Northumberland College has become the first college in the country to become an MOT approved Test Centre

Northumberland College has become the first college in the country to become an MOT approved Test Centre  
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The College’s state-of-the-art motor vehicle workshop, based at its Ashington campus on College road has been approved by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), for its latest commercial venture in carrying out MOT testing, servicing and fast-fit repairs.

The centre is open to members of the public with all servicing being carried out by a fully qualified technician at competitive prices.


This brand-new venture also allows motor vehicle students to train within a real working environment and develop a range of employability skills.


Muhsin Jumaa, Academy Director for Engineering, Renewables, STEM and Construction said:

"We are proud of our new motor vehicle workshop. The facility is equipped with the latest technology and is managed by highly qualified motor vehicle engineers.


"As well as our ability to offer members of the public a good service we have made sure the facility offers our learners a great learning environment and prepares them to the industry using the latest technology."


The garage is open for business five days a week, Monday to Thursday 8am to 5pm and Fridays, 8am to 4.30pm.


Phil Smith, MOT Centre Manager at Northumberland College, said:  "I am delighted to get the opportunity to manage Northumberland College's MOT and Service Centre, the facilities are first class which allows me to provide outstanding customer service. We are looking forward to building up a steady clientele in the area."


Muhsin added: "This is central to the college's work and this latest addition to our portfolio of real working environments is going to help ensure that our track record of securing positive outcomes for our students continues."


In Northumberland College's Engineering and Renewables Academy students choose from a range of Entry Level to Higher Education courses or take an Apprenticeship, in areas including maintenance and technical support, plumbing, welding and fabrication, electrical, mechanical engineering, advanced manufacturing, motor vehicle, air conditioning and refrigeration as well as a wide range of industry essential professional qualifications for those already working in the industry.


For bookings and enquires for MOT, servicing and repairs, customers should contact or call 07584474936.


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