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Motor Vehicle


Pathways are made up of courses focused on future careers or further education opportunities

We’ll provide you with the expert training and industry-standard facilities to jump-start a career in motor vehicle maintenance.

Our workshop has vehicles and equipment found in professional garages. Students are able to get under the bonnet of our cars and apply theory learnt in the classroom. Our experienced lecturers pass on professional knowledge and industry links. 


After completing your qualification, you can explore a wide range of careers, including:

  • Motor mechanic
  • Car manufacturing worker
  • Automotive engineer
  • Accident repair technician
  • Maintenance and Operation Engineering technician
  • Windscreen fitter 
  • Motor vehicle fitter
  • Breakdown engineer.

We are currently offering a T Level in Maintenance, Installation and Repair for Engineering and Manufacturing. As part of this course, you will have the opportunity to specialise in light and electric vehicles.

What is a T Level?

T Levels are the next-level qualification that replaces our Level 3 BTEC qualifications. They are widely recognised by universities and employers and allow you to gain skills that will help you to progress on to your chosen career, or further study at university or a higher-level apprenticeship.

One T Level is equivalent to 3 A Levels, and you will spend 45 days of your course on an industry placement relevant to your course.

Why study a T Level?

This new qualification has been developed in collaboration with employers and education providers, giving you skills that meet the need of the industry and allows you to enter skilled employment or a relevant university course.

Find out more about T Levels here.

Career Prospects

Example: Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians

 Annual pay
£19,240 - £42,120
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.

Across the UK the workforce is projected to contract by -13% over the period to 2027, losing -27,122 jobs. In the same period, 48% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 99,190 job openings.

Role description

Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians accept calls for help and repair and service the mechanical parts and electrical/electronic circuitry and components of cars, lorries, buses, motorcycles and other motor vehicles, and repair and service auto air-conditioning systems.

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Entry requirements

Our entry requirements allow any student to apply enrol and progress in their studies with us to achieve their full potential.

You will apply for your chosen pathway and at the interview you can discuss what entry criteria you need for each level.

Once you have your GCSEs we can ensure you are enrolled on the best level for you to progress and succeed at College.

Please see our Group entry requirements

What's next?

Step 1 - Apply

Once you apply, you will have an interview to discuss your chosen pathway

Step 2 - Interview

We will contact you with appropriate options for conducting your interview, either online or in person.

At your interview, we will discuss the entry requirements for each level and course. It is also your opportunity to make sure that the pathway meets your goals and ambitions.

Courses at Canterbury College

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Need more help?

Our advice and guidance team can be contacted to help you understand your next steps at College.

Courses at Canterbury College

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Why people love Motor Vehicle

Kyle Sparrow

Kyle Sparrow

"I like the that all our tutors have industry experience and can offer their expertise to us. We get to work on a wide variety of vehicles from different manufactures and various types of diagnostic kits."

Social Action Project

Social Action Project

Motor Vehicle students took part in social action by volunteering for the Isle of Thanet Trees and Woods Initiative to plant new trees for the community and to improve the environment in local parks.

Lewis Jennings

Lewis Jennings

"It's very interesting to see the inner workings of a vehicle. It's great to have a wide variety of advanced equipment to use and it's really enriching to be able to do what you love in a safe space at College."

Contact us

We'd love to hear from you

New Dover Road
Canterbury, Kent

01227 811111