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 completing a very difficult journey without his family. He had very little education but was keen to learn.

MOT Test Centre Management Award level 3

Course Code: C4841

Key Information

  • Start Date 08 Oct 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    28 hours per week
  • Duration 1 week
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This course is a part-time industry standard course in MOT Test Center management, one week for 28 hours. The course is taught at our Abbey Park campus, and will train and accredit you in MOT Test Center management. This programme is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to administer the running of […]

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Basic Motor Vehicle Maintenance for Beginners

Course Code: C5457

Key Information

  • Start Date 28 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 […]

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MOT Testing (Classes 4 and 7) Award level 2

Course Code: C4842

Key Information

  • Start Date 05 Nov 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    28 hours per week
  • Duration 1 week
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This course is a part-time industry standard course in MOT Testing, one week for 28 hours. The course is taught at our Abbey Park campus, and will train and accredit you in MOT testing for classes 4 and 7 vehicles. This programme is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to carry out […]

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Basic Body and Paint Repair for Beginners

Course Code: C5458

Key Information

  • Start Date 13 Jan 2020
  • 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 […]

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MOT Annual CPD Training and Assessment

Course Code: C4840

Key Information

  • Start Date 15 Jan 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 1 week
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This course is a part-time industry standard course in MOT Testing, one evening for 3 hours. The course is taught at our Abbey Park campus, and will train and accredit you in the required MOT Annual CPD Training and Assessment. This course will enable you to complete the requirements of the annual training subjects as […]

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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 […]

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Introduction to Motor Vehicle Studies Diploma Entry level 3

Course Code: C4861

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • 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 […]

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Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Diploma level 2

Course Code: C5851

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • 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 diploma is designed to cover all light vehicle technologies at an advanced level. It’s suitable for both school leavers and/or mature students who want the opportunity to […]

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Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Diploma level 3

Course Code: C5879

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This course runs from September to June. It is a full-time course in Light Vehicle Diagnostic and fault rectification, for 16 hours a week. This course is for those who are looking for a challenge in a practical working environment, working on all types of cars. The course is taught weekdays at our Abbey Park […]

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