Low Carbon Vehicle Training in North East England

Looking for training in low carbon vehicles? The North East is the place to go.

By TheChargingPoint.com on March 23, 2012 1:42 PM

With its large automotive hub and pioneering work in electric vehicles, the North East really is an ideal place to learn about LCV development.

Excellent training facilities have opened at the centre of which is Gateshead College’s Skills Academy for Sustainable Manufacturing and Innovation.

The college has an outstanding reputation in the automotive industry, and has been developing highly specialised training in the field for nearly three decades.

As Nissan’s preferred training provider, the College has worked closely with the manufacturer and its supply chain for many years. That’s ensured that the company has the skilled workforce it needs, now and in the future.

In 2010 Gateshead College launched the UK’s first electric vehicle apprenticeship, in partnership with Smith Electric Vehicles. The College also works closely with education partners such as the University of Sunderland, which, in conjunction with the National Low Carbon Vehicle Research and Development Centre, now offers an MSc in Low Carbon Vehicle Technology. That makes it the first higher degree on low carbon vehicles to be offered anywhere in the UK.


The range of courses is listed here – some of them are quite advanced, but others such as the General EV Awareness or Routine Maintenance and Repair will be relevant to a wider audience.

Click here to view the courses.

Testing facility

And for those who need somewhere to test, for example, prototype electric vehicles here is the first-ever LCV-dedicated Test Track.

Click here for more info.

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