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Motor Vehicle

The motor vehicle industry keeps everybody moving.

It’s not just people and their cars. Public transport, HGV, retail delivery, breakdown recovery, emergency services – the motor vehicle industry reaches them all, even motorsports.

Around 700,000 people work in the industry, including around 10,000 apprentices.

Which career path do you want to follow? Our motor vehicle and mechanic courses lead to careers in:

  • dealerships (cars, motorcycles, trucks) – parts, showroom, office
  • body repair – workshop, paint shop, body fitting, parts department
  • independent garage – workshop, parts department, MOT bay, showroom
  • mobile specialist – roadside assistance, technician, electrical installation
  • parts – sales, advisor, rep
  • leasing and renting – technician, inspector, valetor, driver

With our programmes, you get to train in a state-of-the-art workshop, opened in 2013. Our £2m centre offers you the opportunity to work on new vehicles, using the latest engine diagnostic facilities and vehicle lifts.

This pathway also includes the country's only full-time programmes in classic vehicle restoration, designed in partnership with the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs. Our partnership with Bicester Heritage offers students and apprentices unique access to an ideal environment for classic vehicle enthusiast. 

Whether you do an apprenticeship or a diploma, you stretch your abilities in a realistic working environment, and you learn from teachers who’ve had careers in the industry.

Natalie, who studied Level 2 Motor Vehicle Maintenance, said: "If you have a goal in your mind, and you tell your teachers about it, they will help you to achieve it. They really are very supportive."


Motor Vehicle Service and Repair Level 2 Full-time Vocational Kings Road, Reading
Motor Vehicle Service and Repair Level 3 Full-time Vocational Kings Road, Reading
Vehicle Maintenance Level 1 Diploma Full-time Vocational Kings Road, Reading