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Motor Vehicle

If you’re interested in a career in the motor industry and would like an unbeatable experience – read on!

We are the region’s most established provider of automotive training, with courses approved by the motor industry body: the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI).

Our workshops are fully equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment and technology, to ensure our students have the most up-to-date industry knowledge, and hands-on experience with the kit used by motor industry professionals. 

Our wide range of cars, bikes and engine-based projects will allow you to gain experience working on different types of vehicles. This will help you to prepare for your future career, by developing your awareness of working in a typically varied automotive environment. 

Depending on the course level, you will learn all about engines, chassis, electrical systems, suspension, gearboxes, and all the other elements needed to become a vehicle technician. We have multiple diagnostic systems in use, online simulation packages to enhance your learning experience and the tools for every job. You’ll also have the chance to learn about customer service and the importance of good communication skills, working individually and as part of a team. 

We are also proud to offer a range of qualifications, from Level 1 to Level 3 that include the servicing and repair of electric and hybrid vehicles. These new skills and levels of technical knowledge are already opening up more job opportunities for our students, with demand expected to continue to increase in the future.

You can download a course or apprenticeship guide here.

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.

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.

If you are interested in starting a Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship now, you can view the current vacancies available by visiting the pages below:

  • 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.

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Aftersales (Parts and Service Advisor) - Intermediate/Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 2 and 3)

This is a dedicated pathway containing specialist training for Parts Advisor or Service Advisors.

Aston Martin UK Dealer Apprenticeship Programme

Are you ready to apply for one of the most exciting automotive apprenticeships in the UK?

Autocare Technician - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)

If you are thinking about a career in the automotive industry and want to earn while you learn, then this is a great place to start!

Automotive Customer Service Practitioner - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)

If you’re looking to gain skills and a qualification, while working in customer service in any type of garage or dealership, this will give you the skills you need.

Automotive Customer Service Specialist - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

If you’re looking to build on your existing skills, working in a garage or dealership in retail or customer service, this programme will give you the advanced customer service and technical knowledge you need.

Automotive Engineering (Level 1 College Certificate) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’re interested in how things work but aren’t sure if you’d prefer a career in the engineering or motor vehicle industries.

Automotive Maintenance - Motorcycle (Level 1 IMI Diploma) - 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.

Automotive Technology (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.

Gemini Accident Repair Apprenticeship Programme

View current vacancies on the Gemini Accident Repair Apprenticeship Programme.

Hyundai Apprenticeship Programme

Being employed by a Hyundai dealer is a fantastic start to your working career. As the fourth largest car manufacturer in the world we’re proud to be global leaders in new technology and design and our dealers are looking for…

IMI Automotive Refrigerant Handling (F-Gas) Accreditation

This Defra-approved qualification offers a single unit solution for experienced automotive Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC) technicians.

IMI Diagnosis, Testing and Repair of Electric/Hybrid Vehicles and Components (Level 4)

This course is perfect if you want to learn the diagnosis, testing and repair of electric vehicles and components.

IMI Electric/Hybrid Vehicle System Repair and Replacement (Level 3)

This course is perfect if you want to be able to carry out a risk assessment on high voltage systems prior to working on them, as well as minimising the risk of injury to persons in contact with high voltage…

IMI MET Technician Accreditation

This qualification is perfect if your job role involves the repair of vehicles typically involved in accidents or similar incident circumstances.

IMI Paint Technician Accreditation

This qualification is perfect if your job role involves the repair of vehicles typically involved in accidents or similar incident circumstances.

IMI Panel Technician Accreditation

This qualification is perfect if your job role involves the repair of vehicles typically involved in accidents or similar incident circumstances.

IMI Vehicle Damage Assessor Accreditation

This qualification is perfect if your job role involves the repair of vehicles typically involved in accidents or similar incident circumstances.

Introduction to Vehicle Technology (Entry 3 College Certificate) - 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.

Kia National Apprenticeship Programme

The Kia Apprenticeship programme has been designed specifically to develop Kia apprentices to equip them with the highest level of skills and practical ability within the automotive industry.

Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles - Fast Track (Level 2 IMI Diploma) (16-18)- Full-time

This course is perfect if you’re aged 16-18 and looking to use your sound academic ability to fast track your skills and knowledge of car maintenance and repair further. Our Level 2 Fast Track is a great way to help…

Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (Level 2 IMI Certificate) (19+) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’re aged 19 or over and looking to take your skills and knowledge of car maintenance and repair further.

Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (Level 2 IMI Diploma) (16-18) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’re aged 16-18 and looking to take your skills and knowledge of car maintenance and repair further.

Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (Level 3 City & Guilds Diploma) - 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.

Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

This programme could be right up your street if you prefer vocational training to academic study and want to build on your existing technical skills in light vehicle (cars and vans) maintenance while earning a wage.

Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Principles (Level 2 IMI Certificate) - 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 IMI Diploma) - 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

Motorcycle Technician (Repair and Maintenance) - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

This programme could be right up your street if you prefer vocational training to academic study and want to build on your existing technical skills in motorcycle maintenance while earning a wage.

Multi-Skill Accident Repair Technician - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

If you would like a career in vehicle accident repair, then this could be the apprenticeship for you.

SsangYong Apprenticeship Programme

Being employed by a SsangYong dealer is a fantastic start to your working career.

Vehicle Damage Assessor - Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4)

If you’re looking to build on your existing skills, while working on light vehicles (cars and vans) in all types of vehicle refinishing facilities, this programme will give you the advanced technical knowledge you will need.

Vehicle Damage Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET) Technician - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

This apprenticeship is perfect if you would like to progress your career in the vehicle body repair section of the motor industry.

Vehicle Damage Paint Technician - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

If you’re looking to build on your existing skills, while working on light vehicles (cars and vans) in all types of vehicle refinishing facilities, this programme will give you the advanced technical knowledge you will need.

Vehicle Damage Panel Technician - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

A Vehicle Damage Panel Technician works within the Collision Repair workshop, demonstrating expert working knowledge in relation to the removal, repair and replacement of vehicle body panels to vehicle manufacturer specification.

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