Motor Vehicle at Sunderland College

Is it for me?

You will need to have a real interest in the industry and be knowledgeable about its technology. You will also need to have excellent maths and IT skills, good communication skills, the ability to problem solve with a good attention to detail.

Motor Vehicle at Sunderland College

Our facilities

You'll study this subject full-time at City Campus or as an apprenticeship and will have access to our state-of-the-art workshop with electrical/ hydraulic two post vehicle lifts and scissor lifts, tyre changing area, MOT test bay, petrol and diesel emission testing, diagnostic equipment, full range of portable vehicle lifting and supporting equipment, wide range of high-quality general tooling and industry-standard spray booths including computer controlled drying speeds for both water and solvent paints.

Motor Vehicle at Sunderland College

Career ready

We work with the following employers to help you get career ready and gain real work skills:Nissan, HB Body, Roar Polishing, Supertune Automotive.

Motor Vehicle at Sunderland College

of our motor vehicle students progressed to employment or further study.*

*Destination data, academic year 2016/17 (FT FE 16-18 students)

College of the Year

*Pearson BTEC College of the Year 2019

Expert & friendly support


There will be 7,241 jobs in Motor Vehicle in the region in 2024 (NE).

Careers could include: MOT Tster, Automotive Engineer, Light Vehicle Service Technician or Paint Sprayer.

There are currently 8,544 Vehicle Technicians employed in our local region and they earn £23,483 a year.

Vehicle Technicians, Mechanics and Electricians

Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians accept calls for help and repair and service the mechanical parts and electrical/electronic circuitry and components of cars, lorries, buses, motorcycles and other motor vehicles, and repair and service auto air-conditioning systems.

Medium Salary

£ 28663

6002 people employed as Vehicle Technicians, Mechanics and Electricians in the current year.

Vehicle Body Builders and Repairers

Job holders in this unit group construct and repair the bodies of road vehicles, and fit interior and exterior fittings to vehicle bodies.

Medium Salary

£ 26874

1059 people employed as Vehicle Body Builders and Repairers in the current year.