Are you driven to know more about motor vehicles and to become a next generation motor vehicle technician?
Our motor vehicle courses will help fast-track your career by giving you the relevant qualifications and practical skills employers want. This means you’ll be first off the grid when it comes to finding a job!
Guided by our expert staff, who have many years of industry experience and knowledge, you’ll get plenty of hands-on experience and the chance to broaden your horizons with visits to track days, motor shows, transport museums and other relevant businesses.
If you’re looking for a career in motor vehicle technology, we have the know-how to help you to reach your destination.
Job Title: Service Technician, Crewe Audi Previous Courses:
Level 2 IMI Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair 2013
Level 3 IMI Diploma in Light Vehicle Service and Repair 2014
“I joined Crewe Audi as an apprentice service technician after I completed my Level 3 Diploma. It’s a good company with a prestigious brand and offers great career opportunities.
“As an apprentice I trained at the VW / Audi Group National Learning Centre as well as learning on the job. I’m now fully qualified and enjoying working at a higher technical level on prestigious vehicles such as RS performance models.
“I think an apprenticeship offers you a good career path and I’m aiming for master technician level eventually. Thanks to the training and support I received at Reaseheath, I had the confidence and skills to get a great job with good prospects.”
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Why study Motor Vehicle at Reaseheath?
Gain relevant, practical experience in our multi-million pound, purpose-built workshop which, having five bays, makes it the largest in the area.
Develop your knowledge of advanced diagnostic systems and get the chance to fault find and carry out repairs to industry standard.
You can work towards additional training qualifications in hybrid technology and air conditioning systems to enhance your employability and personal development.
Our excellent workshop facilities that include ten vehicle ramps, a simulated MOT standard test lane and four-way Hunter laser wheel alignment.
You’ll benefit from 100 hours of industry relevant work placement, giving you hands-on experience within a motor vehicle environment.
All our vehicle technology courses are paperless – using modern learning methods, you will work through your own ePortfolio as you advance your practical skills.
Where could your career take you?
The UK automotive industry is a vital part of our economy.
The wider automotive industry employs more than 856,000 people in over 150 different job roles and our IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) diplomas are internationally recognised awards that can open the door to job opportunities around the world.
Many of our motor vehicle students have gone on to work for independent garages and main dealerships, and following completion of our level 3 qualification you can train in MOT testing.
Some popular career options include:
- Vehicle technician
- Working within main vehicle dealerships
- Master technician
- Motorsport engineer
Where you’ll be studying
Following a £7 million investment, our purpose- built engineering centre opened its doors in 2018 and contains the very latest equipment and resources. Our new centre includes workshops, a stunning exhibition style showroom, classrooms and a state-of-the-art electronics lab.
Based in our multi-million-pound workshops, which are equipped to industry standard, you’ll develop your technical knowledge and practical know-how in the maintenance of automotive vehicles by using the latest diagnostic equipment.
Our workshop has five bays which makes it the largest in the area and contains advanced diagnostic systems such as Autel MaxiDAS, DEC Superscan, Picoscope, Autel Quadscope, Ethos and VAG-COM.
Your Reaseheath experience
As a motor vehicle student, you’ll get to enjoy behind the scenes trips and visits to relevant businesses and sporting venues including track days and visits to car companies. You may have the opportunity to join in social events such as go-karting and paintballing.
We offer a range of additional qualifications and training which is great for your personal development and it’s a valuable addition to your CV. You can train for level 3 awards in electric/hybrid vehicle system repair and replacement or in automotive refrigerant handling.
We also offer an IMI Level 2 Award in MOT Testing (Class 4 and 7)* and IMI Level 3 Award in MOT Test Centre Management* which are approved by VOSA (Vehicle and Operator and Services Agency).
*Candidates must meet entry requirements
Our courses are hands-on, and we work closely with industry to make sure your skills meet the needs of employers. We have strong links with local automotive companies and other industry professionals including industry partnerships with SYNETIQ (Car Transplants), Smiths Autoparts and Grensons.
Based mainly in our well-equipped workshops, time spent in the classroom is kept to a minimum. With the help of our dedicated staff you’ll develop your knowledge of maintaining automotive vehicles and become familiar with vehicle electrics, engines, chassis systems, and braking systems.
Our Level 2 and Level 3 Diplomas include learning more about vehicle electronics, engine management, chassis technology and modern transmission systems. You’ll also learn about vital workplace health and safety practices, vehicle diagnostics and customer services training to fully prepare you for employment in this sector.
You will also complete a 100 hour work experience placement. We have great industry links with local companies which will enhance your learning and make sure you are career ready.
“We have enjoyed an excellent relationship with Reaseheath College spanning many years and Reaseheath is A-Plant’s sole provider of training for our Plant Maintenance Apprenticeship. A-Plant is recognised as providing one of the most valued and sought after apprenticeship programmes in the equipment rental industry and Reaseheath has played an absolutely crucial part in helping us achieve this.
“The structure of the apprenticeship programme allows A-Plant apprentices to balance off the job training with in-house training, ensuring they experience real life exposure in the construction industry whilst receiving supported learning. Our apprentices have the opportunity to learn a valuable trade, gain qualifications and take those first steps towards a rewarding career. We’ve had some fantastic results where our apprentices have progressed through the company to managerial positions.”
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