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We offer a wide range of courses at both full-time and part-time from Level 1 through to Level 3. You will be able to study and develop skills in areas such as vehicle diagnostics, vehicle maintenance, vehicle valeting and Fabrication and Welding.
We also offer various Apprenticeships in Motor Vehicle at both Intermediate Level 2 and Advanced Level 3 programmes, as well as bespoke courses direct to employers and evening courses for the enthusiast who wants to develop specific skills.
Our purpose-built garage and a diagnostic bays are designed to resemble a real-life working environment and learners on full time programmes have the opportunity to work on college vehicles to develop ‘real world experience and skills’.
We have strong links with employers, enabling students to attend work placements during their course, extending their commercial knowledge and facilitating networking amongst professionals. The result is that our qualified students leave as highly employable individuals with strong CVs.
There are several career branches you could specialise into, among them are Motor Vehicle Service Technician, Vehicle Body Repair Technician, Auto Electrician, Service Receptionist, Workshop Manager and Motorsport Technician.
The highlight of this course was going to Istanbul where we spent one week at Renault and the other at BMW Land Rover. It was really interesting to see how people in other countries work and it's great that the College gives students the opportunity to take part in this kind of project.
Past StudentsThe majority of our learners have used their skills and knowledge gained whilst studying with us to enter the automotive industry by various means, such as start up their own garages, become mobile mechanicals, work for local and regional franchise garages in senior roles such as Master Technicians and Service Receptionist. Some of our other students progress to university to study courses such as Motorsport Engineering, Automotive Engineering.
Career options and national starting averages include:
- Motor Vehicle Body Repairer £13,500+
- Motor Vehicle Technician £11,000+
You could move on to be an:
- Agricultural Engineer £25,000+
- Motor Vehicle Service Technician £15,000+
- Motorsport Technician £18,000+
- Body Repair Paint Technician £15,000+
- Mechanical Engineer £30,000-£50,000
Source: National Careers Service