About the Department

The Automotive department offers a range of courses that allow students to accelerate their motor vehicle career. Students can learn how to restore cars, carry out paint repairs and paintwork, and gain knowledge of light vehicle fitting principles. These courses involve practical work in automotive garages, allowing students to gain mechanical experience.

Highlighted Courses

City & Guilds Advanced Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles

Level Up Your Auto Skills!

Get ready for an advanced automotive adventure that's all about mastering the ins and outs of light vehicle...

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Automotive Refrigerant Handling IMI Award | Level 3

This course provides a Defra-approved qualification and covers a single unit solution that provides technicians working with cars and car deriv...

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Basic Vehicle Maintenance Beginners’ course

This course will teach you the essential skills to maintain your vehicle for everyday use. Learn how to check your vehicle’s critical fluid s...

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Basic Vehicle Maintenance (Female Only) Beginners’ Course

Aimed at females who may feel more confident in a session with other female drivers, this course teaches you everything you need to know about ...

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Our engineering department facilities are second-to-none, and help you gain industry-standard skills. These include motor vehicle mechanics, body & panel paint repair, electrical installation, mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, and fabrication and welding.

School of Engineering


Here at Leeds City College, we’re keen to encourage our students to progress.

We offer diverse engineering apprenticeship courses – and should you wish to move on to an apprenticeship during your time at the School of Engineering, we can help you take that step.


What automotive courses are available at Leeds City College?

We offer a broad range of automotive courses including: Mechanical Maintenance – Light Vehicle, Vehicle Accident Repair Multi-Skill, Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles, Light Vehicle Fitting Principles, and Accident Repair Principles.

What are the progression routes from these courses?

Progression routes are available from Level 1 to Level 3 within the School of Engineering. University Centre Leeds also offers HNCs and HNDs in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering as a further progression route for Level 3 students.

Does my child need to wear steel toe capped boots?

For practical lessons all students from the School of Engineering will need to have safety boots and coveralls which they will need to purchase themselves, any other relevant equipment will be provided.

Does the college offer any financial support for students?

Yes, students can apply for the college bursary which can pay for travel passes, college meals and trips. Students with children can also gain support with childcare to support their studies.

Which campus is this department based at?

We are based at Printworks Campus.


We are committed to making sure all students and staff are protected from harm. All staff are trained in safeguarding and child protection and our dedicated safeguarding team is on hand for advice and support. Don’t stay silent, we are here for you.

Meet the team


Mitch Scott

Head of Engineering

Matthew Coggins

Deputy Head of Engineering
Wayne Lucas

Wayne Lucas

Programme Manager,
BTEC Engineering
Paul Robertson

Paul Robertson

Programme Manager, Engineering
Paul Courtney

Paul Courtney

Programme Manager, Electrical Installation

Katherine Ireland

Programme Manager (Pastoral & Progression)
Andy Rayner

Andy Rayner

Electrical Installation
Davy Hannah

Davy Hannah

Teacher, Engineering
Stephanie Siviter

Stephanie Siviter

Maths & English Teacher

Lucy Brighton

Programme Manager (English & maths)
Leeds City College