Motor Vehicle students at East Durham College working on cars

Motor Vehicle

East Durham College's motor vehicle courses are delivered from a new purpose-built workshop at the College's Technical Academy.

The workshop includes motor vehicle engineering facilities of the highest standard. Students learn from a team of highly qualified staff whose skills, experience and expertise ensuring they receive the very best training available.

Areas of Study

Motor vehicle engineering is becoming an increasingly popular course area choice with students. The motor vehicle courses available teach students a range of practical skills related to the type of work undertaken in the motor vehicle industry. Areas of study include:

  • Working safely and effectively
  • Vehicle construction and routine maintenance
  • Chassis technology
  • Engine technology
  • Transmission technology

You will take part in a range of light vehicle maintenance and repair tasks which will help give you the opportunity to go on to a motor vehicle apprenticeship or work in the industry.


Further career opportunities include positions within the armed forces and in research & development as trainee technicians and engineers - as well as access to Higher Education courses in motor vehicle design and development engineering.

For more information, please call Student Serives on 0191 518 8222.

To see full details on each of our motor vehicle maintenance courses, run at The Technical Academy in Peterlee, County Durham, please click on any of the courses listed below.

Available full and part time course(s) listed below:

The full time courses listed below are for the academic year 2019/20, starting September 2019. For part-time courses please see the start date within the course page itself.

Employment Stats & Facts In This Sector

Infographic detailing key employment stats in motor vehicle maintenance, these details can be found in the career coach section of our website