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Notice to 2023/24 Applicants

Please note that applications for 2023/24 open on 20th October after our first Open Evening.

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Automotive Studies

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This course is ideal if you are interested in working in the vehicle repair/maintenance industry. It is designed to maximise opportunities for progression onto an Apprenticeship programme where you can work towards becoming a fully qualified automotive specialist. You will learn the practical skills and knowledge required to work in the dynamic automotive industry. 


Students will carry out maintenance activities on vehicles, including electrical equipment; fuel, ignition, air and exhaust systems; air conditioning; chassis and transmission components. Our strong links with employers like Station Garage, Mr Unique and London Stansted Airport mean students will benefit from their vast experience.


You can either progress on to further or higher education or apply for industry Apprenticeships in the automotive sector. Career opportunities include motor technician/mechanic/MOT tester; service/parts adviser; bodywork specialist or even running your own garage business.

Autocare Technician Apprenticeship

The Autocare Technician Apprenticeship provides you with a fantastic start to your automotive career. You will not only gain expertise in the technical elements but also learn excellent customer service skills which will open doors to an extensive range of future career options for you.

Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Routine Maintenance

This Course is for individuals who have an interest in gaining the knowledge to work safely when carrying out routine maintenance activities on Electric/Hybrid vehicles.

It is therefore designed for those people who may encounter electric/hybrid vehicles within a routine maintenance situation. It also contains the knowledge and skills required to work safely around a vehicle that may have had damage to its high energy/electrical system.

This Award sized qualification offers an introduction to this specialised industry sector which in addition to complimenting their current industry qualifications and experience.

Heavy Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Apprenticeship

This Apprenticeship is ideal for those looking to become Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technicians (Heavy Vehicle) capable of servicing and repairing heavy goods vehicles and vehicles with a gross weight of over 3500kg. It is suitable for those working in either a dealership for a manufacturer or for an independent garage that deals with many different makes of vehicles.

Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

This programme is a practical, work-related course. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations. You will learn by completing a variety of practical and theory assessments that are based on realistic workplace situations. It covers the basic underpinning knowledge and technical practical skills needed to be an Automotive Technician. The programme provides a good foundation for future careers opportunities or progression on to a more advanced work-related qualification.

Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Apprenticeship

The Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship addresses a wide range of skills essential for working in the industry. General course core units (knowledge & skills and competence) include: health and safety in the motor industry, roles and responsibilities, workshop tools and equipment.
Technical units include: routine maintenance, engines, lubrication and cooling, fuel, ignition and air and exhaust, skills in engine units and components, electrical units, chassis systems, transmission system, inspecting using prescribed methods.

Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles Level 3 Diploma

This course is designed to engage and motivate students who are interested in learning about the maintenance of motor vehicles and the various roles that are available in the retail motor industry.

Motor Vehicle Level 1

This course is suitable for anyone interested in working in the vehicle repair/maintenance industry. It is designed to maximise opportunities for progression onto an apprenticeship programme where you can work towards becoming a fully qualified Motor Vehicle specialist.

Motor Vehicle Level 2

This qualification will give you a good foundation of knowledge on the motor vehicle and its sub-systems. The practical assignments will allow you to practise and experience the maintenance activities associated with the service of light vehicles.

Funding Your Course

If you're aged 19 or over and you want to study A Levels, an Access to Higher Education Diploma, or a Level 3 to 6 Vocational Qualification, you could be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.