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Level 4 Motor Vehicle HNC in Automotive Diagnostics and Management Principles is designed to give students wishing to progress to a higher level programme within the motor industry.


It covers the advanced area of motor vehicle repair and maintenance and management within this sector.

"The concise and efficient delivery of the subject alongside being challenged by yourself when asking questions regarding the units, has instilled a confidence in me that is passing over to my work environment. It is hard to believe the change I have gone through thanks to this course, but it is accredited to yourself and the challenging nature of the course." Chris Langford, student

Key Areas

Vehicle electronics Vehicle fault diagnosis Engine design and performance Customer service Managing communication and Business activities Planning of vehicle maintenance Vehicle systems and technology

During the course there may be additional costs;

  • Automotive Uniform £55
  • Toolbox £150
  • Educational Trips £200
  • Diagnostic equipment: Between £20 to £100 dependent on make and model of multi metre

Entry Criteria

Entry on the programme is through one of two routes; Applicants who have completed a Level 3 programme of study (preferably in Light Vehicle Maintenance Repair) and attained a minimum of 120 UCAS points or 48 UCAS tariff points (on the new tariff points system) will be accepted onto the programme. Alternatively, applicants that do not meet these tariff points but have relevant industry experience will also be considered upon interview.

Applicants are also required to have grade C or above in GSCE English Language and maths or hold an equivalent Level 2 Functional Skills qualification in English and maths. Applicants may also be required to provide academic references.

A minimum enrolment of 12 is required for the opening of any class. The College reserves the right to cancel or change a class, course or programme if there is a significant reduction in attendance, or where the minimum enrolment is not achieved, or due changes beyond our control. 14 days notice will be given in the event of course cancellation.

What Next

Progress to the level 5 Higher Apprenticeship in Automotive Management and leadership Foundation degree in Automotive Engineering or Automotive Technology Higher Education (HE) such as MEng and BEng programmes in the Automotive retail industry

Course options

  • 2018/19 Full Time Day


    Bournville College Birmingham


    Bournville Campus

    Mode of attendance

    2018/19 Full Time Day


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    Age range Start Fees Duration Further information
    - September | 2018/19 £5,500 1 Academic Year(s) -
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