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The purpose and aim of these new IMI electric/hybrid vehicle
qualifications (VRQs) is to instruct individuals from the retail automotive
industry and the public service sector (for example, members of the emergency services, who may attend
an accident involving an electric/hybrid vehicle) in the maintenance,
service, and/or handling of electric/hybrid vehicles.
These qualifications have
been developed by The IMI in conjunction with electric/hybrid vehicle
manufacturers, component suppliers and the IMI Sector Skills Council. They are the first qualifications of their
kind to address electric/hybrid vehicle (high voltage) technology. The qualifications are essential to ensure
the health and safety of individuals working with electric vehicles.
award is designed for technicians who maintain and repair electric/hybrid
vehicles. It contains the knowledge and skills required to work safely
in and around the vehicle's high & low
voltage electrical system and electric drive train system whilst carrying out repairs or maintenance.
completion of this qualification, technicians will be able to practically
demonstrate that they have the skills required for repairing vehicles with low
& high voltage electric technologies.
already have appropriate vehicle maintenance and repair knowledge and skills at
Each learner is
required to take an IMI set online test for each unit of their chosen VRQ. IMI
provides and marks these online tests through its website and sit an oral test
with an assessor and carry out a practical assessment.
4 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Repair and Replacement