Welcome to the AutoSkills Centre, the home of professional, accredited training and ATA in the North East


Our new, purpose built facility, the AutoSkills Centre, based on Team Valley in Gateshead Tyne and Wear, offers exceptional facilities, with highly skilled staff, all with industry experience.

Our range of industry specific training and ATA accredited courses include vehicle body and paint repairs, MET, MET Light, Vehicle Damage Assessment (VDA Part A & B), Service Technician Light Vehicle, Diagnostic Technician Light Vehicle and Level 3 Award in Refrigerant Handling. Our training programmes are IMI and City & Guilds certified and meet awarding bodies and BSI PAS125 standards. We are also an ATA approved assessment centre.

Customer focused
Our training is flexible and focused on the employer’s needs and training objectives. We have achieved the Training Quality Standard accreditation, a benchmark for standard in the industry, in both Part A, employer responsiveness and Part B, excellence in automotive skills.

The Training Quality Standard mark can only be achieved if existing customers are happy to recommend you to others and it is recognised as the very peak of success.

Value for money
With training starting at just £50, we ensure you get the best return on any training investment. Plus, before any assessment is undertaken, we offer all customers the opportunity to undergo refresher training. This ensures the best chance of success and decreases the likliehood of repeating the assessment, and so ensuring the best spend of any training budget.