Pursuing a career as a motor vehicle or HGV technician would see you tasked with identifying faults, communicating these to the customer and carrying out the repairs. If you choose to enrol on a motor vehicle course with us you will learn in some of the best equipped workshops in the UK and be taught by highly experienced, industry qualified tutors.
What’s happening in the industry?
With over 2.5 million new cars registered in the last year alone there’s going to be no shortage of work within the automotive industry. Leicestershire is home to East Midlands Airport, both an international passenger airport and the second largest freight handling airport in the UK - resulting in a thriving transport and logistics sector.
The Institute of the Motor Industry reported in 2018 that 345,600 people currently work in this dynamic industry; such is the demand for skilled workers.
This is an extension from the Level 2 course, which includes diagnosing and rectifying faults on heavy vehicles. It consists of a VCQ completed from your workplace evidence and a VRQ completed on day release at college.
Apprenticeship Standard Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician - Bus, Coach and HGV - Level 3
This is the new apprenticeship Standard which includes diagnosing and rectifying faults on heavy vehicles. It consists of competence elements completed from your workplace evidence and a knowledge completed on day release at college.
Apprenticeship Standard Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (light vehicle) - Engineering and manufacturing - Level 3
This is a day release course, accessed by prior full achievement of the Level 2 Apprenticeship. This qualification covers advanced technology topics including hybrid and alternative fuels, CAN bus systems and diagnostic principles using Scan tools and oscilloscopes.
ATA diagnostic tests are a method for light vehicle technicians to prove their ability to diagnose and rectify complex faults in light vehicle systems. These systems cover steering, suspension, electrics and engine systems on cars and light vans.
The Higher National Certificate in Automotive Engineering is designed for both the professional manager and the inspirational developer who wishes to clarify academic achievement with vocational experience.
A course for people who would like a career in the retail motor repair industry.
This course covers the basic technical needs for today's motor vehicle repair industry. It provides essential knowledge for service technicians working on light vehicles (cars and vans) in all types of garages, dealerships and maintenance depots.
This course has given me the practical hands on skills and experience I need to succeed within what is a really competitive industry. I’m really confident about my future.