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Motor Vehicle

About the Industry

It won’t be long until self-driving cars are a part of our every-day lives, but what they can’t do is make or repair themselves. This means that there is and always will be a huge demand for mechanics and vehicle technicians, with over 39 million vehicles registered for use on UK roads.  Practical skills and logical thinking are required in the industry, along with patience and a determination to succeed. 

Levels available: 1, 2, 3 

 

Essentials

Duration: Various Start Date: 02/09/2019 Study Mode: Full-Time Location: Bletchley Campus Fees: If you are over 19+ then please contact us for more information.

What will I do?

You can expect to work on real cars in our motor vehicle workshop. You will learn how to assess and repair transmission, chassis and electrical systems, as well as look into engine technology. From fitting and removing body panels and electrical and trim components, you will also gain knowledge and skills in welding techniques and more. You will go on visits and trips such as the Automotive Industry Expo and the European Drag Racing Championships at Santa Pod. 

What's next?

The skills and experience you’ve gained could lead you to step straight into the workplace at a local garage, breakdown service provider, or body repair shop. You could also further your studies with a university-level course, or relevant course to start your own mobile mechanic business. There are also plenty of apprenticeships in the industry, where you could continue learning while you’re earning. 

Is it for me?

Whether you’ve got a love for sports cars, have always got your head under the hood of a car, or can appreciate classic cars, a career in the industry requires strong practical and problem-solving skills. The more experienced you become in dealing with different sorts of motors, the more opportunities will open up for you.

If you are aiming towards studying at Level 3, you will need at least four GCSEs at minimum grade 4/C, including English and Maths. However, these requirements and any others specific to the course will be discussed at interview.

 What's new with entry requirements?

Did you know?

  • The motor vehicle industry creates £27 billion of revenue for the UK
  • There are currently 213, 395 people in employment in vehicle maintenance and repair in the UK
  • There are 43,088 vehicle maintenance and repair businesses active in the UK 
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