• Level 4
  • Reference 600/0298/0
  • Total Qualification Time 255
  • Guided Learning Hours 154-181
  • Subject Area Non-Technical
  • Type Management and Leadership

This qualification is available in England and Northern Ireland only.

Who is it suitable for?

This Certificate is designed for people already working in first line management roles.  It provides them with the opportunity to evaluate and develop their management knowledge and skills.  They can then use this knowledge to help them proceed to the next level of management in the workplace and/or higher level automotive or management qualifications.


The purpose and aim of this knowledge based qualification (VRQ) is to offer individuals working in the automotive industry with the opportunity to develop their knowledge of management and to give them the foundation to progress on to higher levels of management.

The qualification was developed by IMI, in conjunction with automotive management manufacturers, dealer groups, training providers and the IMI Sector Skills Council, whom all recognise the need to prepare and up-skill the automotive managers of the future.

A management role covers a broad range of work activities in a variety of contexts, most of which are complex and non-routine. Managers play an integral role in supporting organisational objectives through a range of functions, such as:

  • planning
  • allocating & monitoring the work of a team
  • supporting team members
  • managing conflict
  • resolving problems
  • project management
  • agreeing budgets
  • and managing customer service

This qualification also provides a broad overview of the workplace, especially in areas such as organisational structures, departmental relationships, health and safety and legal frameworks.


This qualification provides individuals with the knowledge and understanding to progress to higher levels of management and/or higher level automotive or management qualifications.


This qualification contains a Personal Performance Audit which is designed to evaluate the development of the learner’s performance & understanding of management & leadership issues at the beginning, during, and at the end of the qualification.  This qualification has also has rigorous set Written Assignments and Online Tests to ensure critical aspects of the learner’s knowledge and skills are addressed. This qualification’s assignments are specifically contextualised for automotive environment.  This contextualisation aids the learners’ ability to retain information and apply this knowledge effectively.

Want to know more?

Please contact an IMI approved centre.


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The IMI is recognised to offer these qualifications by Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation). This approval means IMI and our qualifications are regulated by Ofqual’s comprehensive regulatory framework. Please click here to read more and here to view this qualification on the Register of Regulated Qualifications.

Documentation for IMI Centres

Find more information and documentation in IMI Connect

Start Date: Tue, 01/03/2011
End Date: Thu, 31/12/2026
Certificate End Date: Mon, 31/12/2029

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