• Level SCQF Level 7
  • Reference GL8A 47
  • Subject Area Heavy Vehicle
  • Type Scottish

Please note: Due to the National Occupational Standards (NOS) review and updates for heavy goods and public service vehicle maintenance and repair, this qualification is due to be replaced in August 2023.

Who is it suitable for?

This SVQ is a work-based qualification that assesses the skills and knowledge that people in your job need to perform their job role effectively.

It is a motor industry qualification that covers activities that relate to service technicians working on heavy vehicles in all types of garages, dealerships and maintenance depots.

Successful candidates will demonstrate a broad working knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in a garage.


The qualification includes the following areas:

Diagnosis and rectification of:

  • engine and component faults
  • chassis system faults
  • electrical unit and component faults

And offers opportunities for candidates to also demonstrate:

  • Diagnosis and rectification of vehicle transmission and driveline system faults
  • Overhauling mechanical units
  • Identifying and agreeing motor vehicle customer needs


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.


You will demonstrate your skills and knowledge by collecting evidence of your work. This evidence is usually presented in a portfolio (however your approved centre may use an alternative method). Your assessor will advise you on how to generate, collect and present your evidence. You will also undertake IMI set 'on-line' multiple-choice tests.

Want to know more?

Please contact an IMI approved centre.

The IMI is recognised to offer these qualifications by the Scottish regulator, SQA Accreditation. This approval means IMI and our qualifications are regulated by SQA Accreditation's Regulatory Principles and accreditation criteria. Please click here to read more and here to search all SQA accredited qualifications.

Documentation for IMI Centres

Find more information and documentation in IMI Connect

Start Date: Thu, 01/12/2016
End Date: Mon, 31/07/2023
Certificate End Date: Sat, 31/07/2027

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