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Today’s vehicles are very sophisticated and include a great deal of computerised and electronic systems, so the work requires technology skills as well as mechanical skills. There are jobs throughout the UK in garages, workshops and dealerships, with large companies that operate their own fleets, with bus and coach companies and with organisations such as the RAC.
There are more than 32 million vehicles on the UK roads and a high demand for skilled, well-trained technicians. The usual route for promotion is from technician to senior technician and then to technician supervisor or diagnostic technician. Technicians may need to move into different garages or organisations to gain experience and skills.
You will need to build up an excellent working knowledge of motor vehicles, be able to communicate well with customers and team members and have a willingness to learn on the job, working quickly and methodically.
Our motor vehicle workshop offers exceptional facilities and our highly skilled staff have extensive industry experience.
With superb facilities and supportive staff you can gain skills and training that are in high demand in the workplace so you’ll leave with the valuable experience that employers require. Alternatively you may just wish to learn about motor vehicle systems, how they work and how to repair them. Our wide range of motor vehicle courses offer relevant and practical training, so whichever situation you are in we have a course for you.
The department has strong links with many employers who take advantage of our Apprenticeships to develop the skills of their staff.
- Motor Vehicle Entry Level Diploma
- Motor Vehicle Level 1 Diploma
- Motor Vehicle Service and Repair Level 2 Diploma
- Motor Vehicle Service and Repair Level 2
- Vehicle Maintenance and Repair: Light Vehicle Level 3 Diploma
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- Vehicle Mechanics Level 2 Apprenticeship
- Vehicle Body Repair Level 2 Apprenticeship
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Motor Vehicle Service and Repair Level 2 Diploma
Why this course?
I have been interested in cars since I was young so it seemed right for me to go to college and study how they work. I didn’t want to go straight from school to work at a car garage as that might have limited my chances to learn the craft properly. I enjoy the structure of college and working to the standards of industry professionals. The working environment is a good mixture of professionalism and friendliness which makes training here a great experience.
Completing this course has made my ultimate goal to work in the superbike or stock-car industries more easily attainable.