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Motor Vehicle Vocational Courses

Learn about the inner workings of engines, suspension systems and chassis.

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Industry leading courses

If you love cars and are fascinated by the inner workings of engines, suspension systems or chassis, then our motor vehicle 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.

There are many exciting career opportunities within this fast-paced field, and we work closely with local employers to give you plenty of opportunities to find out about the different careers available and ensure you are as employment-ready as possible.

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I chose to come to Petroc as it was the best local college in my area to get the qualifications that I required for my future career.


Motor Vehicle Service Apprenticeship, Level 3

The motor vehicle industry invests £3 billion each year in automotive research and development

£3 billion


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The average annual salary for a Mechanic



People employed in the automotive industry in the UK in 2019



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.