Our fully equipped Motor Vehicle facility offers you a unique experience of training and learning the trade within a real garage environment. Our aim is to help you to develop a career within the motor vehicle industry, by providing you with plenty of realistic practical experience.
We have a fully functioning garage, diagnostic centre and workshops, which have all the latest equipment. This will enable you to gain your experience in a real world setting that will help you to progress seamlessly into the industry. All of our highly qualified staff have worked in real commercial garages and retain contact with industry. This often means we help you get work in the industry while you study.
Our courses are designed to engage and motivate learners who are interested in the maintenance and repair of motor vehicles and the various roles that are available in the retail motor industry. The main emphasis of our courses are on practical skills development, which takes place in our well-equipped workshops.
What will I learn?
You will learn core theoretical and practical skills, from Health and Safety to Mathematical and Scientific Principles. Plus, you will gain experience in practical sessions in our real working garage and workshops.
What qualification will I gain?
From Entry Level 3 to a full Level 3 technician standard or a BTEC Level 3 in Automotive Technology. For explanations of our qualifications, please see our Qualification Explained page.
What progression options will I have?
You can progress from Entry Level to a Level 3 course with the College. If you gain employment, you are able to go on to an Apprenticeship up to a Level 3. After your course you can gain employment within the industry, or go on to do a Higher National Certificate/Diploma, Higher Apprenticeship or university. For more information on Apprenticeships, please see our Apprenticeship pages.
What costs are involved?
You will need overalls and steel toe-cap boots for practical work, plus classroom materials and textbooks. Full-time Further Education courses are free for students aged 16-18, you may have to pay some or all of your fees if you are aged 19 plus, but please see our Student Finance page for further information. If you are starting an Apprenticeship, please see our Apprenticeship pages for more information.
These vary from no formal qualifications, to five GCSE’s including Maths and English, depending on your level of study.
Click here to view Motor Vehicle courses or call 01322 629400.