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Motor Vehicle

  • Students

    This course gives you the opportunity to learn about the basics of car maintenance and practise your skills in our purpose built motor vehicle workshops. You will study:

    • Transmission units 
    • Workshop methods 
    • Mechanical components
    • Health and safety regulations
    Teachers focus well on developing students’ and apprentices’ employability and vocational skills, and ensuring that they are suitably prepared for progression to further study or the world of work. (Ofsted, 2016)

    If you love cars and enjoy fixing things, this could be a great career for you. Motor vehicle technicians repair and service cars, vans, motorbikes, lorries and coaches. They work on all vehicle mechanics and electrics, from engines and exhaust systems to air-conditioning and security.

    There are estimated to be almost 19,000 motor vehicle technicians employed in the South West alone which has increased by more than 30% in the last fifteen years.

    To become a qualified motor vehicle technician:

    • You will need to have strong practical and good problem-solving skills to find faults.
    • You'll need to be able to work quickly and pay attention to detail and have good communication and customer service skills.
    • You'll also benefit from the ability to follow written and spoken instructions.
    • You should enjoy a reasonable level of fitness.
    • Have an up-to-date knowledge of vehicle developments, especially new engine types and electronics.
    • You'll also need an awareness of health and safety regulations.

    Within the industry, average salaries can range between £18,000 and £35,000+ for an average 38-45 hour week. (National Careers Service data 2018).

    For this course, steel toe capped shoes/boots and a set of overalls to protect your clothing and body will be required.

    Gloucestershire College recognises the importance of all learners getting the Maths and English qualifications that they will need to be successful in their chosen career. For this reason all full-time learners who have not achieved Grade A*-C (grade 4) Maths or English Language GCSE will work towards these qualifications as part of their studies.

At Gloucestershire College we want students to develop their English and maths skills so that they achieve their learning goals and future career aims. For this reason all full-time students who have not achieved grade A* to C English language or maths GCSE will study these subjects as part of their course.

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Please contact Student Services on 0345 155 2020 for pricing information.


Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

Ofsted has rated us good.

  • We offer industry relevant facilities
  • Our lecturers are passionate subject specialists
  • Employers value our students' skills

We'll look after you. We have dedicated teams to help you and a great Learning Mentor scheme.