Motorcycle Engineering – Level 3

This course will help you develop the basic technical skills that meet employment needs in the Motor Vehicle Industry. It will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills which are required by service technicians working on Motorcycles of all types in garages, dealerships and maintenance depots. The programme also includes studying Maths and English towards GCSE grade A-C if you do not already have these grades. The programme also includes studying maths and English towards GCSE grade A*-C (new grading system: 9-4) if you do not already have these grades.

What topics/modules are covered?

You will study a range of modules as part of the course, including:

  • Health and safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment
  • Job roles in the Automotive Environment
  • Materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in the automotive environment
  • Motorcycle preparation and inspection
  • Diagnosis and rectification of motorcycle electrical system faults
  • Diagnosis and rectification of motorcycle engine faults
  • Diagnosis and rectification of motorcycle chassis system faults
  • Diagnosis and rectification of motorcycle transmission and driveline
  • How to make learning possible through demonstrations and instruction
  • Each module is assessed in both skills and knowledge elements

What are the entry requirements?

In order to qualify for this course, you will need at least one of the following:

  • 4 GCSEs at grade C (new grading system: 4) or above


  • A relevant Level 2 qualification


  • Industry related experience

The College will always treat each applicant as an individual. Should you not have or not expect to obtain the grades stated above, or not have relevant industry related experience, the College would still welcome your application for this course as this will enable us to identify whether this course is, in fact, the right course for you or whether another course may be more appropriate.

All course offers will be subject to satisfactory interview and reference.

What can I do if I complete this course?

  • University
  • Higher/Degree Apprenticeship

Career Path

  • Motorcycle/Vehicle Technician
  • Motorsport Mechanic
  • Design Engineer
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Aeronautical Engineer
  • Marine Engineer

What qualification will I gain?

IMI Level 3 Diploma in Motorcycle Engineering.

Start date



1 year.

Where will I be based?

The Pembroke Centre, Hugh Baird College.

Who is the awarding body?

Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI).


Aged 16-18 Aged 19-23 and 1st full level 3 Aged 19+ Loan
Free Free £5,451

Financial Support

If you are aged 19+ you may be eligible for financial support to cover the cost of the course and/or travel, childcare and equipment expenses. Click here to find out more.

Additional Information

You are expected to supply your own pen, pencil, scale ruler, calculator, eraser, steel toe capped boots and overalls.



Terms, Conditions and Disclaimer

We reserve the right to make changes and improvements to the provision of courses and other details. There are minimum numbers of students required for each course to run. Should there be insufficient numbers to run a particular course, then every effort will be made to enrol you on a similar, appropriate course.

Last modified on Wednesday, 20 December 2017 09:27

Study Programme

If you are aged 16-19, this qualification will form a substantial part of your study programme. The study programme has been designed to ensure that young people are fully equipped and ready to move on to the world of work or higher level courses. In addition to your main qualification, will you also get the opportunity to undertake relevant and CV bolstering work experience out in your chosen industry. You will also be supported through maths and English qualifications.

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