Motor Vehicle Study Programmes
There are well over 30 million cars on the UK’s roads, roughly one for every two people in the population, and more than 1.5 million new cars built within the UK each year according to the SMMT.
Building and maintaining all those vehicles requires a vast workforce – more than 800,000 people across the UK automotive sector as a whole – and ProCo’s motor vehicle study programmes help you to prepare for a career in motor manufacture and maintenance.
What will I learn?
We aim to provide a broad basis in our Level 1 motor vehicle study programme, with more specific and advanced topics at Level 2 – you can see more details about each course below.
Importantly, our study programmes include hands-on experience working on vehicles in an authentic garage environment, with practical assessment too, so that the skills you gain are tested in practice, and not just in theory.
Who are motor vehicle study programmes open to?
Anyone with a passion for motor vehicles or an interest in working in the industry is welcome to apply for our motor vehicle study programmes, and our Level 1 Certificate can help you to qualify for more advanced training or apprenticeships.
Ultimately the career path is likely to lead into a trainee mechanic role, or a job as a vehicle sales adviser or vehicle parts adviser, and salaries can easily range from £15,000 early in your career to anywhere from £25,000 to £40,000 with commission.
What qualifications will I gain?
ProCo study programmes help you to work towards gaining an NVQ in motor vehicle maintenance or inspection.
This also lays the groundwork for a career in the industry, a higher level study programme, an equivalent apprenticeship or other education, with your completed ProCo studies counting towards your eligibility.
Available motor vehicle study programmes
Our Level 1 Certificate in Light Vehicle Maintenance is an entry level course with broad coverage of vehicle maintenance and repair, including engine maintenance, chassis repair and replacement, and other specifics like the wheels, exhaust, brakes and electrical systems.
Beyond this you can move into an apprenticeship or progress on to our Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Inspection, and this covers inspection, maintenance, replacement and repair of many vehicle parts, as well as four-wheel alignment.
How do I apply?
If you are interested in our motor vehicle study programmes, you think you might be eligible to enter on to a higher level programme, or you want to find out more about ProCo study programmes and apprenticeships, contact us today.
You can express your interest online via our website, or if you’d prefer to talk over the options, give us a call to talk directly to a member of our team.