In Summer 2021 we opened our brand new facilities at our Openshaw campus, located close to the Etihad stadium.

These new facilities are home to our Industry Excellence Academy for Automotive.

Industry-standard facilities that have been developed specifically for your course, include:

  • An MOT testing bay
  • An auto-electrical workshop
  • A painting workshop
  • A mechanical workshop
  • A machine workshop
  • An electrical diagnostic area
  • Access to our Innovation Lab

These amazing new facilities will provide you with access to everything you will see once you enter the workforce, giving you the best possible chance to prepare for a future career.

First-class industry facilities alongside such a strong employer network will ensure continued student success.

Ayub Moosa, Assistant Principal

Our Openshaw campus is located on Ashton Old Road. It is easy to get to via public transport, with many bus routes stopping directly outside the campus, including the 219 bus running regularly from Manchester Piccadilly Station. Ashbury’s train station and the Etihad Campus Metrolink station are only a 10 minute walk away.  You can find out how to get there from your home address using the Transport for Greater Manchester route planner: Plan a journey | Transport for Greater Manchester (

We also have secure bike storage facilities on site so, with showers on campus, you also have the option to cycle to College.

Additionally, if you are aged 16-18 and live in Greater Manchester, you are entitled to free bus travel across the region seven days a week with ‘Our Pass’ (click the link to find out more and apply). Eligible adult students can also get support with travel costs (click the link to find out more and apply).

See where we are located and get directions below.