In our Industry Excellence Academy for Automotive you’ll work in our state-of-the-art facility on industry-specific training vehicles, learning all the skills required to motor into a career in this rapidly growing industry.

The automotive sector has a host of fulfilling career possibilities and in our Industry Excellence Academy, you’ll learn everything from basic maintenance and bodywork to diagnosing issues and fitting vehicle components.

While completing your journey through our Industry Excellence Academy you’ll also have the opportunity to obtain industry standard driving qualifications that will open up an exciting range of potential careers.

You’ll receive dedicated ‘employability’ sessions with a named Employability Tutor to develop your skills and knowledge. In addition you will be allocated a dedicated Employability and Partnership Coordinator who will support you every step of the way helping to equip you with the skills you'll need to thrive in the workplace. 

Available Courses

In our Industry Excellence Academy for Automotive you’ll take a course that has been co-developed, and is co-delivered, by one of our leading industry partners. You’ll complete either a Level 2 or Level 3 qualification and a placement with an industry employer of at least 15 days. 

By the time you complete your time in the Industry Excellence Academy for Automotive you’ll have developed an in-depth knowledge of this sector and gained work experience with industry leaders.


The automotive sector offers a vibrant range of career options ranging from Motor Vehicle Technicians, with an average salary of £25,000 a year, to Service Managers who earn on average £38,000 a year.


We aim to bring together industry professionals and our talented students to help secure the best possible future for our students. These partnerships include: 

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Moffats Motor Accessories is a leading distibutor of quality automotive parts and accessories to garage customers. They offer more than 50,000 part numbers featuring some of the best known brands in the automotive industry.

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Tetrosyl Limited is the largest manufacturer and supplier of car care products in Europe and is the UK’s biggest independent oil blender extending its global reach to 100 countries.

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Wynn's are specialists in automotive chemicals and offer a range of additives to prevent and solve problems that affect the operation of the engine.


Explore our gallery. From our outstanding facilities to fantastic work placement opportunities, get a taste of what it’s like working in the industry and see what you can expect from studying at The Manchester College.  

The support I have received has shown me that I can be successful and has really opened my eyes to the opportunities available to me. I have worked at Torr Garage which I really enjoyed. It was very hands on and practical and I got to work with real customers. I gained so much knowledge from it.
Jordan Burdess

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Find out more about automotive, join us at our online event

Join this online event to hear about our new Industry Excellence Academy for Automotive, where you could be studying on courses sponsored by brands like Wynn's, Moffatts and Tetrosyl. 

During the online event you'll hear from current tutors and students about Automotive courses at The Manchester College and the industry professional partners that offer work placements as part of your programme of study, be taken on a virtual tour of the Automotive workshops and facilities, and learn all about the different types of exciting careers that our automotive courses can lead to.

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