Logistics & Automotive

If you’re fascinated by how things work and love pulling items apart to see how they connect together, look no further than engineering and logistics. Whether you want to be designing systems or cities, managing nationwide transportation or overseeing electronic experiments, you’ll find an incredible career path for you!

Explore a logistics industry that’s essential for the operation of almost every other business in the country or get stuck into the nuts and bolts of electrical engineering. With over a thousand new jobs expected in the next 4 years and civil engineering positions expected to rise up to 15% by 2018, you could be creating new roads, buildings and products, or making sure they’re functioning effectively.

  • At our state-of-the-art facility, you’ll find industry-specific training vehicles and specialist tooling, along with dedicated areas for a range of engineering, logistics and driver training courses. You’ll also be able to complete practical engineering projects in industry-standard labs, using specific site techniques and data analysis to advance your expertise.

  • We’re one of the UK’s largest training organisations and a leading provider of skills for the road transport, passenger transport and logistics sector. We have a host of excellent connections with businesses in the logistics and engineering sectors, often delivering training remotely at employer locations. We’re an academic partner to the Society of Operations Engineers (SOE) and are the only irtec (Institute of Road Transport Engineers Certification) assessment centre in the UK to offer all four levels and disciplines in the technician licensing programme.

  • We offer a wide range of industry recognised and accredited qualifications across the logistics, driver training and engineering sectors at The Manchester College. You could train to become a taxi, minibus, or LGV driver with us, complete an irtec technician licensing assessment, or study for an official qualification from the Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport. Our engineering courses cover diplomas in both Level 2 and Level 3 subject areas.

  • You’ll head over to our Wythenshawe Campus in south Manchester if you’d like to take a logistics course or complete a driver training programme. If you’re looking for our engineering facilities you’ll find them at our Openshaw Campus, which is where you’ll also take any irtec assessments. For an A level in electronics or an Access to HE course in engineering, you’ll find yourself in the city centre at our Shena Simon Campus or Centre of Excellence for Medical Sciences.

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Logistics and Transport

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PCV Cat D and DE Driver Assessments


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Vehicle Tail Lift Awareness Training


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Top Careers Opportunities

Large goods vehicle drivers

Average salary: £32k

Postal workers, mail sorters, messengers and couriers

Average salary: £25k

Elementary storage occupations

Average salary: £23k

Van drivers

Average salary: £22k

Delivering this type of training to a national organisation like Ainscough Crane Hire with the number of depots and engineers has its challenges, both with organisation and logistics, however the team at The Manchester College achieve this to an excellent standard.

Graham Weights, Ainscough • Mobile crane (carrier) inspection and maintenance course

The training I received from The Manchester College was expertly delivered and provided a solid base for me to begin my own journey as a Professional PCV Driving Instructor.

Paul Jarratt • Edexcel NVQ Level 3 Diploma in PCV Driving Instructor

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