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.

What’s more, if a career in automotive gets your motor racing but you don’t yet have the qualifications required for our Industry Excellence Academy, you’ll be able to start your journey to an exciting career in this vibrant sector in our Centre of Excellence for Automotive. Here you’ll be able to put in place the foundations to progress into the Academy under the guidance of our expert team.

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.


Once you’ve completed your journey with us, there are a number of different career options open to you in the automotive sector ranging from Motor Vehicle Technicians, with an average yearly salary of £28,100 a year, to Service Managers who earn on average £34,300 per 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: 

Moffats Logo


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.

Tetrosyl Logo


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.

Wynn's Logo


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

Download Subject area guide

Find out more about our fantastic courses, outstanding facilities and the career options available to you. Download the subject area guide.

join us at our NEXT OPEN event

Book your place at our next open event to learn all about our Industry Excellence Academy for Automotive, meet our tutors, tour our state-of-the-art workshops and hear about all the opportunities that come with studying Automotive at The Manchester College.

Register now