Offers for a place on the course will be based on your personal statement and application. 

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information, for example:  

  • Student funding
  • Joining instructions
  • Induction date 

Once an offer is received, you must respond within 10 working days or you risk losing your place. 

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 357 6094