As a qualified mechanic you could work in an amazingly diverse industry, whether servicing, repairing, working managing a fleet or as a mobile specialist, once qualified there are lots of career opportunities. Modern technology means you won’t just be working with sockets, wrenches and pliers to repair engines, with modern cars now requiring computer diagnostics for fault finding and repairs you will become familiar with the latest technology, repair techniques and testing.
We offer a range of professional qualifications and training that will allow you to become a qualified mechanic, whatever level you start at. The courses on this page show how you can study full-time to become a light vehicle specialist in general maintenance and repair. Level 1, 2 and 3 need to be achieved to be fully qualified.
This final element of the training will take a year to complete and will provide you with the chance to become a fully qualified light vehicle mechanic. The course will offer you the chance to gain higher practical skills training in our state-of-the-art workshops and working garages.
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You have completed the Level 2 qualification, or have substantial experience in the sector.
To have completed the Level 2 course and have English and maths GCSEs at grade 4 or above or relevant experience and knowledge.
By the end of this course you will be able to learn how to understand and diagnose faults on a range of systems, gain the knowledge and experience to be able to supervise others and some understanding of how to run your own business if that’s your goal or work to become a diagnostic technician.
Areas you will cover include:
- Engine faults
- Transmission issues
- Steering and suspension
- Chassis rectification
- Electrical and electronic diagnostic testing
You will also work towards developing your skills in removing and fitting light vehicle mechanical, electrical and trim (MET) components and non-permanent body panels.
To be assessed throughout your course.
Spending most of your time in our well-equipped workshops, developing specialist diagnostic skills through hands-on experience.
Into the workplace or meet your ambition of setting up your own business. You may also wish to do further specialist training in HGV, bodywork and painting or inspection and testing to broaden your expertise and develop your career.
There are approximately 5,000 automotive industry job vacancies in the UK due to skills shortages."
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.