Start your engines! New Automotive pathway revs into action

Start your engines! New Automotive pathway revs into action at The Academy Grimsby

We’ve added a brand new automotive course to our vocational pathway options and applications for 2021 are now open!

Do you have a passion for cars or want to work in a growing industry that’s actively looking for a more skilled workforce? Our operational workshops located at Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education (GIFHE) are kitted out with everything you would find in a professional garage.

Deputy Principal, Matthew Holness said: “This is a first for The Academy Grimsby and a first for the area. No other 14-16-year-old academy offers an opportunity like this. It’s completely unique.”

During the automotive course you will learn a variety of skills including:

  • How to change tyres
  • How to work on brakes, suspensions, chassis frames, engines, transmission systems and servicing
  • Projects working on electric and hybrid vehicles

Lee Carr the pathway tutor said: “We’ve just been awarded a series of grants that will see our workshops receive some really exciting updates. They will be upgraded to accommodate new hybrid and cutting-edge electric vehicles as well as high-tech new ramps.” So it’s the perfect time to apply for our automotive pathway!

Once you’ve completed the course, you’ll receive a Level 2 certificate in light vehicle maintenance. Giving you a huge head-start if you’re looking to pursue a career in automotive engineering. It’s a fantastic opportunity to get ahead in a really employable industry.

Matthew added: “If any current year nine or year 10 students – or their parents or guardians – are interested in finding out more, please do get in touch to arrange a tour or virtual tour. The facilities are world-class and really need to be seen to be believed.”

If this sounds like the perfect pathway for you…

Find out more information about the course and how to apply for 2021 by clicking here.