The Engineering and Motor Vehicle department offers an excellent blend of industry standard provision to equip our learners to develop careers in their chosen industry. Programmes of study are delivered in our purpose built workshops and teaching areas.
Our workshops have been developed in partnership with local and national industry employers and are fully equipped, boasting the very best in advanced technologies. All of our students gain a high standard of skills and are able to progress directly into the workplace after gaining their nationally recognised industry qualifications.
Growth Area: Advanced Manufacturing
Locally the manufacturing sector employs 50,000 staff, with the majority being in engineering roles. As part of the UK’s largest manufacturing region the Liverpool City Region has a diverse mix of global companies including Jaguar Land Rover, Unilever, Pilkington, Ineos and Astra Zeneca alongside Getrag, Johnson Controls, ABB as well as innovative new small and growing companies.
Courses available in Engineering and Motor Vehicle
See below for the full list of Engineering and Motor Vehicle courses available at Riverside College. Please refer to the entry requirements listed further down the page to help identify which level is right for you.
|1||Diploma||Engineering and Manufacturing|
|2||Diploma||Performing Engineering Operations|
|2||VRQ||Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles|
|3||VRQ||Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles|
|2||VRQ||Engineering (Motorsport) – Level 2 PEO|
Once you have made an application to the college you will be invited in for an interview with the admissions team who will help to identify the right course, at the right level to meet your goals and aspirations.
- Mechanical Engineer
- Fabrication Engineer
- Civil Engineer
- Aerospace Engineer
- Electrical Engineer
- Marine Engineer
- Design Engineer
- Automotive Service Technician
- Automotive Diagnostic Technician
More than just a course
The Motor Vehicle industry is ever changing through technology and development. Here at Riverside College, we provide the opportunity to train in our modern, spacious and well equipped workshops with the latest diagnostic equipment alongside staff that have a wealth of Motor Industry experience. You will train as a Vehicle Technician, learning all of the skills that you will need to work in this fast-moving industry, along with work placement opportunities and numerous trips and visits.
Engineering is a diverse and extremely prosperous industry across the world. Here at Riverside College we work closely with global engineering companies to provide an unparalleled learning experience. We provide the opportunity to train using industry standard technology; including virtual reality welding sets, CNC machines and 3D printing suites. With our fantastic industry links we can offer visits and tours to many national engineering companies. We also offer many work placements and a multitude of apprenticeship pathways.
- New specialist workshops
- Trips to motor shows and exhibitions
- Work on live projects with local employers
- Work on the latest technology
- Links with high profile employers
- Excellent progression opportunities
- Attendance at race track events
- Build a rally car
- Green Car project challenge
- Motorsport Cars
Completion of an appropriate Level 2 qualification in Engineering / Motor Vehicle
A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades 9 – 3 including English Language and Maths or Level 1 Engineering.
A minimum of four 9-2 GCSE subject grades, including Maths and English Language
What could these courses lead on to?
At Riverside College you can progress through the levels from entry level to level 3 and beyond with our HNC in Engineering. By achieving qualifications in Engineering and Motor Vehicle you will be able to access a wide range of employment opportunities and apprenticeships with local, national and global employers.
The Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering is ideal for students wishing to progress to university to study foundation degrees, BEng or BSc degrees. The one year Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Technology is designed to prepare students for progression into an apprenticeship or further industry qualifications at a higher level.
The level 3 Motor Vehicle Diploma also prepares students for degrees in motor related subjects, higher apprenticeships or employment in a motor vehicle technician role.