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Welcome to Automotive

Nowadays the motor vehicle industry is about so much more than just cars! With companies like Tesla leading the way in developing cutting-edge technology, a career in this field could be one of the most interesting and varied around.


“The staff and tutors who taught me at college were brilliant. No question was left unanswered and I was given help if I required it, or asked for it. I learnt the basics of mechanics as well as enhancing my team working skills.”

Arron Fairweather, former Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair student

Why should I study at The Sheffield College?

  • Train for a range of careers including as a motor vehicle breakdown engineer, auto mechanic, vehicle paint technician, quality testing engineer and much more
  • Be taught by industry specialists who are passionate about your progress
  • Train in our state-of-the-art motor vehicle facilities, which includes our Renault Zoe electric vehicle
  • Our qualifications have been designed with employers, so they are industry standard and you’re studying the latest topics
  • Fantastic work placement opportunities available at our top employer partners
  • English and maths support is available to all students

Where will I be studying?

Our motor vehicle students are based at our recently refurbished Olive Grove Campus, where we've invested over £8 million in state-of-the-art automotive facilities so that you're getting the very best experience and are ready to start employment when you leave us.



Who we work with

Our students have fantastic opportunities to work and learn alongside some of the best employers in the region, including:

  • JCT600
  • Europa
  • Autotech
  • OC Motor Repairs

Work-Related Activity, Trips and Visits

As a student at The Sheffield College, you will be encouraged to spend time with an employer in a real life or simulated working environment as part of your study programme.

We work closely with employers across Sheffield and the region to make sure you develop the exact skills and industry-specific knowledge that will enable you to shine throughout your career.

We create opportunities for you to:

  • work on live projects with employers
  • engage in industry expert masterclasses and talks
  • visit employers at their place of work
  • undertake industry placements and much more

What can you do after?

By 2028, there will be over 15,850 jobs in automotive in South Yorkshire providing opportunities for employment as a:

  • Motor Mechanic
  • Vehicle Body Repairer
  • Motor Vehicle Fitter
  • Quality Testing Engineer

After finishing their studies with us, many students go on to university or into employment.

Careers advice during your studies

Need a hand figuring out your career plan?

Our Careers Advice Team are available throughout your studies to provide advice and guidance.

Example careers

Ever wondered how much an accountant is South Yorkshire earns? Or what skills you need to become a developer?

Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians

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Vehicle and parts salespersons and advisors

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Motor vehicle breakdown engineer

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What Courses are available

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Motor Vehicle Accident Repair

Olive Grove Campus
Level 2

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