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Automotive

Are you passionate about cars and have an interest in how they're built and kept running? If you like to solve problems, are willing to learn and enjoy being challenged, choose an Automotive course at Newcastle College.


As a student you will be based in our Automotive Academy, using the latest industry standard equipment to work on Nissan and hybrid vehicles.

Learning under expert teachers, you will explore all areas of the Automotive industry, from vehicle maintenance and servicing, to electrical systems, body repair and paint application.

You could have the chance to compete in national skills competitions and you'll join the Academy's annual Industry Week, taking part in practical tasks set by local automotive garages and dealerships.

On completion of an Automotive course you'll have the skills you need to work in garages, workshops or dealerships.

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What can I study?

Vehicle Accident Repair (Multi-Skilled) - Level 1

Do you love repairing things? This Vehicle Accident Repair (Multi-Skilled) course is for you.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 2nd September 2024
Location: Automotive Academy

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Vehicle Accident Repair (Multi-Skilled) - Level 2

Do you have an interest in cars? Are you keen to learn how to repair and fix vehicles? This Vehicle Accident Repair (Multi-Skilled) course is the perfect step to landing your dream job.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 2nd September 2024
Location: Automotive Academy

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Vehicle Accident Repair (Multi-Skilled) - Level 3

Do you already hold a Level 2 in Automotive and want to learn more about the mechanics behind repairing and fixing vehicles?

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 2nd September 2024
Location: Automotive Academy

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Automotive Maintenance and Repair - Level 1

Develop your understanding of the vehicle systems operations and electric vehicle technology used in the automotive industry.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 2nd September 2024
Location: Automotive Academy

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Automotive Maintenance and Repair - Level 2

This Automotive Maintenance and Repair course teaches you the fundamental service and repair techniques found in the modern automotive industry. 

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 2nd September 2024
Location: Automotive Academy

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Automotive Maintenance and Repair - Level 3

Drive forward your career in the motor vehicle maintenance and repair sector of the Automotive Industry with this technical course.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 2nd September 2024
Location: Automotive Academy

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What can I do with an Automotive qualification?

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 an Automotive qualification?

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