Advancing your knowledge and ability from Level 2, this course will take your understanding of the theory and technology contained within a vehicle to the next level. You’ll learn the required skills to perform analysis and maintenance on engines and transmission. In addition, the course covers electrical and chassis technologies all while working on cars in an environment very similar to the motor vehicle industry. Our motor vehicle unit also has classroom facilities so that you can learn theory and apply it practically.

Funding and bursaries

Students if you’re aged over 19 you may be eligible for free tuition depending on the course you want to study, your existing qualifications and your financial circumstances. For more information email or call 023 8087 4874.

Advanced Learner Loans are available for students who are aged 19 or over. Repayments do not begin until the course is completed and you are earning £25,000 or over. Eligible learners will be enrolling on a level 3 or above course and are a UK or EU national. For further information, visit

Entry requirements

Maths and English GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C), plus two others at grade 3 (grade D) or above, plus a recognised Level 2 qualification in Motor Vehicle Studies or similar.

What will I learn?

This course will prepare you for work in the motor vehicle industry either through an apprenticeship or further study. You will:

Advance your understanding of motor vehicle technology

Develop diagnostic skills

Refine your technical skills within motor vehicle technology

Gain hands-on experience working with engines and car components

Learn from experienced technicians to support your career progression

Work Experience

You’ll take part in two one week work experience blocks (and can take on extra days if you like).


* Chassis technology
* Engine electronic technology
* Advanced transmission technology
* Body electrical and electronic technology
* Automotive customer care


You’ll be assessed through practical tasks and online assessment for the IMI Awards.

Enrichment Opportunities

Cycle maintenance.

Career and Progression

You can progress onto higher levels of study or start your career as a junior motor vehicle mechanic with a garage as an employee or via an apprenticeship.

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