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Adults 19+

Automotive

Do you have a passion for cars? Maybe you are looking to turn a hobby into a rewarding career or build on skills and knowledge you already have and get qualified? Our range of automotive courses will put you firmly in the driving seat.


You will learn in our specialist Automotive Academy using industry standard equipment such as electronic diagnostic test equipment (Snap-On) and MIG and TIG welding sets. You will develop your professional skills in a real-working environments and and gain hands-on experience working on real-life technical issues.

Once you complete your course you could seek employment as an automotive technician, body repair technician or service manager in garages, dealerships or workshops. Or you may decide to set up your own business. The choice is yours.  

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What can I study?

Vehicle Accident Repair (Multi-Skilled) - Level 1

Do you love repairing things? This Vehicle Accident Repair course is for you.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 6th September 2021
Location: Automotive Academy

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Vehicle Systems Maintenance - Level 1

Develop your understanding of the vehicle systems operations and electric vehicle technology used in the automotive industry.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 6th September 2021
Location: Automotive Academy

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Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair - Level 2

This Vehicle Maintenance and Repair course teaches you the fundamental service and repair techniques found in the modern automotive industry. 

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 6th September 2021
Location: Automotive Academy

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Vehicle Accident Repair (Multi-Skilled) - Level 2

Do you have an interest in cars? Are you keen to learn how to repair and fix vehicles? This Vehicle Accident Repair course is the perfect step to landing your dream job.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 6th September 2021
Location: Automotive Academy

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What can I do with an Automotive qualification?

Daily tasks:

  • Organises and establishes control systems to monitor the performance and safety of electrical assemblies and systems.
  • Ensures that manufacture, operation and maintenance comply with design specifications and contractual arrangements.
  • Determines and specifies manufacturing methods of electrical systems.
  • Supervises, controls and monitors the operation of electrical generation, transmission and distribution systems.

Median Salary

£49,811 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Tests, diagnoses faults and undertakes repair of electronic equipment.
  • Organises and establishes control systems to monitor performance and evaluate designs.
  • Determines and specifies appropriate production and/or installation methods and quality and safety standards.
  • Undertakes research and advises on all aspects of telecommunications equipment, radar, telemetry and remote control systems, data processing equipment, microwaves and other electronic equipment.

Median Salary

£50,515 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Repairs and services air conditioning, heating and engine-cooling systems.
  • Installs additional electrical amenities such as radio/CD players, aerials.
  • Checks condition of electrical/electronic systems and carries out servicing tasks.
  • Diagnoses faults in electrical/electronic circuitry, removes faulty components and fits replacements.
  • Carries out routine maintenance checks on oil and air filters, brakes and other vehicle parts/systems.
  • Reassembles, tests, adjusts and tunes the appropriate parts, systems or entire engine.
  • Removes, dismantles, repairs and replaces defective parts and prepares new parts using appropriate tools.
  • Visually checks, test drives or uses test equipment to diagnose engine and mechanical faults.

Median Salary

£25,953 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Positions, secures and repairs external fittings including windows, doors, door handles, catches and roof attachments.
  • Installs and repairs interior fittings including seats, seatbelts and fascia in cars, sinks and special features in caravans and mobile shops.
  • Hammers out dents in bodywork, fills in small depressions or corroded areas in solder, plastic or other filler compound and replaces body panels using hand and power tools.
  • Repairs damage to chassis and engine mountings using hydraulic rams, jacks and jigs.
  • Selects, cuts, shapes and assembles materials to form parts of vehicle underframe, framework and body.
  • Diagnoses job requirements or ascertains work specifications from drawings or instructions.

Median Salary

£24,160 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Visits and advises clients on the use and servicing of electrical and electronic systems and equipment.
  • Diagnoses and detects faults and implements procedures to maintain efficient operation of systems and equipment.
  • Plans installation methods, checks completed installation for safety and controls or undertakes the initial running of the new electrical or electronic equipment or system.
  • Sets up equipment, undertakes tests, takes readings, performs calculations and records and interprets data.
  • Plans and prepares work and test schedules based on specifications and drawings.

Median Salary

£34,720 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Liaises with professional staff in carrying out care plans etc.
  • Monitors service users.
  • Undertakes light cleaning and domestic duties including meal preparation as required.
  • Helps with daily activities such as letter writing, paying bills, collecting benefits.
  • Provides interest and activities to stimulate and engage the service user.
  • Generally assists with service users.
  • Serves meals to service users at table or in bed, and assists with feeding if required.
  • Assists and enables service users to dress, undress, wash, use the toilet and bathe.

Median Salary

£19,742 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Orders new supplies, arranges storage and updates stock records.
  • Organises delivery of parts and handles payment.
  • Obtains parts from store or orders from suppliers.
  • Receives orders for parts by phone, email or in person and checks availability on stock record.
  • Updates stock record, orders new vehicles from manufacturer, buys in used cars.
  • Carries out pre-delivery inspection and formal hand-over of vehicle to customer.
  • Negotiates sale price including any ‘trade-in’ and extra accessories, works out finance arrangements and completes sales paperwork.
  • Discusses customer.

Median Salary

£21,849 View more

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