Focus On: Automotive

Find out all you need to know about studying Automotive at North East Scotland College.

Student Stories

Find out what our students think about studying Automotive at NESCol.

Careers

Opportunities to become an expert in repair and maintenance or body repair.

Courses

Learn in purpose-built practical workshops, using industry-standard facilities.

Talk to the Team

Our team can answer your questions!

The automotive industry is one that is rapidly changing. The increasing use of electrical, hydrogen-powered and hybrid vehicles, as well as the emergence of sensor technologies and the eventual development of the driver-less car, makes this one of the most exciting fields of employment at the moment.

All these vehicles, as well as traditional motor-vehicles, need to be checked, maintained and repaired. Courses in automotive give you the skills you need to enter this evolving world and start to build a career.

Student Stories

Find out what our students think about studying Automotive at NESCol.

Loanna worked in care before deciding that she wanted to change her career path and enrolled on the Diploma in Automotive Maintenance and Repair Principals Level 1 at NESCol’s Fraserburgh Campus.

Careers

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 repair and maintenance or body repair.

13,400

automotive industry jobs in Scotland.

Automotive courses could lead to the following careers:

  • Motor Mechanic
  • Motor Vehicle Technician
  • Motor Vehicle Breakdown Engineer
  • Motor Vehicle Fitter
  • Vehicle Body Repairer
  • Vehicle Spray Painter
  • Motor Vehicle Parts Person
Statistics Source: My World of Work

Courses

The broad range of skills acquired on an Automotive course will place you in a strong position for progression towards further study, an apprenticeship or employment.
NESCol boasts excellent industry connections and you will have opportunities to network with potential employers.

Study in Aberdeen

Study Automotive full-time in Aberdeen. Applications are open now!

Study in Fraserburgh

Study Automotive full-time in Fraserburgh. Applications are open now!

Explore Automotive

Want to study Automotive but not sure which course or level to apply for? We can recommend the best course for you!

Modern Apprenticehips

Are you an employer or already employed in the Automotive sector?

Need help with your application?

Our student advisers can help with any application enquiries. Contact them at any time on studentadvice@nescol.ac.uk, or use the live chat: Monday-Thursday 9am-4.30pm, Friday 9am-3.30pm.

Every Friday in June we will be running a live Application Workshop, where advisers will be on hand between 10am-12pm to answer your application questions!

Talk to the Team

On Wednesday we’re hosting an online open session to provide all the information you need on opportunities in automotive. Our experts will be on hand from 3-5pm to answer your queries by email, through live chat and call-back. Complete the form below and we’ll make sure your query is directed to the right person to talk to. If you can’t join us on the day, we’ll get back to you at a time that suits.

Need help with your application?

Our student advisers can help with any application enquiries. Contact them at any time on studentadvice@nescol.ac.uk, or use the live chat: Monday-Thursday 9am-4.30pm, Friday 9am-3.30pm.

Every Friday in June we will be running a live Application Workshop, where advisers will be on hand between 10am-12pm to answer your application questions!