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Motor Vehicle

If you have a passion for cars or engineering then our specialist training courses will provide you with an introduction to the industry and the skills for a rewarding career.

The Motor Vehicle Department

If you have a passion for cars or engineering then our specialist training courses could provide you with an introduction to the industry, or build on existing skills developed in the industry and further your career opportunities.

It is a great time to be working in the Motor Vehicle industry as the sector is predicted to have record growth in the coming years.

What You Can Expect

The UK automotive industry is bucking trends across Europe by achieving record growth, creating thousands of jobs and attracting major inward investment. 

Gain practical experience and the technical knowledge needed to work as a Service Technician, carrying out maintenance/repairs on cars, vans and other light vehicles in garages, dealerships and maintenance depots.

All courses are accredited by the Institute of the Motor Industry awarding body.

Our Facilities

You will learn in our Motor Vehicle Centre on real vehicles to help you master the business side of the industry as well as your technical skills.


Below are some of the career opportunities available within the Motor Vehicle industry:

  • Light vehicle maintenance and repair
  • Heavy vehicle maintenance and repair
  • Motorcycle maintenance and repair
  • Fast-fit operations (tyres, exhausts, batteries, etc)
  • Accident repair
  • Body building
  • Parts distribution and supply
  • Vehicle sales
  • Vehicle rental and leasing (self-drive or with driver)
  • Roadside assistance and recovery
  • Lift truck maintenance and repair
  • Motorsport maintenance and repair

At Nescot we encourage our students to think ahead, so that they can choose the right courses to fit them and their future. We also use an innovative online platform called Start, which is a free and comprehensive digital platform, offering students a single starting point to help simplify careers guidance. Students can build a personal profile aimed at guiding them throughout their career. Find out more here.

Labour market trends

This chart shows some details about employment trends in the sector, and companies Nescot works with.

Skills you will gain

Our fully-equipped motor vehicle centre enables you to learn the broad range of practical and technical skills and knowledge for the contemporary motor vehicle sector. Your course will cover:

  • Practical motor vehicle component skills
  • Diagnostic testing & IT Skills
  • Team work
  • Organisation & communication 
  • Health and safety
  • Motivation, passion & professionalism
  • Sustainability & the future of the sector, eg electric vehicles
  • Physical fitness for motor vehicle work

Photograph of a Nescot student

The best thing this year has been getting to work on a real engine. We did the theory first and learnt about how they work, and then we got to have a go at taking them apart ourselves.

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