Logistics & Automotive

It’s a fact of our modern lives that things and people need to move from place to place, safely and efficiently. Whether you drive them, fix them, build them or coordinate their safe arrival at a host of national and international locations, vehicles could be your ticket to hundreds of fulfilling career possibilities.

Explore a logistics industry that’s essential for the operation of almost every other business in the country or get stuck into the finishing paintwork on a brand new vehicle. The subjects are so diverse that, wherever your skills lie, you'll find an exciting and rewarding career path you'll love.

  • Our state-of-the-art facility has industry-specific training vehicles, specialist tools and a 4500 square metre automotive facility. We’re one of only a few colleges to have a bespoke auto-electrical lab.

  • 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 automotive and logistics sectors, often delivering training remotely at employer locations. Our automotive sector has a Training Quality Standard (TQS) Part B certification for our industry expertise.

  • We offer a wide range of industry recognised and accredited qualifications across the 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. You can take short courses to improve certain areas of your knowledge, or study comprehensive diplomas in a specialist discipline.  We even offer the industry-recognised IMI accreditation.

  • 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 interested in fixing and maintaining vehicles, you’ll be based at Openshaw Campus. 

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Available Courses

Warehouse Training Course 5 weeks

Level Entry Level

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Industry Excellence Academy L2 Dip Auto Electrical & Mobile Electrical Principles sponsored by Wynns

Level 2

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Industry Excellence Academy L2 Diploma in Vehicle Fitting Principles sponsored by Moffats

Level 2

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In one of The Manchester College’s 19 Centres of Excellence you’ll develop the skills and gain the qualifications that you need to take the next steps towards your dream career.

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In our unique Industry Excellence Academy you’ll benefit from a programme of study that has been co-developed, and is co-delivered, with one of our industry partners.

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Top Careers Opportunities

Vehicle technicians, mechanics & electricians

Average salary: £24k

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Large goods vehicle drivers

Average salary: £23k

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Postal workers, mail sorters, messengers and couriers

Average salary: £23k

Elementary storage occupations

Average salary: £23k

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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