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 Apprenticeships training programmes you can train to be an Automotive Engineer and choose to specialise in working with light (eg. cars) or heavy (eg. trucks, buses etc) vehicles, or become a specialist in Body Repair and Refinishing. You will train in our dedicated Automotive Centre and large workshops where you gain practical skills working on vehicles, with industry qualified staff, as well as through work placements in industry.

Apply for Automotive courses

Light Vehicle

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Vehicle Maintenance
Course full
L1 Full Time 31 August 2020 Barry Campus East Cardiff Campus
Auto-Electrical
Only 3 places left
L2 Part Time 21 September 2020 East Cardiff Campus
Car Repair & Maintenance
Only 1 places left
L2 Full Time 31 August 2020 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff East Cardiff Campus
Light Vehicle
Course full
L2 Part Time 7 September 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Repair & Service of Light Vehicles - Apprenticeship
L2 Part Time 7 September 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Heavy Vehicle

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Heavy Vehicle
Course full
L1 Full Time 31 August 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Heavy Vehicle
L2 Part Time 7 September 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Repair & Service of Heavy Vehicles - Apprenticeship
L2 Part Time 7 September 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Repair & Service of Bus & Coach - Apprenticeship
Only 2 places left
L3 Part Time 7 September 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Body Paint

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Body and Paint
Only 3 places left
L1 Full Time 31 August 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Vehicle Body Repair
Course full
L2 Full Time 31 August 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Vehicle Body Repair
Only 2 places left
L2 Part Time 7 September 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Vehicle Refinishing
Only 1 places left
L2 Full Time 31 August 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Vehicle Refinishing
L2 Part Time 7 September 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Vehicle Refinishing - Apprenticeship
L2 Part Time 7 September 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Vehicle Body Repair - Apprenticeship
Only 1 places left
L3 Part Time 7 September 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Vehicle Body Repair - Enhanced
Course full
L3 Full Time 31 August 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Vehicle Refinishing - Apprenticeship
Course full
L3 Part Time 7 September 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Vehicle Refinishing - Enhanced
Course full
L3 Full Time 31 August 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Professional Courses (MOT and ATA)

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Abrasive Wheels
L1 Part Time 1 October 2020 4 January 2021 1 March 2021 Barry Campus
Automotive Welding
L1 L2 Part Time 3 October 2020 5 October 2020 30 November 2020 8 February 2021 19 April 2021 7 June 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff City Centre Campus, Cardiff
A0OM 009 Welding
L2 Part Time 31 August 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
AOM 230 Advanced driver assistance systems
L2 Part Time 31 August 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Hybrid Vehicle Awareness
L2 Part Time Contact us for dates 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 31 August 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
ATA Senior Paint
L3 Part Time 1 September 2020 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
IRTEC Inspection
L3 Part Time 31 August 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
IRTEC Inspection Re-accreditation
L3 Part Time 31 August 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
MOT Manager
L3 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
MOT Tester
L2 L3 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff

#YourCAVC

CAVC Automotive students have a great track record for success, representing Wales and winning medals at the prestigious World Skills UK finals.

#YourIndustry

Wales has about 8% of the UK’s automotive manufacturing, the majority of automotive manufacturers in Wales are in the supply chain and are producing components (Wales Automotive Forum, LSkIP, 2017). Engineering companies are projected to need 182,000 people with engineering skills each year to 2022 (Semta, 2016).

#YourFuture

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