Our Automotive courses are hands-on and practical from day one.

Our Automotive courses are available at Level/s 1, 2, 3

While working on the different cars in the garage you will get the skills to remove and replace various vehicle systems including tyres, brakes and suspensions as well as learning the principles of engines and electrical systems. Other areas covered include chassis and frame, engines, transmissions and vehicle servicing.

Do you live and breathe cars? Are motor vehicles your passion? With over 34 million cars on our road today; the demand for repairing and maintaining motor vehicles in today’s modern world is, and continues to be high. 42% of vacancies are hard to fill due to skills shortages and the industry shows no sign of slowing with
a predicted growth of 3% until at least 2022 in our region which means companies are continually looking for people with the right qualifications and experience.

Our workshops are kitted out with everything you would find in a professional garage including Snap-on code readers, Picoscope oscilloscopes and Bosch KTS diagnostic equipment. You’ll have a range of vehicles to work on with an up to date online learning package that’s both interactive and enhance your learning experience. Outside of the workshop we organise trips, with our level 3 students having the opportunity to assist in the scrutineering of the local Track Rod Rally and industry related shows and employer visits from organisations such as Halfords and Teng tools.

English & Maths

If you haven’t achieved a GCSE Grade 4 (C) in English and/or Maths you will be required to either; take a Functional Skills qualification if you have achieved a Grade 1 or 2, or retake the GCSE if you’ve achieved Grade 3. You will be fully supported by our specialist team ahead of taking the exam.

Career Areas

  • Mechanic
  • Roadside Assistance
  • Automotive Technician
  • Service Manager


These courses are assessed through unit assessments as required. This may include written and practical assessments and observations.


We can help you when deciding which course or option you wish to take. During your course we ensure you develop employability skills and gain relevant experience. We provide information, advice and support when completing your course and progressing to work or going into higher education. When applying for university we can provide support with the UCAS application and Student Finance.