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Motor Vehicle

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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 Entry 3 through to courses at Level 1, 2 and 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.

Our Level 4 Master Technician qualification allows students to take their professional knowledge even further.

Levels

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.
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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!

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair - 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.

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.

Aston Martin UK Dealer Apprenticeship Programme

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

Gemini Accident Repair Apprenticeship Programme

View current vacancies on the Gemini Accident Repair Apprenticeship Programme.

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.

Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles - Fast Track (Level 2 IMI Certificate) - 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!

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.

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…

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair - Light Vehicle - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)

If you prefer vocational training to academic study and want to gain technical skills in light vehicle maintenance and repair, while earning a wage, read on!

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.

Vehicle Body and Paint - Body Refinishing - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)

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

Vehicle Body and Paint - Body Repair - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)

If you’re looking to gain skills and a qualification, working on light vehicles (cars and vans) in all types of vehicle body repair facilities, this will give you the skills you need.

Vehicle Body and Paint - Mechanical, Electrical and Trim - 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 accident repair facilities, this programme will give you the advanced technical knowledge you need.

Vehicle Body and Paint - Mechanical, Electrical and Trim - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)

If you’re looking to gain skills and a qualification, working on light vehicles (cars and vans) in all types of vehicle accident repair facilities, this programme will give you the technical knowledge you need.

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair - Caravan and Motorhome - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

If you’re looking to build on your existing skills, while working on caravans and motorhomes in all types of vehicle repair facilities, this programme will give you the advanced technical knowledge you need.

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair - Caravan and Motorhome - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)

If you’re looking to get skills and a qualification, working on caravans and motorhomes in all types of vehicle repair facilities, this programme will give you the technical knowledge you need.

Vehicle Parts - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

If you’re looking to build on your existing skills in customer service and technical knowledge, while working in all types of vehicle parts supply operations, this programme will give you the advanced technical knowledge you will need.

Vehicle Parts - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)

If you’re looking to gain skills and a qualification in customer service and technical knowledge, working in all types of vehicle parts supply operations, this programme will give you the customer service and technical knowledge you will need.

Vehicle Restoration - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

If you’re looking to build on your existing skills, while working on classic vehicles in all types of vehicle restoration repair facilities, this programme will give you the advanced technical knowledge you need.

Vehicle Restoration - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)

If you’re looking to get skills and a qualification, working on classic vehicles in all types of vehicle restoration repair facilities, this programme will give you the technical knowledge you need.

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.

Vehicle Body and Paint - Body Refinishing - 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 Body and Paint - Body Repair - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

The programme covers the advanced technical and practical needs for today’s Automotive Body Repair industry.

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.

Light Vehicle Maintenance (Level 1 IMI Diploma) - 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 IMI Certificate/Diploma) - 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 IMI 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.

Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair (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.

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

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