Forensic Vehicle Examination


Forensic collision investigators need a knowledge and understanding of the components which make up a motor vehicle, how they work and what happens when they fail.  This module apply to vehicles under 7500kg MAM.      

What you will study

With full regard to the student's own, and vehicular safety, to examine a vehicle, and using a good sequence of routine;

  • correctly identify components and their associated connections,
  • correctly describe the function of components and correctly,
  • remove those components to facilitate closer inspection where necessary.
  • in the context of the collision describe whether any fault or failure was a contributory factor.

In regard to the law;

  • be conversant with the relevant Acts and Regulations.

Entry requirements


Pre-module study


Study method

Classroom based with practical inputs.

What you will need

You will require overalls, safety glasses, a hard hat and safety boots.


Your course tutors will help you with your studies during the course. They will mark and comment on your coursework.

Whats the qualification

Successful candidates will be awarded an IMI certificate.

How to register

The course runs once a year at our South Cerney training centre. To book contact AiTS.

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The course at a glance

Code: ENGS1017
Credits: 15
Level: 4
Duration: 6 weeks
Type: Blended
Assessment: Written and practical

Links to CertHE modules

Applied maths
Vehicle Examination
CCTV Analysis
Driver and the environment


AiTS have been training collision investigators in the UK and overseas since 1996. We are also the UK's main provider of Roads Policing, Prohibitions and Tachograph training in the UK and Ireland.

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