Motor Vehicle

With over 30 million cars registered to be on the UK roads today, it’s no surprise that there’s a high demand for talented, skilled workers in the Motor Vehicle industry. Start your engines, it’s time to fuel your future in the automotive industry.

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At Kirklees College we offer a wide choice of motivational study programmes and Apprenticeship opportunities in preparation for a range of industry jobs. Your learning will be a mix of theory and practical, ideal for students who have strong practical hands-on skills, are good at problem solving and are looking for an appreciation across a wide range of vehicles, including cars, motorbikes, lorries and light vehicles.

Learning in our specialist workshops you have access to the latest technologies and machinery. You can work on all vehicle mechanics and electrics, from engines and exhaust systems to air-conditioning and security, via both computer diagnostic testing and hands-on fault finding. Depending on your course choice there is also the option to be trained in paint and refinishing. The automotive industry is here to stay and offers long term career prospects. It will change, as we look to develop more sustainable ways of transport such as electric cars, but what a great opportunity to be a pioneer in a new generation of travel.

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Why work in the Maintenance Industry?

Wide range of jobs in the Maintenance Industry

A wide range of employers in the Maintenance Industry

Considering a career in Maintenance?

If you’re not sure what to study, then why not take some time to find out more information about possible careers?

Or, if you already have a career in mind, but you’re not sure what you need to study to pursue that career, we can help you get one step closer to that dream job.

Qualifications & levels explained

There is a wide range of qualifications and levels available, but not all of them may be right for you. If you’re not sure what qualification type or level you should be searching for, take a look at our qualifications explained.

Find the perfect career

We can help you find that perfect career even if you’re not sure what it is yet! At Kirklees College, our mission is to make you as successful as you can be, from finding the right career to gaining the right skills.

Case Studies


Studying Motor Vehicle Level 1

I want to join the army in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers but want to get experience and a qualification first. College is helping me get my dream career. I’m doing what I love.


Level 2 Apprenticeship in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

The facilities are amazing and you can definitely learn a lot here. The course is a brilliant supplement to the things you can’t see in cars and the tutors have a wealth of knowledge. If I am ever struggling with anything at work, I can always come to college and ask them about it. It’s a great place to study.


Studying Motor Vehicle Level 2

I chose this course because I was really interested in doing mechanics and the college has fantastic facilities that are not offered anywhere else. The course tutors are always really helpful and will never give up on you whatever situation you are in.