Motor Vehicle

The motor vehicle industry keeps everybody moving.

Our state-of-the-art facilities include hybrid vehicle diagnostic equipment and the latest vehicle lifts.

We have also received donations of new vehicles from manufacturers including Hyundai, to offer you the chance to train on a range of modern engines.

Our teachers create an exciting and supportive environment for students, offering insights and tips from their careers in the motor vehicle industry. You’ll learn practically wherever possible, putting your skills to the test in our well equipped workshops.

This pathway also includes the country’s only full-time programmes in classic vehicle restoration. These programmes have been designed in partnership with the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs to meet a growing skills gap in this lucrative industry.

Students get access to a broad range of classic and historic vehicles, including visits to Bicester Heritage, a dedicated centre for classic vehicles and aviation.

On our classic vehicle programmes, students are given the opportunity to work on real-life restoration projects.

Specialist skills are needed by private individuals and industries such as public transport, retail delivery, breakdown recovery, emergency services and motorsports.

Find and repair faults in your clients’ vehicles as a mechanic, perform similar duties as a cycle technician, or become a parts technician, identifying and using the correct parts to repair any fault in a customers’ vehicle. This pathway can also lead to a career in automotive sales and marketing. There are over 168,000 people directly employed in automotive manufacturing in the UK and more than 6,800 annual job openings forecast over the next five years for motor vehicle maintenance and repair occupations in the UK.

Industry partnerships

Michelle, Motor Vehicle Maintenance Level 3 My tutors are really supportive. They’re really flexible and, if I have a problem or I didn’t understand something in class, I can always email them or talk to them in person to ask them to go through something with me again.
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