Subject Information

Automotive Technician Accreditation (ATA) is a voluntary assessment programme for technicians working in the retail motor industry.

It has the backing of major vehicle manufacturers, independent repair organisations, insurance organisations, Thatcham and IMI, which is the Sector Skills Council for the retail motor industry.

The Automotive Centre at Bridgwater College is a nationally recognised Centre of Excellence. Its state of the art equipped workshops and classrooms offer the candidate the best possible assessment facilities. Assessment staff are industry experienced and the College has been recognised as one of the very few grade one colleges in the country.

What our students say

ATA Assessment Student Lee Bury

Lee Bury

As an owner of a small garage, I always want to keep ahead of the competition and know it is essential that my skills and knowledge are kept up-to-date. I employ MoT testers but am not one myself and therefore wanted to train to enhance my skills and also support my staff. The College’s learning environment is representative of a mechanical garage and is located just off the M5 so is easily accessible and the classes are small allowing us to receive one-on-one tuition, all in all perfect!”

Lee Bury is the owner of Central Garage in Bristol and has completed the ATA Light Vehicle Inspection Training and Assessment at the Automotive Training Centre.