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Motor Vehicle Vocational Courses

Learn about the inner workings of engines, suspension systems and chassis on our motor vehicle vocational courses.

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Industry leading courses

A great mechanic will always be in demand, so if you love cars and are fascinated by the inner workings of engines, suspension systems or chassis, one of our motor vehicle vocational courses could be right up your street.

Our fantastic training area replicates a modern vehicle repair centre with all the lifts and equipment you would find in a commercial garage. Our knowledgeable and passionate lecturers will help you develop your skills in everything from car maintenance to hybrid vehicle fault diagnosis.

Work experience placements will allow you to refine your knowledge in a real-world setting, honing your customer and client-facing abilities and getting to grips with what it takes to succeed in the motor sector.

You may want to open your own garage, work with an established car manufacturer or even move into the fast-paced world of motor sports or electric car design and development. Whatever your career goals and ambitions, we can set you on the right track to achieving them.

"It's an awesome way of learning a subject while making a living and gives you a lot of real world experience."


Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship, Level 3

In 2020, the UK automotive manufacturing industry turned over

£60.2 billion


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The average annual salary for a Motor Vehicle Technician is £28,596



Number of people employed in the British automotive industry


(RAC Foundation)

Why Petroc should be your first choice

Petroc offers high quality education and training across North and Mid Devon. We provide outstanding learning, excellent facilities, strong connections to employers and a supportive environment to help you fulfil your education goals and set you on your path to the career of your dreams.

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We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where you can flourish and feel a valued member of the college and wider community. 


Our teaching spaces and facilities are some of the best in the region, providing stimulating and true-to-life learning environments. 


We’ll provide you with the experiences you need to be ready for employment or the next step on your educational journey.