Motor vehicle

Motor Vehicle and Motor Sport

From part-time entry-level courses in basic motor vehicle maintenance to full-time courses at levels 1, 2, and 3, Leicester College’s recently upgraded motor vehicle facilities are the perfect place to hone your mechanical skills. Apprenticeships are also available, giving you the chance to work for an employer and earn a wage while completing a respected professional qualification with us. Courses typically involve a mixture of theory and practical elements, while assessment is both continuous and exam-based. Some courses require you to pass online tests.

Who are Leicester College’s motor vehicle and motor sport courses for?

Our part-time motor vehicle maintenance and repair courses are ideal for career changers as they can fit around your existing work schedule. The full time courses in motor sport, vehicle fitting, motorcycle maintenance and vehicle maintenance are also suitable for both adults and school leavers. When you apply for a motor vehicle course with us, we can help you find the level and type of course that’s right for you, based on your previous qualifications and experience. Learners aged 16-19 will follow a study programme which will include work experience as well as GCSE or functional skills English and maths if you don’t already have your grade C/4.

Further Information

Trips and activates form part of our courses, including visits and excursions to industry-relevant sites and factories. All of our courses have been designed around the requirements of the motor vehicle or motor sports industries, meaning that you will leave with a relevant qualification to help you find a job in your chosen field.

Baseer Khan

Baseer Khan

Entry Level for Introduction to Vehicle Technology

"I am really grateful for the opportunities that I have been given. I look forward to learning more and aim to become a fully qualified mechanic."

Baseer arrived in England from Afghanistan, after completely a very difficult journey without his family. He had very little education but was keen to learn.

Automotive Engineering HNC Diploma level 4

Course Code: C6915

Key Information

  • Start Date 23 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This is a one year full-time Pearson Edexcel Higher National Certificate (HNC) that is equivalent to completing the first year of an honours degree at university. The Automotive Engineering HNC course is designed to enable students who have come through a vocational route to progress into higher education, building on the knowledge gained at level […]

View Course

Automotive Engineering HNC Diploma level 4

Course Code: C6915

Key Information

  • Start Date 22 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This is a one year full-time Pearson Edexcel Higher National Certificate (HNC) that is equivalent to completing the first year of an honours degree at university. The Automotive Engineering HNC course is designed to enable students who have come through a vocational route to progress into higher education, building on the knowledge gained at level […]

View Course

Automotive Refrigerant Handling (EC842-2006)

Course Code: C6555

Key Information

  • Start Date 18 Feb 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    21 hours per week
  • Duration 1 week
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

All Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC) technicians working with cars and car derived vans, must have achieved as a minimum requirement, a refrigerant handling qualification which fulfils the European Union F-gas Regulation (EC842 / 2006 and Annex to Regulation EC307 / 2008). this course is designed to accredit candidates upon completion with the qualification required by […]

View Course

Basic Body and Paint Repair for Beginners

Course Code: C5458

Key Information

  • Start Date 29 Oct 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 8 weeks
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This course is for adults aged 19+. This is a eight-week part-time beginners’ course in motor vehicle body and paint repairs, one evening a week for three hours. The course is taught on Tuesday evening at our Abbey Park campus. The course is designed for those who wish to gain the basic knowledge and skills […]

View Course

Basic Motor Vehicle Maintenance for Beginners

Course Code: C5457

Key Information

  • Start Date 29 Oct 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 8 weeks
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This course is for adults aged 19+. This is a eight-week part-time beginners’ course in motor vehicle maintenance. The course is taught on Monday evening at our Abbey Park campus. The course is designed for those who wish to gain the basic knowledge and skills needed to be able to maintain a motor vehicle. It […]

View Course

Domestic Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Installation Award level 3

Course Code: C6787

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    7 hours per week
  • Duration Various
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

The course is designed for qualified electricians who want to learn about the technical requirements and practical considerations when installing Plug-In Electric Vehicle charging points. During your study, you will cover a range of knowledge and skills across areas including inspection and testing and handing over of electrical vehicle charging equipment. Candidates will be assessed […]

View Course

Domestic Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Installation Award level 3

Course Code: C6787

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    7 hours per week
  • Duration Various
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

The course is designed for qualified electricians who want to learn about the technical requirements and practical considerations when installing Plug-In Electric Vehicle charging points. During your study, you will cover a range of knowledge and skills across areas including inspection and testing and handing over of electrical vehicle charging equipment. Candidates will be assessed […]

View Course

Introduction to Vehicle Technology Diploma Entry level 3

Course Code: C4861

Key Information

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This course is for those who have not achieved their full potential at school and are looking for a new challenge in a practical working environment. It will provide you with experience in key automotive disciplines as part of the course, you will gain an understanding of the importance of health and safety to ensure […]

View Course

Light Vehicle Maintenance Certificate level 2

Course Code: C6009

Key Information

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

Do you have a passion for motor vehicles? Interested in working on motor vehicles for a career? This could be the right course for you. This level 2 certificate is designed to cover all light vehicle technologies at an intermediate level. It’s suitable for both school leavers and/or mature students who want the opportunity to […]

View Course

Not what you were looking for?

Back to Subject Areas View Course Guides Contact us