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Cavan Institute
Motor Vehicle Maintenance

This is an introductory course in Motor Vehicle Maintenance for those who want to find out whether a career in the automotive industry will really suit them. It is ideally suited for students who aspire to apprenticeships in the motor industry and related fields.

Motor Vehicle Maintenance


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This course aims to provide students with a thorough grounding in motor vehicle maintenance practices. The Motor Vehicle Maintenance course will enable students to locate, identify and carry out routine maintenance on a variety of mechanical and electrical components, as well as develop life skills including effective communication techniques, teamwork and independent learning.

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Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or QQI Level 4 Award. Mature applicants (aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements will still be considered.

Further Study

At Cavan Institute: 

Graduates of this course in Motor Vehicle Maintenance may progress to the level 6 course in Renewable and Engineering Technology (Year 2) available at Cavan Institute.


Graduates are also eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes (e.g., automation engineering, automotive management and technology, engineering system maintenance or engineering) at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).

Career Opportunities

This course in Motor Vehicle Maintenance provides students with a general qualification in motor technology and will provide opportunities to work in various aspects of the auto trade.


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Motor Technology.



QQI Level 5 Certificate in Motor Technology.

Motor Vehicle Practice                                                        


Safety and Health at Work                               

Work Experience                                                  

Motor Vehicle Theory


Auto Electricity

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