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.

#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

All Automotive Courses

Light Vehicle

Course name Level Start date Location
Vehicle Maintenance
L1 Full Time 2 September 2019 Barry Campus East Cardiff Campus
Auto-Electrical
L2 Part Time 23 September 2019 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Auto-Repair and Maintenance
L2 Part Time 23 September 2019 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Car Repair & Maintenance
L2 Full Time 2 September 2019 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff East Cardiff Campus
Repair & Service of Light Vehicles - Apprenticeship
L2 Part Time 9 September 2019 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Repair & Service of Light Vehicles - Apprenticeship
L3 Part Time 9 September 2019 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Heavy Vehicle

Course name Level Start date Location
Heavy Vehicle
L1 Full Time 2 September 2019 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Repair & Service of Bus & Coach - Apprenticeship
L2 Part Time 9 September 2019 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Repair & Service of Heavy Vehicles - Apprenticeship
L2 Part Time 9 September 2019 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Repair & Service of Bus & Coach - Apprenticeship
L3 Part Time 9 September 2019 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Repair & Service of Heavy Vehicles - Apprenticeship
L3 Part Time 9 September 2019 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Body Paint

Course name Level Start date Location
Body and Paint
L1 Full Time 2 September 2019 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Vehicle Body Repair
L2 Full Time 2 September 2019 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Vehicle Body Repair - Apprenticeship
L2 Part Time 9 September 2019 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Vehicle Refinishing
L2 Full Time 9 September 2019 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Vehicle Refinishing - Apprenticeship
L2 Part Time 9 September 2019 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Vehicle Body Repair - Apprenticeship
Only 4 places left
L3 Part Time 9 September 2019 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Vehicle Refinishing - Apprenticeship
L3 Part Time 9 September 2019 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Vehicle Refinishing - Enhanced
L3 Full Time 2 September 2019 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Professional Courses (MOT and ATA)

Course name Level Start date Location
Automotive Welding (Evenings)
L2 Part Time 9 September 2019 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Automotive Welding (Saturdays)
L2 Part Time 14 September 2019 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Hybrid Vehicle Awareness
L2 Part Time 4 September 2019 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
ATA Light Vehicle Inspection
L3 Part Time 11 September 2019 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
ATA MET
Only 4 places left
L3 Part Time 16 September 2019 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
ATA MET Re-accreditation
Only 3 places left
L3 Part Time 2 September 2019 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
ATA Senior Paint
L3 Part Time 26 September 2019 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
ATA Senior Paint Re-accreditation
L3 Part Time 10 October 2019 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
ATA Senior Panel
L3 Part Time 18 September 2019 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
ATA Senior Panel Re-accreditation
L3 Part Time 3 October 2019 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Automotive Refrigerant Handling
L3 Part Time 1 October 2019 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
IRTEC Inspection
L3 Part Time 2 September 2019 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
IRTEC Inspection Re-accreditation
Only 2 places left
L3 Part Time 2 September 2019 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
MOT CPD
L3 Part Time 2 September 2019 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
MOT Manager
L3 Part Time 9 September 2019 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
MOT Tester
L3 Part Time 23 September 2019 City Centre Campus, Cardiff