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Newcastle College Automotive Academy offers specialist training in the automotive sector. Accredited by the Institute of Motor Industry and AutoRaise, our facilities replicate those found in industry, providing our students with real knowledge and experience of work. As a student you can train in our industry standard Automotive Academy, based on Invincible Drive in Newcastle.

We deliver a range of apprenticeships and full time courses for 16-18 year olds and adults. We offer a full suite of training with our courses covering everything from vehicle maintenance to vehicle repair to painting and refinishing. The courses are delivered by experienced tutors who have experience within the industry and we work with local employers to deliver advanced masterclasses and experience of work for our students and apprentices. Many of our alumni have gone on to set up their businesses and work for companies like Nissan and Vertu Motors.

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What can I do with a qualification in Automotive?

Daily tasks:

  • Repairs and services air conditioning, heating and engine-cooling systems.
  • Installs additional electrical amenities such as radio/CD players, aerials.
  • Checks condition of electrical/electronic systems and carries out servicing tasks.
  • Diagnoses faults in electrical/electronic circuitry, removes faulty components and fits replacements.
  • Carries out routine maintenance checks on oil and air filters, brakes and other vehicle parts/systems.
  • Reassembles, tests, adjusts and tunes the appropriate parts, systems or entire engine.
  • Removes, dismantles, repairs and replaces defective parts and prepares new parts using appropriate tools.
  • Visually checks, test drives or uses test equipment to diagnose engine and mechanical faults.

Median Salary

£25,953 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Positions, secures and repairs external fittings including windows, doors, door handles, catches and roof attachments.
  • Installs and repairs interior fittings including seats, seatbelts and fascia in cars, sinks and special features in caravans and mobile shops.
  • Hammers out dents in bodywork, fills in small depressions or corroded areas in solder, plastic or other filler compound and replaces body panels using hand and power tools.
  • Repairs damage to chassis and engine mountings using hydraulic rams, jacks and jigs.
  • Selects, cuts, shapes and assembles materials to form parts of vehicle underframe, framework and body.
  • Diagnoses job requirements or ascertains work specifications from drawings or instructions.

Median Salary

£24,160 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Liaises with professional staff in carrying out care plans etc.
  • Monitors service users.
  • Undertakes light cleaning and domestic duties including meal preparation as required.
  • Helps with daily activities such as letter writing, paying bills, collecting benefits.
  • Provides interest and activities to stimulate and engage the service user.
  • Generally assists with service users.
  • Serves meals to service users at table or in bed, and assists with feeding if required.
  • Assists and enables service users to dress, undress, wash, use the toilet and bathe.

Median Salary

£19,742 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Orders new supplies, arranges storage and updates stock records.
  • Organises delivery of parts and handles payment.
  • Obtains parts from store or orders from suppliers.
  • Receives orders for parts by phone, email or in person and checks availability on stock record.
  • Updates stock record, orders new vehicles from manufacturer, buys in used cars.
  • Carries out pre-delivery inspection and formal hand-over of vehicle to customer.
  • Negotiates sale price including any ‘trade-in’ and extra accessories, works out finance arrangements and completes sales paperwork.
  • Discusses customer.

Median Salary

£21,849 View more

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