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Newcastle College's Automotive Academy offers specialist training in the automotive sector. As a student, you will train in our industry-standard and dedicated Academy based on Invincible Drive in Newcastle. Our facilities replicate those found in industry and are supported by local car manufacturers, dealerships and garages, providing you with real knowledge and work experience.

We deliver a range of apprenticeships and full-time courses for 16-18-year-olds and adults, offering you a chance to specialise in vehicle maintenance and repair, or accident repair. All of our courses are delivered by experienced tutors who have experience within the industry and we work with local employers to deliver advanced masterclasses and work experience 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.

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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.

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What can I do with a qualification in Automotive?

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