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
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
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
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.
The garage is open for business five days a week, Monday to
Thursday 8am to 5pm and Fridays, 8am to 4.30pm.
For bookings and enquires for MOT, servicing and repairs,
customers should contact Phil.Smith@northland.ac.uk or call