Entry requirements for our courses depend on the specific requirements of each Programme of Study and an individual's previous experience, which will
all be discussed during the interview process.
The following list offers a guide as to what you might be expected to achieve to gain entry on to a particular level of a course.
Progressing to each level of study
Once you successfully completed your course you may be able to progress to the next level, following a satisfactory interview with a Tutor. If you’ve finished your Level 3 course
you will be offered advice and guidance from our Career Advisers on how to apply for a place at University through UCAS, or how to apply for a job or an Apprenticeship.
Entry Level, Level 1 and Level 2 courses generally last one year; Level 3 courses will usually last for two years.
The great aim of education is not knowledge but action. Herbert Spencer
To have a long and successful career working with cars you’ll need to mix traditional techniques and up-to-the minute skills. Our Motor Vehicle courses offer you the chance to train alongside professional technicians in our industry-equipped workshops working on real cars.
Training for a Motor Vehicle qualification is a highly-practical route for someone wanting to go into the Automotive trade and is focused on the repair and maintenance of motor vehicles.
Set your course to Motor Vehicle and we’ll give you the chance to work with up-to-date equipment, learning everything you’ll need to know from diagnostic servicing to the latest repair techniques.
Motor Vehicle is a practical course
working on the cars in the workshop giving learners the skills to remove and replace various systems including tyres, brakes and suspension as well as the principles of engines and electrical systems.
Further study will lead to work involving the chassis and frame, engines, transmissions and vehicle servicing. Work experience will be available for all learners.
After successful competition of the Level 3 Diploma you would be perfectly placed to enter the world of work. There are also many universities across the UK offering degree programmes that could see you specialising in Automotive Engineering or Motorsport.
Roger wanted to apply for the Motor Vehicle course at LRC because he wanted to improve his skills and learn a trade he could use for life. With his interest in cars it seemed the natural choice when he returned from a year in Spain. Roger said:
“I was a Market Trader for eight years, six years of that I ran my own business selling sweets. I then moved to Spain with my partner and when we came back I enrolled at the college. I’ve always been interested in how vehicles work, taking them apart and putting them back together.
“The college is really nice and you feel valued and listened to. The workshop is a normal working environment you’d expect in a garage; there are six lifts and all the tools you need to practice and learn on. I hope to go on to get an Apprenticeship and start workbased learning when I’ve finished Level 2.”