Motor vehicle

Love cars? Enjoy fixing or modifying things to get better performance? We offer the latest technologies and machinery in our specialist workshops.

A word from us

The number of cars on UK roads is still growing, and the average age of cars is increasing which means that less people were buying new cars.

This is good news for people training in the motor vehicle industry.

Motor vehicle technicians repair and service cars, vans, motorbikes, lorries and coaches.

You can work on all vehicle mechanics and electrics, from engines and exhaust systems to air-conditioning and security, via both computer diagnostic testing and hands-on fault finding.

Our study programmes and Apprenticeships cover these elements, and some also train you on body repairs and respray work.

We’re looking for students with strong practical hands-on skills, who are good at problem-solving.

Working with cars also means working with people so you’ll also need to have the potential to develop good customer service and communication skills.

Pass rate

Did you know?

Our Motor Vehicle students use modern and industry standard equipment in our state of the art Engineering Centre.

A word from our students

I have had ‘dead-end’ jobs since school. I was sitting in a call centre thinking why am I here? I decided it was time to make a change. I enrolled at Kirklees College and have never looked back.
I've really surprised myself and can’t wait to see what the future holds, there are so many opportunities.

Rosie Melia
Course: Motor Vehicle Level 2

News

There’s going to be a Kirklees College Takeover at the Huddersfield Town versus Newcastle match on Saturday March 4.

Kirklees College students judged to be the ‘best of the best’ were presented with awards at a special ceremony.

Student Amelia Grey has scooped a national award celebrating her academic success at Kirklees College.

Kirklees College’s new principal Marie Gilluley has started her new role as Principal and Chief Executive and is looking forward to the challenges it will bring.

Well done to Level 2 sport students who were winners of the Mannequin Challenge as part of the college's Enterprise Go.

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