Your future starts here.


Do you want to work in a rapidly changing industry incorporating new technologies and keeping the population mobile? A career in the automotive industry offers opportunities to become expert in body repair or repair and maintenance, including in the growing area of electric and hybrid vehicles.

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As well as a host of full-time courses, we also offer part-time courses in Automotive where you can study at a location near you with daytime, evening and weekend options.

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Extra electric vehicle technicians required in the UK by 2030¹

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I wanted the opportunity to change direction and that’s why I decided to go back to College. I’m a bit older than most of the other students in the class and I’ve had to balance family life with college work and working part-time but I managed.”

Leam Antonio

Leam worked in the construction industry, then successfully completed Diploma in Automotive Maintenance & Repair Principles (Level 1) at NESCol and is now considering his options in self-employment and further study.

Career opportunities

Engineer, Motor Mechanic, Motor Vehicle Breakdown, Motor Vehicle Fitter, Motor Vehicle Parts Person, Motor Vehicle Technician, Vehicle Body Repairer and Vehicle Spray Painter.


Motor mechanics employed in Scotland²

Where you can study

At Fraserburgh and Altens campuses our students learn in surroundings that replicate the world of work — from automotive workshops, complete with spray booths, to professional welding facilities and much more. A major focus is on developing the College’s resources dedicated to energy transition, with exciting investment plans.

Study Automotive in Aberdeen

  • 500+ students
  • Fitness Suite
  • 2 Cafés
  • Quiet & social areas

Our Aberdeen Altens Campus houses many of the engineering, construction and automotive courses on offer.

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Study Automotive in Fraserburgh

  • 950+ students
  • Fitness Suite
  • 2 Cafés
  • Quiet & social areas

The bright and modern Fraserburgh Campus provides a fantastic environment for NESCol students, staff and visitors.

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Study part-time

Part-time courses are offered at locations throughout the region.

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What our students think

In autumn 2023, more than 5,000 full-time students responded to our First Impressions Survey (88% of those eligible) and we are delighted to share some of the feedback we received.

98% Of full-time students believe they are treated fairly
"NESCol is a fair, kind, welcoming environment, with friendly and supportive staff. I love coming here."
97% Of full-time students are satisfied with their course
"NESCol helped me gain my confidence again after a huge gap in my studies."
96% Of full-time students enjoyed attending College

Student stories

Don’t take our word for it!

Find out what our students think about studying at NESCol

Get in touch

Our student advisers can help with any application enquiries.

Contact the team directly by calling 01224 612330, dropping into your local Student Advice Centre, or by emailing Student advisors are also available on LiveChat when the chat icon appears at the bottom of our website.

¹ Source: The Social Market Foundation
² Source: Oxford Economics