Course: Automotive Level 2/Level 3 (Motor Vehicle)

Study Level

Level 2

Level 3

Course Code



Great Yarmouth Campus

Lowestoft Campus


3 Years



This three-year programme will give you the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed to work in the current automotive industry.

You will study theory in a classroom, with modern rigs and resources. Practical lessons will be in our fully-equipped workshops, with a full MOT test lane and modern diagnostic equipment at our Lowestoft campus.

You will have access to the online learning platform LJ Create, where you will develop your understanding to become a skilled technician. You will be supported by our lecturers who still work within the industry and can provide you with the latest information regarding your future career.

Modules you will study include:

  • Steering, braking and suspension systems
  • Engine technology
  • Hybrid and EV awareness
  • Servicing
  • The automotive industry
  • Customer relations

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


To study the Independent Pathway you will need a minimum of Grade 3 in English and maths.

To study the Main Dealership Pathway you will need a minimum of Grade 4 in English and maths.


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 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.

We have a number of ex-students who are working at both independent garages and main dealerships including Robinsons Audi, Lings Honda, Mitchells Renault, John Grose Ford and Kia, Simpsons Skoda and more. One is working within the motorsport industry and another is currently setting up his own dyno tuning and mapping business.