Motor vehicle

From assistant mechanic to vehicle inspector, master technician or general manager. Discover where a career pathway in motor vehicle can take you.

Choose a career pathway in motor vehicles

Our career pathway in motor vehicle prepares you for a career servicing motor vehicles or working as a bicycle technician.

You will have the opportunity to train in our industry standard facilities, including hybrid vehicle diagnostic equipment, vehicle lifts and vehicles donated by manufacturers. By learning in an environment that mirrors the workplace, you will develop specialist skills in demand in the workplace.

What is a career pathway?

A career pathway is a series of building blocks that will take you to your future career. Our career pathway maps will show you the best routes through college, higher education and employment and into the most popular industry sectors

Our aim is to offer every learner a direct line of sight to employment. This means that we will equip you with the skills, attributes and knowledge that future employers want, giving you a greater chance to succeed.

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What could my future job look like? 

Here are some examples of the tasks that you may be carrying out:

  • Mechanic: diagnose and repair faults in your clients' vehicles, working in a workshop, for example, a car garage.
  • Cycle technician: diagnose and repair faults in bicycles, using specialist skills.
  • Parts technician: work in a vehicle service workshop or car dealership, identifying and using the correct part to repair any fault in customers' vehicles.
  • Used-car dealer: market and sell second hand vehicles to prospective clients from a workshop.


Our aim is to equip you to be successful in the job market,

whether you are heading for a job straight after your time at

college, plan to take a university-level programme first or are

already working in a part-time job.

Industry partnerships

We work with ATG training, the UK's largest provider of cycle apprenticeships, to provide cycle maintenance apprenticeships. These are an ideal opportunity for anyone planning a career as a professional bike mechanic. 

Our classic vehicle apprenticeships are developed and delivered working in partnership with the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs and with Bicester Heritage. Motor vehicle programmes are developed in partnership with BMW MINI.