York College

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Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians

Up to £28,000

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Metal working production and maintenance fitters

Up to £36,000

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Vehicle body builders and repairers

Up to £30,000

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Entry requirements

Please see our Entry Requirements page for general entry requirement guidance.


One year.

What will I study?

The course covers a whole range of motor vehicle engineering skills from routine maintenance to advanced repair techniques. Topics you will cover include:

  • Health and Safety
  • Job Roles in the Automotive Industry
  • Materials, Tools and Measuring Equipment
  • Routine Maintenance
  • Removing and Replacing Engine Units and Components
  • Removing and Replacing Electrical Units and Components
  • Removing and Replacing Chassis Units and Components
  • Removing and Replacing Transmission and Driveline Units and Components

What could it lead to?

Many of the students take up employment in the automotive industry, and follow a Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship. Alternatively, it is possible to progress onto the Level 3 Light Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair IMIAL VRQ with the correct entry requirements and interview (depending on number of applicants).

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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