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Automotive Vehicle Technology

Automotive

Central is the region’s most established provider of automotive training, with courses approved by the motor industry body, the IMI. Our workshops are fully equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment and technology, to ensure our students have the most up-to-date
industry knowledge and hands-on experience with the kit used by motor industry professionals. Our courses range from Entry Level to Level 4 Master Technician.

Our commercial garage, Auto Central, will enable you to experience working on real customers’ vehicles, helping to prepare you for your future career by developing your awareness of working in a commercial environment. 

You will learn four wheel alignment and tyre fitting (skills which are in demand, particularly by fast-fit centres) as well as diagnosing faults and customer service. 

We have responded to industry needs by increasing our motorcycle training and expanding our professional workshop space. We are the only college in the city to offer qualifications from Level 1 through to Level 3 in both electric and hybrid vehicles. These qualifications are
becoming more important to employers in the industry as sales of hybrid and electric vehicles increase. These skills open up more job opportunities for Central students, with demand expected to continue to increase in the future.

Our partner college, ncn, also offers motor vehicle courses and you can view these here. Find out more about the merger with ncn.

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Advanced Apprenticeship in Auto Electrical and Mobile Electrical (Level 3)

If you’re looking to build on your existing skills, working on light vehicles (cars and vans) in all types of vehicle repair facilities, this programme will give you the advanced technical knowledge you need.

Advanced Apprenticeship in Automotive Customer Service (Level 3)

If you’re looking to build on your existing skills, working in a garage or dealership in retail or customer service, this programme will give you the advanced customer service and technical knowledge you need.

Advanced Apprenticeship in Caravan And Motorhome Maintenance (Level 3)

If you’re looking to build on your existing skills, while working on caravans and motorhomes in all types of vehicle repair facilities, this programme will give you the advanced technical knowledge you need.

Advanced Apprenticeship in Classic Vehicle Restoration (Level 3)

If you’re looking to build on your existing skills, while working on classic vehicles in all types of vehicle restoration repair facilities, this programme will give you the advanced technical knowledge you need.

Advanced Apprenticeship in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Level 3)

This programme could be right up your street if you prefer vocational training to academic study and want to build on your existing technical skills in light vehicle (cars and vans) maintenance while earning a wage.

Advanced Apprenticeship in Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair (Level 3)

This programme could be right up your street if you prefer vocational training to academic study and want to build on your existing technical skills in motorcycle maintenance while earning a wage.

Advanced Apprenticeship in Vehicle Accident Repair (Body) (Level 3)

If you’re looking to build on your existing skills, while working on light vehicles (cars and vans) in all types of vehicle body repair facilities, this programme will give you the advanced technical knowledge you need.

Advanced Apprenticeship in Vehicle Accident Repair (MET) (Level 3)

If you’re looking to build on your existing skills, while working on light vehicles (cars and vans) in all types of vehicle accident repair facilities, this programme will give you the advanced technical knowledge you need.

Advanced Apprenticeship in Vehicle Accident Repair (Paint) (Level 3)

If you’re looking to build on your existing skills, while working on light vehicles (cars and vans) in all types of vehicle refinishing facilities, this programme will give you the advanced technical knowledge you will need.

Advanced Apprenticeship in Vehicle Damage Assessment (Level 3)

If you’re looking to build on your existing skills, while working on light vehicles (cars and vans) in all types of vehicle refinishing facilities, this programme will give you the advanced technical knowledge you will need.

Advanced Apprenticeship in Vehicle Parts Operations (Level 3)

If you’re looking to build on your existing skills in customer service and technical knowledge, while working in all types of vehicle parts supply operations, this programme will give you the advanced technical knowledge you will need.

Apprenticeship in Auto Electrical and Mobile Electrical (Level 2)

If you’re looking to gain skills and a qualification, working on light vehicles (cars and vans) in all types of vehicle repair facilities, this programme will give you the technical knowledge you need.

Apprenticeship in Automotive Customer Advisor (Level 2)

If you’re looking to gain skills and a qualification, while working in customer service in any type of garage or dealership, this will give you the skills you need.

Apprenticeship in Caravan And Motorhome Maintenance (Level 2)

If you’re looking to get skills and a qualification, working on caravans and motorhomes in all types of vehicle repair facilities, this programme will give you the technical knowledge you need.

Apprenticeship in Classic Vehicle Restoration (Level 2)

If you’re looking to get skills and a qualification, working on classic vehicles in all types of vehicle restoration repair facilities, this programme will give you the technical knowledge you need.

Apprenticeship in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Level 2)

If you prefer vocational training to academic study and want to gain technical skills in light vehicle maintenance and repair, while earning a wage, read on!

Apprenticeship in Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair (Level 2)

This programme could be right up your street if you prefer vocational training to academic study and want to gain technical skills in motorcycle maintenance while earning a wage.

Apprenticeship in Vehicle Accident Repair (Body) (Level 2)

If you’re looking to gain skills and a qualification, working on light vehicles (cars and vans) in all types of vehicle body repair facilities, this will give you the skills you need.

Apprenticeship in Vehicle Accident Repair (MET) (Level 2)

If you’re looking to gain skills and a qualification, working on light vehicles (cars and vans) in all types of vehicle accident repair facilities, this programme will give you the technical knowledge you need.

Apprenticeship in Vehicle Accident Repair (Paint) (Level 2)

If you’re looking to gain skills and a qualification, while working on light vehicles (cars and vans) in all types of vehicle refinishing facilities, this programme will give you the technical knowledge you will need.

Apprenticeship in Vehicle Parts Operations (Level 2)

If you’re looking to gain skills and a qualification in customer service and technical knowledge, working in all types of vehicle parts supply operations, this programme will give you the customer service and technical knowledge you will need.

Introduction to Vehicle Technology (Entry 3) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you love cars and want to get a good basic grounding in the skills needed by today’s motor vehicle repair industry.

Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair (Level 1) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’re bike-mad and want to get a real qualification with real career prospects. You’ll get the technical knowledge needed in today’s motorcycle repair industry.

Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Principles (Level 2) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’d like a career as a motorcycle technician. We’ll help you build on your existing knowledge and learn more complex techniques.

Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Principles (Level 3) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you want to build on your existing skills and knowledge of motorcycle maintenance and repair and, most importantly, get you job-ready!

Light Vehicle Maintenance (Level 1) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’re interested in cars and are wanting to take your first step into the motor industry.

Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (Level 2) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’re looking to take your skills and knowledge of car maintenance and repair further.

Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (Level 3) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’re serious about a career in the motor industry and want to take your professional automotive skills to the next level.

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Competence Master Technician (Level 4) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’ve already completed a relevant Level 3 course and you want hone your skills and qualify as a Master Technician.

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