Motor Vehicle | Bolton College

Motor Vehicle

Sophie Rawson - Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

Fancy a career in the motor vehicle industry? Then we have the programme for you.

All our Motor Vehicle learners will study in our state-of-the-art STEM centre. This new development will be furnished with industry-standard equipment and the latest technology. With ever changing design and technology, your training will encompass up-to-date, in-depth knowledge of modern motor vehicle systems, repair, construction, and associated studies.

The Motor Vehicle Industry is endless in its diversity, ranging from garage and shop floor-related positions to technical development engineers. The engineering industry constantly requires bright and innovative young people to develop fresh ideas. If you think the Motor Vehicle industry is only for the men, think again as there are plenty of opportunities for women too!

The Motor Vehicle Department is well resourced, kitted out with industry-standard equipment – including high-spec computerised diagnostic tools.
On the Motor Vehicle course you will learn about:

  • Working safely and effectively
  • Vehicle construction and routine maintenance
  • Operating principles of tyres, brakes, steering & suspension systems
  • Operating principles of engines
  • Operating maintenance of transmission systems
  • Operating electrical & electronic systems

On the Body & Refinishing course you will learn about:

  • Working safely & effectively
  • Vehicle paint applications
  • Vehicle paint materials
  • Vehicle paint equipment
  • Vehicle preparation
  • Technical information
  • Forming, joining and materials
  • Simple body repairs.

There’ll always be demand for skilled motor vehicle experts, especially with car ownership increasing every year.
By studying on one of the Motor Vehicle courses at Bolton College, you could be looking at a career in:

  • Vehicle repair and renovation
  • Brakes and exhaust fitting
  • Breakdown services
  • MOT testing
  • Servicing management
  • Vehicle servicing.

We offer full-time and Apprenticeship pathway options from Entry Level to Level 3. Whatever results you get, we will be able to find a pathway to suit you. We have good success rates, and we have a range of support services to help you progress in your learning.