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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
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

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.

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

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...
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.
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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.
Photo of Ethan James
I’m now a more confident person, more knowledgeable but still learning, and I would like to open my own body repair and mechanics workshop eventually.
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I’m now a more confident person, more knowledgeable but still learning, and I would like to open my own body repair and mechanics workshop eventually.
Angela
Automotive

The Feed

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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