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

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 James

Level 2 Motorcycle Maintenance

What’s New

Catch up with the latest news & events in automotive studies at Wakefield College...

Castleford Campus named as automotive studies showcase centre

Thursday, 26 October, 2017

Wakefield College’s Castleford Campus has been named as a showcase centre for motor vehicle study by the ABC awarding body.

Wakefield College teams up with Yamaha Motor Europe

Tuesday, 15 August, 2017

A former engineering student from Wakefield College has ensured future motorcycle studies learners can get to grips with a host of top of the range bikes after his employer Yamaha loaned motorcycles worth more than £80,000 to the College.

National Apprenticeships Week

Friday, 22 March, 2013

The Shadow Home Secretary and local MP, Yvette Cooper visited the Castleford Campus recently as part of National Apprenticeships Week. Yvette was welcomed to the College by Assistant Principal, Jo Simister and Programme Area Manager, Mark Butcher.

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Case Studies

What our students say about us...

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 James

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 Westwood

Certificate in Motor Vehicle Studies

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I think what I’ve enjoyed most about this course is the hands-on experience in the fantastic facilities.

Charlotte Steemson

Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

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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 Trotter

Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

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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 James

Level 2 Motorcycle Maintenance

Browse case studies

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Level 2 Motorcycle Maintenance

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Certificate in Motor Vehicle Studies

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Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

Photo of Angela Trotter Angela Trotter

Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

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 Westwood

Certificate in Motor Vehicle Studies

Automotive Courses

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