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Automotive

As a nation we love our cars, the industry desperately needs qualified, highly skilled people

Automotive at Wakefield College

If you’re enthusiastic about cars and motorcycles, studying a motor vehicle course with us could help you to turn your passion into a career.

In superb, purpose-built, fully equipped motor vehicle workshops at our Castleford Campus, you’ll study towards qualifications in motor vehicle/motorcycle engineering and body repair and refinishing.

You’ll be getting your hands dirty working on real cars and bikes, learning the skills needed for a career in the sector. Our tutors have a wealth of experience, from working in vehicle maintenance and repair to race teams and specialised vehicle support.

One thing you’ll have in common is a passion for all things automotive, which makes for a hugely energetic and rewarding learning environment.

Key Points
  • Realistic working environment – the students work with the latest technology on real vehicles from a regular client base
  • Visits to various motor sports/motorcycle shows across the country
The atmosphere at the college is brilliant, the tutors are great, specially to those who have just started doing the course and need advice. After this I’m going to go down the apprenticeship route, preferably working on fire engines or in a garage with a fleet.
Naomh
Automotive

What’s New

Catch up with the latest news and events in Automotive at Wakefield College...
Member of staff achieved Yamaha’s Technical Academy (Europe) Silver Certificate.

Monday, 08 October, 2018

Richard Van Steenis, Yamaha Executive presenting Ian Smith, Motor Cycle Lecturer with a certificate of completion for Yamaha's Technical Academy (Europe) Silver Certificate in Amsterdam.

JCT600 and Me – new College partnership

Thursday, 18 January, 2018

Wakefield College and JCT600 are excited to be setting up a new partnership, which allows students the chance to undertake work placements.

I’m really enjoying the course, learning more and getting more into the workings of HGV’s. I really enjoy the Engineering unit as its more hands on and you can see what you have done.
Brooke
Automotive

Study Packs

Have you ever wondered what type of work students do on their course at college? Check out our sample study packs to find out.

They contain work you can complete at your own pace that will help develop your independent learning skills and prepare you for your next steps with Wakefield College.

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(Re)Watch our Virtual Open Event

(Re)Watch our virtual online Open Event with staff interviews, Q&As, virtual campus tours, college updates and more.

Virtual Open Event
19 June, 2021

Join us for our Virtual Open Event with staff & student interviews, Q&As, virtual campus tours, college updates and more.

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Case Studies

What our students say about us...
The atmosphere at the college is brilliant, the tutors are great, specially to those who have just started doing the course and need advice. After this I’m going to go down the apprenticeship route, preferably working on fire engines or in a garage with a fleet.
Naomh
Level 2 Diploma in Heavy Vehicle
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I’m really enjoying the course, learning more and getting more into the workings of HGV’s. I really enjoy the Engineering unit as its more hands on and you can see what you have done.
Brooke
Level 2 Diploma in Heavy Vehicle
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I love the fact that it’s hand on and practical. It’s a great atmosphere down in the workshops and the course is great for developing your skills and building up your independence.
Scott
Certificate in Motor Vehicle Studies
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My name is Ethan James and I’m doing Level 2 Motorcycle maintenance. When I’ve finished at Wakefield College I’m hoping to get a job or apprenticeship as a motorcycle mechanic in a local garage or a motorcycle dealer and just work on bikes all the time.
Ethan
Level 2 Motorcycle Maintenance
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I love the fact that it’s hand on and practical. It’s a great atmosphere down in the workshops and the course is great for developing your skills and building up your independence.
Scott
Automotive
My name is Ethan James and I’m doing Level 2 Motorcycle maintenance. When I’ve finished at Wakefield College I’m hoping to get a job or apprenticeship as a motorcycle mechanic in a local garage or a motorcycle dealer and just work on bikes all the time.
Ethan
Automotive

The Feed

Former motorcycle student racing to the top!
Former motorcycle student racing to the top!

Former Wakefield College motorcycle student, Ryan Firbank, now works for H.R.C ( Honda Racing Corporation)! Here is Ryan tending to the 2021 championship winning Honda Fireblade and with H.R.C Team Principal Havier Beltran and 2021 Superstock 1000 champion Tom Neave seated on the Honda Fireblade.

Automotive
22 November, 2021
AES UK LTD deliver new kit and training
AES UK LTD deliver new kit and training

Last Friday Tom from AES UK LTD (Automotive Equipment Solutions UK Ltd) delivered some updated training to some of our staff as well as delivering our new JOSAM Wheel alignment kit for the HGV department! An absolutely invaluable piece of kit for our learners to use and learn with industry standard…

Automotive
1 September, 2021
Automotive Students Keeping it Cool
Automotive Students Keeping it Cool

Last week we took delivery of an air conditioning unit from Vehvac. This will be used in both our light vehicle and heavy vehicle maintenance apprenticeships. Vehvac also provided us with the necessary equipment for manual re-gassing and diagnostics along with a lot of learning resources and manuals.

Phil…

Automotive
13 April, 2021
Thank you Yamaha
Thank you Yamaha

Thank you Yamaha for the delivery of the new NIKEN 1000cc, we really appreciate your continued support and partnership with Wakefield College. We are very privileged to have been given this motor cycle, these motor cycles are only sold by specialised dealers throughout Europe.

Automotive
11 January, 2019
Motorcyle Live visit
Motorcyle Live visit

Our level 2 and 3 Motorcycle students visiting the Motorcyle Live event at the NEC Birmingham this week

Automotive
21 November, 2018

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