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Motor Vehicle

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As the region’s most established automotive training provider, we offer a range of competitive courses that are perfect for any career within the motor industry.

Our reputation speaks for itself but to prove we are highly rated, our new and exciting courses have been approved by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI).

You will get unbeatable commercial experience at Nottingham College. Our commercial garage will help you gain experience working on real customers’ vehicles and will develop your awareness of working in a commercial environment.

So, our students have the most current industry knowledge and hands-on-experience, our workshops are fully equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment and technology, used by motor industry professionals.

Studying with us will give you the skills that future employers look for, an understanding of different roles people play to make car dealerships a success and a sound ability to use the latest equipment to diagnose and repair vehicles.

Depending on which level you study at, you will learn about engines, chassis, electrical systems, suspension, gearboxes and everything you will need to become a vehicle technician. We also have multiple diagnostic systems in use and online simulation packages to enhance your learning experience, including having an awareness of the tools needed for every job.

On top of all this, at Nottingham College, you will have the chance to learn about customer service and the importance of good communication skills, working on your own and as part of a team.


We are proud to offer a range of qualifications, from Entry 3 through to courses at Levels 1, 2 and 3, which include the servicing and repair of electrical and hybrid vehicles. Our Level 4 master technician qualification allows students to further increase their professional knowledge.

Motor Vehicle Careers

We have responded to industry needs by increasing our motor vehicle course content and training - which have been specially designed to provide the practical skills, experience and knowledge needed to thrive in a modern, competitive and ever growing automotive industry.

All of our motor vehicle courses equip our students with the skills and abilities that are becoming more and more important to employers in the industry - especially as sales of hybrid and electric vehicles increase. These skills open up more opportunities to Nottingham College students, with demand expected to continue to increase in the future.

There are a vast number of career options in the industry – whether you would like to be an Automotive technician, a Caravan Technician, a Customer Service Advisor, an Electrician, a Forecourt Sales Assistant, a Garage Manager, a Mechanic Engineer, a Motorcycle Technician, a Motorsport Technician or a Vehicle Body Repair Operator – there are many choices available to you.

Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship Vacancies

Did you know?

  • There’s currently 814,000 people employed across UK Auto.
  • The automotive industry is a vital part of the UK economy - accounting for more than £77.5 billion turnover and £18.9 billion value added.
  • There’s approx 170,000 people employed directly in manufacturing and in excess of 815,000 across the wider automotive industry.
  • 160 countries currently import UK-built vehicles
  • More than 30 manufacturers build in excess of 70 models of vehicle in the UK - supported by 2,500 component providers and some of the world’s most skilled engineers.

Not sure what you'd like to study?

Are you interested in Motor Vehicle but not sure which course is right for you? You can receive Careers Advice before you decide which course is best for you! Apply through our Application Portal using the link below and our Careers Advisors will help you find the perfect course that's suited to you!

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Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles - Fast Track (Level 2) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’re looking to use your sound academic ability to fast track your skills and knowledge of car maintenance and repair further.

MOT Testing (Classes 4 and 7) - Part-time

If you would like to become a qualified MOT Tester then this course is for you!

Electric/Hybrid Vehicles Routine Maintenance Activities (Level 2 Award) - Part-time

This award is designed for technicians who maintain and repair hybrid technology vehicles, but not the hybrid system itself.

Introduction to Vehicle Technology (Entry 3) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you love cars and want to get a good basic grounding in the skills needed by today’s motor vehicle repair industry.

Light Vehicle Maintenance (Level 1) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’re interested in cars and are wanting to take your first step into the motor industry.

Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (Level 2) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’re looking to take your skills and knowledge of car maintenance and repair further.

Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (Level 3) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’re serious about a career in the motor industry and want to take your professional automotive skills to the next level.

Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair (Level 1) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’re bike-mad and want to get a real qualification with real career prospects. You’ll get the technical knowledge needed in today’s motorcycle repair industry.

Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Principles (Level 2) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’d like a career as a motorcycle technician. We’ll help you build on your existing knowledge and learn more complex techniques.

Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Principles (Level 3) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you want to build on your existing knowledge of motorcycle maintenance and repair and, most importantly, get you ready for that dream job

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Competence Master Technician (Level 4) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’ve already completed a relevant Level 3 course and you want hone your skills and qualify as a Master Technician.

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