Motor Vehicle Courses

Our Motor Vehicle Courses are delivered by a dedicated team with a wealth of experience and excellent links with the industry.

Workshops are equipped with the latest technology and interactive training tools, and students gain the skills needed in the workplace through hands-on experience. Further Education Motor Vehicle Services training qualifications are available in maintenance and repair ( mechanics ), body repair and refinishing, and accident repair paint principles, and are designed to provide you with the knowledge needed for a career in the automotive industry.

If you feel you would benefit from learning while at work, Apprenticeships are also available in a variety of different pathways. A Motor Vehicle Services apprenticeship is your chance to gain valuable work experience whilst completing a nationally recognised qualification. Typically you will be expected to work full-time, with time spent away from the workplace at college to study for your qualification. The best part is that apprentices do real jobs, for real employers so you are paid while you learn.

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Full-time Courses

Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 2/3
Motor Vehicle Transport Maintenance (Mechanics) Level 1
Vehicle Accident Repair and Paint (Multi-Skills – Paint Refinishing and Vehicle Maintenance) Level 1
Vehicle Accident Repair and Paint Level 2/3

Ian Wilks, Motor Vehicle Service and Repair Level 2

"Practising my skills on a range of cars has been a great experience. The tutors are knowledgeable and supportive, and they’ve enabled me to have confidence in what I do. "

Jak Allibon, Motor Vehicle Level 3

"The course is varied and never boring. Every day there are new things to learn. I’ve gained the confidence to work independently and the experience to prepare for a successful career. If you are really interested in motor mechanics I’d recommend this course."

Josh Byamungu, Motor Vehicle Level 3

"I like the challenge of the course, whether it’s learning new things or exploring what I’ve already covered but in much greater depth. There are so many elements to motor mechanics and there is always something different to learn."

Charlie Wheeler, Vehicle Accident Repair Level 3

"The most fascinating thing about my course at Colchester Institute is spraying the cars and perfecting this skill without any problems. The courses are really good and everyone is helpful and kind."

Max Ridley, Vehicle Accident and Repair Level 2

"Colchester Institute has very good facilities for a variety of subjects, especially for Motor Vehicle. I like how it's very hands on as well as classroom based. All of the tutors are very friendly too."

Daniel Dorman, Vehicle Accident Repair & Paint Level 2

"The open event solidified my interest in the course. The tutors are passionate about their fields of work which makes the lessons much more immersive. The facilities are good and provide a realistic well-equipped setting."

Apprenticeships

Autocare Technician Apprenticeship
Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship
Vehicle Damage Paint TechnicianApprenticeship

Part-time Courses

MOT Testers Training

MOT Testing City & Guilds Level 2 Award (classes 4 and 7)

Evening Courses