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Welcome to the Motor Vehicle department


What’s it all about?

There's a machine for almost everything nowadays. Technology can tell you if it's raining before you've even opened the curtains. However there are a few vital things that machinery cannot do, the simplest of those being changing a tyre. Cars are so advanced that they can drive themselves, however they are yet to be able to fix themselves - meaning that mechanics, engineers and motor vehicle technicians are in high demand.

Motor vehicle technicians repair and service cars, vans, motorbikes, lorries and coaches. They work on all vehicle mechanics and electrics, from engines and exhaust systems to air-conditioning and security. These skills are invaluable in both personal and professional life - we all want a friend that can fix that worrying noise coming from your car bonnet, and if you can do it yourself then even better.

Working in the purpose-built Motor Vehicle Workshop on campus, you will gain hands-on experience in fixing a range of models, driven by fully experienced tutors. The motor vehicle programmes are designed to develop your skills required for today’s automotive industry, which is constantly evolving.

Is it for me?

If you have an interest in vehicles, how they work and how you can improve them, then joining us at Milton Keynes College will speed you along your journey to the finishing line - whether the next step is further education, University or an apprenticeship.

What will I do?

You will grow your understanding of how to repair and maintain a variety of motor vehicle systems using industry leading techniques. Our excellent links with local businesses will allow you to gain exposure to the working environment through work placements with local garages, and learn how to master modern equipment in a real workplace.

You can also get involved with fundraising events including vehicle safety checking and community car washing. There is also the prospect of exciting industry visits, including the British Transport Museum in Coventry, European Drag Racing Championships at Santa Pod and an Automotive Industry Expo at Silverstone F1 Circuit.
 

What can I do next?

Once you've got the skills and the knowledge, the next step is up to you. Have you ever thought about running your own garage? Self-employment as a mobile mechanic? What about the Armed Forces? You will also have the option to further your education, and earn while you learn with an apprenticeship. You can also stay in full-time study and progress up through the different levels, gaining new skills and more experience.

 

Motor Vehicle

Full Time
Entry Level 3 Diploma for the Introduction to Motor Vehicle Industry and Technologies - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: 2769P-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-FRI 9:00 - 17:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2500.00,
24+ £2500.00, Overseas £5000.00
Site: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • Practical sessions based in specialist Motor Vehicle Workshop
  • Small group sizes
  • Additional dedicated teaching support staff in taught classes
  • Work experience in local garages
  • Tailored programmes to enable progression to higher level courses.
Level 1 Body & Paint Multiskills - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: A395P-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-FRI 9:00 - 17:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £3000.00,
24+ £3000.00, Overseas £6000.00
Site: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • Learn to repair vehicles of all ages that have been involved in small to medium collisions
  • Work independently on a range of vehicle body systems
  • Learn and work on actual vehicles in our fully functioning industry standard facilities
  • Prepare for progression to next level or Apprenticeship
  • Opportunity to develop skills in MIG Welding
Level 1 Diploma in Transport Maintenance - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: 1444P-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-FRI 9:00 - 17:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £3000.00,
24+ £3000.00, Overseas £6000.00
Site: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • Trips and visits e.g. British Transport Museum in Coventry
  • Work experience with local garages to experience real life work environments
  • Get the opportunity to work on industry standard vehicles
  • Industry standard workshops with the latest technology and diagnostic equipment
Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: 1840P-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-FRI 9:00 - 17:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2000.00,
24+ £2000.00, Overseas £4000.00
Site: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • Trips and visits e.g. European Drag Racing Championships at Santa Pod and an Automotive Industry Expo at Silverstone F1 Circuit
  • Work experience with local garages to experience real life work environments
  • Exit with semi-skilled technician status
  • Learn in our industry standard workshops with the latest technology and diagnostic equipment
Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Accident Repair Body Principles - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: A303P-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-FRI 9:00 - 17:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2000.00,
24+ £2000.00, Overseas £4000.00
Site: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • Study an additional welding qualification to complement skillset
  • Take on work experience with local companies
  • Work in the industry standard Motor Vehicle Workshop, experimenting on real cars in a realistic work place environment
  • Learn about vehicle paint principles
  • Learn from industry experienced staff
Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Accident Repair Paint Principles - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: A394P-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-FRI 9:00 - 17:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2000.00,
24+ £2000.00, Overseas £4000.00
Site: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • Gain the confidence to work independently on a range of vehicle projects
  • Gain the skills required to repair vehicles of all ages, which have been involved in small to medium vehicle collisions
  • Study additional welding qualifications to expand skill set
  • Learn in our industry standard fully functioning facilities
  • Repair and restore vehicles to national standards
  • Undergo work experience of your choice
Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: 4836P-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-FRI 9:00 - 17:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £5421.00,
24+ £5421.00, Overseas £5421.00
Site: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • Trips and visits e.g. European Drag Racing Championships at Santa Pod and an Automotive Industry Expo at Silverstone F1 Circuit
  • Work experience with local garages to experience real life work environments
  • Exit with fully-skilled technician status
  • Get hands-on experience working with industry standard cars and equipment
Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Accident Repair Body Principles - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: A362P-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-FRI 9:00 - 17:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £5421.00,
24+ £5421.00, Overseas £5421.00
Site: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • Study additional welding qualifications
  • Examine and complete complex repairs to vehicle body panels
  • Consider paint principles for vehicles under repair
  • Use latex body jigs to realign vehicle chassis
  • Use state of the art spray booths to spray vehicle panels

 

Motor Vehicle

Part Time
Level 1 Diploma in Transport Maintenance - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: A396-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 £900.00, 19-23 £900.00,
24+ £900.00, Overseas £900.00
Site: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • Gain the skills required to repair and service vehicles to a high standard
  • Prepare for employment in the industry
  • Work independently on a range of vehicle mechanical and electrical systems
  • Work and learn in fully functioning industry standard facilities on campus
  • Learn from expert tutors with vast industry experience
Level 2 Award in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Operation and Maintenance - 01/08/2017
 
Course Code: A399A-1/1 Course Dates: 01/08/2017 - 31/07/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 £320.00, 19-23 £320.00,
24+ £320.00, Overseas £320.00
Site: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • Work and learn in our state of the art fully-functioning facilities using the latest technology
  • Learn alongside like-minded people
  • Tuition from expert tutors with industry knowledge
Level 2 Award in MOT Testing (Classes 4 and 7) - 01/08/2017
 
Course Code: A398-1/1 Course Dates: 01/08/2017 - 31/07/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 £500.00, 19-23 £500.00,
24+ £500.00, Overseas £500.00
Site: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • Learn and work in our state of the art fully-functioning facilities
  • Work in an environment with like-minded people
  • Receive expert tuition
  • Become a qualified MOT tester in one day
  • Enhance your career
Level 3 Award in Automotive Refrigerant Handling (F Gas) - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: A397A-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 £250.00, 19-23 £250.00,
24+ £250.00, Overseas £250.00
Site: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • Gain a DEFRA approved qualification that meets legislative F-Gas requirements
  • Extend your offering to clients
  • Meet and work with like-minded people
  • Learn in our state of the art fully functional facilities