Dover Technical College - Motor Vehicle
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Motor Vehicle


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

If you are interested in a career within the motor vehicle or motorsport industry, join us to achieve industry-recognised qualifications and start your journey to finding employment nationally and internationally. 

You’ll learn to repair a broad range of vehicle systems using the latest computer-aided diagnosis and scanning equipment. In addition, you will gain skills and knowledge in the following areas: tools and equipment, inspection and servicing, engine component diagnostics, chassis component and diagnostics, air conditioning and fault finding. As well as practical skills, you will have the opportunity to work with a variety of local and national employers, alongside your time spent with our industry-specialist lecturers.


Why people love Motor Vehicle

Automotive Industry Links

Automotive Industry Links

We love our employer engagement and the opportunities it gives our students.

A big thanks to Barrets Accident Repair Centre, Canterbury for another successful year of Industry Work Placements for Automotive students including those taking part in the EKC Group T-Level Pilot Scheme.

Level 1 Gateway Award Achieved

Level 1 Gateway Award Achieved

A massive congratulations and well done to our Level 1 Progression Motor Vehicle students, who have already completed their Gateway award. These students have worked incredibly hard.

They were treated to a game of pool, giving their tutor a run for his money!

College helps you achieve your goals

College helps you achieve your goals

My name is Daniel, I am now an engineering student at Kingston University. I completed Level 3 Motor Sport last year. When I first started I couldn’t speak English very well but the staff supported and encouraged me. I completed L2 Motor Vehicle before doing my L3. Getting to university was a challenging achievement but very rewarding. I recommend studying at the College because they help you to achieve your goals.

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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What's next?

If you are 16 to 18-years-old and want to explore your options then apply today.

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 Dover Technical College

If you know exactly which course and level you need to apply for, or want more information, please select from the options below:

Contact us

We'd love to hear from you

Maison Dieu Road
Dover, Kent
CT16 1DH

01304 244332