Course: Automotive (Motor Vehicle)

Study Level

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3


Great Yarmouth Campus

Lowestoft Campus


2-3 Years



The automotive industry is shifting gears driven by sustainability and technological advances. Our courses will prepare you for this exciting new world with our own hybrid and electric vehicles for you to work on, equipping you with the most up-to-date skills and training employers will be looking for.

In years one and two, you will be given an introduction to the motor vehicle industry, where we will lay the foundations studying modules such as engine technology and repair, tyre fitting and balancing, air conditioning and so much more. You will study theory in the classroom, with modern rigs and resources and practical lessons will be held in our fully-equipped workshops, with a full MOT test lane and modern diagnostic equipment at our Lowestoft campus.

You will also have access to the online learning platform, LJ Create, where you will develop your understanding to become a skilled technician. On completion, you will gain a Level 3 IMI Qualification, which is a prerequisite to gain the MOT Tester Qualification.

Why study with us:

  • You will gain hands-on experience working on vehicles in our fully equipped workshops.
  • You will be taught by industry experts who are still working within the industry and have the most up-to-date knowledge.
  • You will have access to our hybrid and electric vehicles to provide you with the most up-to-date skills and training employers will be looking for


You will need to achieve a minimum grade of 3 in English and maths to complete year one and a grade 4 in English and maths for year two or progression from year 1. Entry to year 3 is directly by completion and progression from year two.

These entry grades are set as a guide, however we encourage students who are interested in this course and unsure of the grades they will achieve to submit an application and come along for a discussion with the course lecturer to assess your suitability.


There will be a variety of assessments throughout the course, the majority of these will be practical and there will be online assignments and online exams. All IMI work will be completed on the IMI online ePortfolio system.


Automotive can lead you to study a HNC/D or BEng(Hons) Engineering course with the University of Suffolk at East Coast College or other universities. Some of our previous students have studied motorsport engineering degrees.

You can also progress into an apprenticeship or employment in careers such as a main dealer technician, MOT tester, mechanical engineer, motorsport engineer, automotive specialist, service advisor or offshore technician.