Automotive

Stand out from the crowd and train for a career in the automotive industry with CAVC.

About Automotive

On our renowned Automotive courses and Apprenticeship programmes you can train to be an Automotive Engineer and choose to specialise in working with light vehicles (e.g. cars) or heavy vehicles (e.g. trucks and buses), or even become a specialist in Body Repair and Refinishing. You will train in dedicated, industry standard facilities fully-equipped with the latest custom made equipment, where you will gain practical skills working on vehicles, with industry qualified staff, as well as through work placements in industry.

Your CAVC

CAVC Automotive students have a great track record for success, representing Wales and winning medals at the prestigious WorldSkills UK finals. CAVC Automotive training facilities are among the best in the country, covering every area of specialism in the industry.

Your Industry

Wales has about 8% of the UK’s automotive manufacturing and has a skilled workforce of 18,000 people and a £3 billion turnover annually. Two luxury car-makers have turned to Wales for their latest developments. Aston Martin Lagonda is expected to create around 750 high-value jobs in the Vale of Glamorgan. TVR have secured a new site in Wales to build their new sportscar.

Your Future

We have a full range of level 3 options for students to progress their training with us at CAVC. Choose to specialise further as you reach a higher level of course. Most students progress directly into employment in the industry after college in jobs such as Mechanic, Body Repair specialist or Quality Engineer. Some students continue their training with us – taking higher level industry qualifications once in work.

Apply for Automotive courses

Body Paint

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Vehicle Body Repair and Refinishing (Introduction) L1 Full Time 2 September 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Vehicle Body Repair (Intermediate) L2 Full Time 2 September 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Vehicle Refinishing (Intermediate) L2 Full Time 2 September 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Vehicle Body Repair and Refinishing (Entry) EL3 Full Time 2 September 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Vehicle Body Repair and Refinishing (Introduction) EL3 Part Time 16 September 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Light Vehicle

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Car Repair and Maintenance (Introduction) L1 Full Time 2 September 2024 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff East Cardiff Campus
Vehicle Mechanics Introduction L1 Part Time 2 September 2024 14 September 2024 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff East Cardiff Campus
Car Repair and Maintenance (Intermediate) L2 Full Time 2 September 2024 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff East Cardiff Campus
Hybrid Vehicle Awareness L3 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Professional Courses (MOT and ATA)

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Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Awareness L1 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
A0OM 009 Welding L2 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
AOM 230 Advanced driver assistance systems L2 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Automotive Welding (Evenings) L2 Part Time 9 September 2024 5 November 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
ATA Light Vehicle Inspection L3 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
ATA MET L3 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
ATA MET Re-accreditation L3 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
ATA Senior Paint L3 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
ATA Senior Paint Re-accreditation L3 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
ATA Senior Panel L3 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
ATA Senior Panel Re-accreditation L3 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Automotive Refrigerant Handling L3 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Hybrid Vehicle Awareness L3 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
IRTEC Inspection L3 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
IRTEC Inspection Re-accreditation L3 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
MOT CPD Group B Vehicles (class 3, 4, 5 & 7) L3 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
MOT Manager L3 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
MOT Tester - Class 4 & 7 L3 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Hybrid Vehicle Awareness - Advanced Accreditation L4 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff