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. 

Apply for Automotive courses

Light Vehicle

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Vehicle Maintenance
L1 Full Time 30 August 2021 Barry Campus East Cardiff Campus
Auto-Electrical
L2 Part Time 20 September 2021 East Cardiff Campus
Auto-Repair and Maintenance
L2 Part Time 20 September 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Car Repair & Maintenance
L2 Full Time 30 August 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff East Cardiff Campus
Light Vehicle
L2 Part Time 6 September 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Repair & Service of Light Vehicles - Apprenticeship
L2 Part Time 6 September 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Repair & Service of Light Vehicles - Apprenticeship
L3 Part Time 6 September 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Vehicle Repair & Maintenance - Enhanced
L3 Full Time 30 August 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Heavy Vehicle

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Heavy Vehicle
L1 Full Time 30 August 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Heavy Vehicle
L2 Part Time 6 September 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Repair & Service of Heavy Vehicles - Apprenticeship
L2 Part Time 6 September 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Repair & Service of Heavy Vehicles - Apprenticeship
L3 Part Time 6 September 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Body Paint

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Body and Paint
L1 Full Time 30 August 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Vehicle Body Repair
L2 Full Time 30 August 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Vehicle Body Repair - Apprenticeship
Only 4 places left
L2 Part Time 6 September 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Vehicle Refinishing
L2 Full Time 30 August 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Vehicle Refinishing
L2 Part Time 6 September 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Vehicle Refinishing - Apprenticeship
Only 4 places left
L2 Part Time 6 September 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Vehicle Body Repair - Apprenticeship
Only 4 places left
L3 Part Time 6 September 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Vehicle Refinishing - Apprenticeship
L3 Part Time 6 September 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Professional Courses (MOT and ATA)

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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 4 January 2021 8 March 2021 17 May 2021 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 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
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 Manager
L3 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
MOT Tester
L3 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff

Your CAVC

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

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. In addition, BritishVolt are developing plans for a gigaplant factory in the Vale of Glamorgan potentially leading to 3500 jobs for the region.

Your Future

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.