Motor Vehicle Courses

If you have a passion for cars and solving problems…

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.

Career options include:

  • Body Shop Manager
  • Breakdown Engineer
  • Motor Mechanic
  • Vehicle Body Repairer
  • Vehicle Damage Assessor
I’ve learnt so many skills whilst studying at Colchester Institute; the whole experience is so different from school. The course provided practical learning which is something I have always enjoyed. I feel confident that I will be able to be successful in my chosen career.Amy Lee – Repair and Paint Refinishing (Progressed from: Thurstable School)

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.

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

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

Industry Training

MOT Testing City & Guilds Level 2 Award (classes 4 and 7)
Vehicle Technician Accredited Assessment VTAA