Motor Vehicle


Motor Vehicle

It won’t be long until self-driving cars are a part of our everyday 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.

Course Information

  • Start Date 02/09/2019
  • Course Ref MOTOR
  • Location Bletchley Campus
  • Fees N/A

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. By 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.


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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.

This course is for those with a keen interest to learn about the maintenance of light vehicles, and the different roles that are available in the retail motor industry.

Units include: Health and safety, locating interpreting and using technical information, applying engineering techniques in an automotive environment, moving loads and vehicle lifting, the retail motor industry, preparation to become a vehicle driver, tools, equipment and consumable materials for vehicle maintenance, lubrication system components and operation, air and liquid cooling system components and operation, light vehicle exhaust system components and maintenance, engine system components and operation, vehicle steering and suspension system components, hybrid vehicle wheel and tyre construction and maintenance, among others.

Entry Requirements
You require 4 GCSEs at grade E/2 or above including English and Maths.

You must have a keen interest and a desire to learn how they work and how to maintain and repair them. You will be assessed through practical tasks and online testing. This course is made of units including: Good house keeping and health and safety, job roles and responsibilities in the motor industry, tools and equipment used in light vehicle maintenance and repair, engine systems including mechanical, lubrication, cooling, fuel, ignition, air induction and exhaust, and much more.

Entry Requirements

You require GCSE Maths and English with one at least Grade C/4 and the other at least Grade D/3.

This course builds on the knowledge and skills gained at Level 2. Focussing predominately on complex fault diagnosis, it is designed to provide a standardised approach for the delivery and assessment of both the knowledge and skills required to diagnose faults and repair electrical/electronic and mechanical systems found on faults on modern vehicles. This course is made up of modules consisting of: electrical systems, chassis systems including wheels and tyres, steering, suspension and brakes, routine maintenance and servicing, and transmission systems, and more.

Entry Requirements

You must have completed the Motor Vehicle Level 2 qualification.



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