• Level 2
  • Reference 500/9811/1
  • Total Qualification Time 600
  • Guided Learning Hours 512-516
  • Subject Area Specialist
  • Type Tyre Fitting

Who is it suitable for?

This is a work-based automotive qualification that assesses the competence and knowledge that specialist tyre fitters require to perform their job role effectively. These technicians will work on a wide range of vehicles in all types of garages, dealerships and specialist tyre depots. This VCQ is for:

  • school and college learners on work placements/apprenticeships who wish to join the automotive industry
  • employees of the industry who are seeking to enhance and/or demonstrate their experience and competence in their work role. (Experienced staff enter on to a VCQ programme at the level suited to their role and competence.)


This VCQ is an integral part of IMI SSC Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship Framework (Specialist Tyre Fitting Route). Therefore learners (normally aged 16-25) who are keen to build a career in the industry can take this VCQ as part of the Apprenticeship framework.

Learners are required to demonstrate all of the evidence requirements, learning outcomes, assessment criteria through workplace evidence. Full guidance documents and assessment records are supplied by IMI.


For some learners this qualification could prepare them for progression to further learning and training. For others, this qualification could also provide a useful recognition of their practical skills and knowledge, to aid their step from one job role to another.


The knowledge component of this qualification is also independently assessed via online testing. The tests are mapped to each knowledge unit's learning outcomes and assessment criteria to ensure coverage. These tests are marked electronically by IMI.

Want to know more?

Please contact an IMI approved centre.

 View this qualification on the Register of Regulated Qualifications


Documentation for IMI Centres

Find more information and documentation in IMI Connect

Start Date: Thu, 01/07/2010
End Date: Thu, 31/12/2026
Certificate End Date: Mon, 31/12/2029

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