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Automotive

“On your marks, Get set, Go!” Have you got a passion for anything Automotive? Are you a “Petrol Head” or like to “Tinker”, do you enjoy knowing how things work? If so, Automotive might be the best place for you to reach your dreams and aspirations!

Automotive can offer you the chance to become a Vehicle Technician in many professional careers, from racing and engineering to service and repair our courses will take you there. The courses will help you reach your starting line of your future career.

The course offers a variety of Practical and Theory elements to unlock the skills needed to reach your goals within the Automotive sector. Project based learning will be part of the program, allowing you to build on and sharpen your knowledge and skills, working with external companies. Giving you real world access to new technologies, giving you a portfolio of experience that you can use to be successful in finding your career opportunity.

The Automotive Team have a wealth of knowledge that they want to share with you, we pride ourselves on developing you to be industry ready and feel it’s important that you leave the college with future options, but equally have enjoyed your time with us and had a great adventure while learning the subject of Automotive. 

Where could it take me?

Automotive can offer you some amazing experiences and explorations into the subject. From live track day and Motorsport to seeing the latest Automotive Technology. The opportunities are as follows:

Team West Suffolk College will be competing in the 2022 City Car Cup/ Student Motorsport Challenge. Level 3 students will have the opportunity build/ maintain the Toyota Aygo racing car and to work track side in the pit-lane at each championship race.

Engineer and develop a single seater Jet hybrid vehicle to race at Goodwood Festival of speed. Project Sapheria offers Level 1 and level 2 students the chance to build and develop the vehicle as well as link with industry businesses, allowing access to industry technology and gaining experience.

Building and testing a Kit car. The AB performance Arion S2 is currently under construction and will be continuing to be assembled in the new year. WSC has teamed up with MK Sport cars to further develop the offer and help Level 3 students to build, setup and develop the vehicle further.

Throughout the year all students will be invited to attend enrichment activities such as visiting the Motorsport show and Motorcycle show at the NEC. You will meet companies and organisations during the year in organised careers days and employer engagement weeks. Start your career’s engine with the Automotive department at West Suffolk College. 

West Suffolk College's racing car on track
West Suffolk College's racing car on track
West Suffolk College's racing car on track
West Suffolk College's racing car at side of track
West Suffolk College's racing car on track
Racing car under West Suffolk College gazebo
Racing cars lined up posing on track
Motorsport students posing with banners by racing cars

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