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If you have an interest in how things work, problem solving, taking things apart and putting them back together again, then a career in Motor Vehicle Studies could well be the thing for you. Whether you would like to be a tyre fitter at a fast fit garage or work on Formula 1 cars, a qualification in Motor Vehicle Studies could open the door to an exciting and worthwhile career.

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.

Shrewsbury College is an IMI approved MOT training centre and authorised vehicle testing station, offering cost-effective solutions for managers and testers.

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Level 2 gave me a foundation for the Level 3. I really feel I’m gaining confidence and plenty of knowledge to go out and get a full-time job in the motor vehicle industry.

Harry Jones
Harry Jones
Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Service and Repair

Past Students

The 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

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

I have a diverse industry background spanning 35 years within the motor vehicle sector, which I share with students, giving them informed choices on their progression routes. I am committed to maximising opportunities for all and I am equally passionate in ensuring young people achieve their potential. I always demonstrate a positive, flexible student centred approach to my teaching.