Diploma in
Automotive Maintenance & Repair Principles Broadly comparable to SCQF Level 7

Build on your existing skills in key automotive maintenance and repair principles.


Why take this course?

This VRQ offers the opportunity to complete the College-based training component of the Vocational Competence Qualification (VCQ) whilst teaching those who already have a Level 5 qualification in diagnostic skills – essential for this Level 7 course. The VCQ is the recognised qualification for those who are employed in the industry and is completed in the workplace.

What you will experience

You will study a wide range of topics including engine and transmission diagnostics, chassis and electrical diagnostics, and how to analyse and interpret results.

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Key facts

Entry requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed an SCQF Level 5 qualification in Automotive Maintenance & Repair Principles.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.

What you will need

You must supply your own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and a pen.

What you need to know

Next steps


At North East Scotland College


Upon successful completion of thos course, you can progress directly into employment in the automotive sector.

The following infographic provides information on current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Follow the link on the infographic to view a larger image.

For more information about job opportunities, salaries and employment rates in this industry, visit the Career Coach website.

Infographic detailing current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire


Places are still available on this course, commencing in August 2019. Please see below for your options.

Aberdeen Altens Campus

STARTS Duration Code
August 2019
1 Year
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Online applications

You can apply for a place on this course by completing an online application form, which you can access using the 'Apply Online' button. Once completed, this will be received by our Admissions Team who will then process your application.

Paper applications

You may submit a paper application form, and return it to us completed and signed.

All completed paper applications should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330
Email: enquiry@nescol.ac.uk

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