Automotive / Motor vehicle

Do you have a passion for cars and want to work in the automotive / motor vehicle or motorsport industry?

With over 38 million vehicles in the UK, the automotive sector is a fast-paced industry to work in. We rely on cars to get us from A to B, we also rely on vehicle technicians to fix things when they go wrong. So, an automotive course at Coleg Gwent could be the start of an exciting journey for you.

Our courses provide you with hands-on training in vehicle maintenance and repair. You’ll get a comprehensive understanding of vehicle systems, diagnostics, and repair techniques and industry knowledge.

We are proud to be a top automotive training provider in South Wales, with an Automotive Technician Accreditation (ATA) centre. Using our state of the art facilities, you will have the chance to work on a range of vehicles. These include diesel, petrol, hybrid, electric vehicles, motorcycles and our own Coleg Gwent race car.

Looking to kickstart a rewarding career in vehicle accident repair? Our Level 1 Vehicle Accident Repair offers a solid foundation in both paint and car body repairs. You’ll get the chance to use our specialist car spraying booth, which is the only one of its kind in Wales, as well as our bodywork repair and engineering workshops.

After finishing the Level 1 course, you can progress to our Level 2 course where you can specialise in either paint or body repairs.

Are you passionate about speed, precision, and pushing the limits of performance? Our motorsport course is your ticket to turning that passion into a thrilling career. Our expertise and tools can help you achieve your dream of working with professional racing teams, designing high-performance vehicles, or mastering motorsport engineering.

You’ll learn from industry-leading professionals with years of experience in motorsport. From the fundamentals of vehicle dynamics to advanced engineering principles, the course covers every aspect of motorsport.

After finishing your course, you can enter the workforce or choose to specialise with more training. So, come and join us and get the wheels in motion for your career in the motor vehicle industry!

Whether classic cars, motorbikes, or Formula 1 excite you, there are plenty of career options available, including:

  • Automotive engineer
  • Manager
  • Car mechanic
  • Fitter
  • Technician
  • Vehicle Painter
  • Vehicle Body Repairer
  • Motorsport Engineer
  • Race Engineer

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15 courses available

I’ve never worked on cars before, so I was nervous coming to college. But I’d recommend Coleg Gwent to anyone wanting to do automotive engineering as I’ve learnt so much in the space of a year. The facilities here are the standard you’d find at most garages, with lots of cars to practice on.

Courtney Williams
Level 3 Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

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