Skip to content


Lovers of cars will love our Automotive courses. They’re a fast track to working on some of the most exciting machines on the planet. Hands-on training means you’ll work on real engines, vehicles and a variety of mechanical parts. Our workshops feature industry-standard equipment and kit that reflect a working garage, so when you land your first job as an automotive technician or mechanic, you will be ready!

Female learner working on an engine with other learners in the background

Build your career in

Our range of automotive study programmes will train you for many areas of the industry.

As well as being actively encouraged to apply theory to practice, you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in our fully equipped modern workshops, supported by qualified and experienced tutors throughout your development.

We also have many trade contacts, which can lead to work experience or employment opportunities.

Specialisms include: Light Vehicle Inspection, Maintenance and Repair and Vehicle Accident Repair (Paint).

Automotive lecturer demonstrating to learners
Close up of automotive learner with engine.

Vehicle Accident Repair

  • Gain experience using the latest equipment in body repair and refinishing in our amazing workshop
  • Work in small groups doing real repairs on real vehicles
  • Learn all about the range of techniques used in repair of accident damaged vehicles – body repairs; panel replacements; preparation and application of paints & finishes; welding and bonding
  • Learn about new developments in the motor industry such as use of sensor technologies and their importance in body repair

Careers in the Automotive Sector

Book a Taster Event and come visit us!

Come and visit us on one of our college Taster Events, where you can find out more about our courses, check out our facilities and speak to current learners and staff.

Two learners talking to a member of staff in the welding workshop.

Help & Support

Moving from school to college can be something of a culture shock. But at Suffolk New College we’ve created a supportive, social environment where you can easily get access to the help and advice you need, make new friends and get the most out of your time with us.

Two learners sitting in the learning curve reading books.