Throughout your time on our Motor Vehicle course, you will gain an excellent working knowledge of motor vehicles, their possible faults, the technology, light commercial vehicles, motorcycles and electronic equipment.
Students will also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of the workplace, as well as develop skills associated with working in a garage. At Level 3, you will use electrical and diagnostic equipment, listen to guest speakers and industry specialists from D1 Ultimate Driving Experience, the AA, VOSA, SnapOn, Duratech, Delphy Diagnostics and Toyota Tour.
Motor Vehicle at West Lancashire College
What can I do with a career in Motor Vehicle?
- 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£27,897 View more
- 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£26,655 View more
Meet our students and tutors
AaronMotor Vehicle Student
As a Motor Vehicle student, I have been really enjoying the practical side of the course as its very hands on and we learn a lot from being able to work on cars. My ambition is to own my own car garage.
Anthony RobinsonCurriculum Manager for Engineering
I have vast automotive industry experience and I've had a number of job roles within the sector, including diagnostic technician and workshop controller with manufacturers, such as Honda, Toyota and Lexus. I joined West Lancashire College in 2007 and have also been part of a team of authors who revised the popular Hillier’s Fundamentals of Automotive Electronics textbook. I am a fully qualified Level 4 Hybrid and EV master technician.
Chris WilkinsonMotor Vehicle Tutor
Prior to becoming a Motor Vehicle Tutor at West Lancashire College, I completed an industry Apprenticeship as well as being an MOT tester in an independent garage in Liverpool and working for Toyota. I moved into Education in 2005 and have valued my time teaching wonderful students.
James GleaveMotor Vehicle Tutor
I gained my Motor Vehicle qualifications at West Lancashire College and during my career, I have worked closely with BMW trained master technicians, as well as Mercedes and VW independent specialists.
OscarMotor Vehicle Student
I chose to study Motor Vehicle, as I’ve had a long interest in cars since being a child. I have found that the subject has taught me more than I ever imagined, the tutors are superb and they really help you to be the best that you can be. My dream career would to be a master tech for Mercedes!
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