Careers in Classic Vehicle Restoration
According to research by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs, as of 2019, there is a need for around 1,000 new apprentices in classic vehicle restoration across the UK.
To fill this growing skills gap, we have developed the country’s only full-time programmes in classic vehicle restoration in partnership with the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs. The skills and the qualifications you will gain on a classic vehicle restoration programme will help you to enter—and excel in—this lucrative market.
If you are already employed in, or have an interest in, the classic vehicle restoration industry, our unique career pathways are for you. Our programmes develop your restoration skills to an advanced level and include a series of practical assessments, written assessments and on-line tests to prove to employers that you have what it takes to deliver in the workplace.
Students get access to a broad range of classic and historic vehicles. If you love making things work, whether by dismantling and reassembling parts or checking and fixing faults via computer diagnostics, our classic vehicle restoration and maintenance career pathway has something for you.
Vocational vehicle restoration programmes
Classic Vehicle Restoration as a Hobby
Are you wondering how to keep your classic motor vehicle in pristine condition? Or are you worried about the cost of classic motor vehicle maintenance?
Whether you own a vehicle that you want to get to know and maintain yourself, or you're preparing to embark on a new project, our classic motor vehicle maintenance courses help enthusiasts like you to refine and learn a host of skills to get the most out of their hobby.
Enrol on one of leisure courses today and roll up your sleeves at our workshop, based at the much acclaimed Bicester Heritage site.
Classic Vehicle Restoration Leisure Courses
Read on to learn more about our unique facilities, career pathways and industry partnerships.