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New College Lanarkshire’s Motherwell Campus shortlisted for prestigious motor industry award


August 2016

Engineering faculty shortlisted for national motor industry award

Motherwell Campus in the running for IMI excellence award

NEW College Lanarkshire is in the running for a national motor industry award in recognition of its commitment to high standards of training.

The Motherwell Campus has been shortlisted for ‘Approved Training Centre of the Year’ at the IMI Outstanding Achievers Awards 2016.

The awards are organised by the IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) to celebrate excellence amongst 660 approved training centres across the UK.

The Automotive area within the College’s Motherwell Campus has around 1,000 students and more than 40 staff, making it the largest further education provider of automotive training and education in Scotland.

The College will compete with Derby College and Mercedes-Benz UK for the coveted trophy.

This is the sixth time that the Faculty of Engineering & Automotive has been shortlisted for the award since 2010 – and it scooped the award in both 2010 and 2015.

The annual ceremony will be held at IMI’s head office in Hertfordshire on October 20, with presentations to be made by HRH Prince Michael of Kent.

Glyn Evans, External Quality Assurer for IMI, said: “New College Lanarkshire’s Motherwell Campus is a centre that consistently meets standards and the needs of industry.

“The team are professional in their approach to ensure that training and assessment is of a high quality.”

Mark Ingram, Head of Faculty of Engineering & Automotive, said: “Winning twice in the past six years is outstanding when you consider that we are up against more than 600 IMI-approved centres.

“Last year, we were shortlisted against Mercedes-Benz UK and BMW Group Academy UK and still came out as winners. To win again this year would be magnificent.

“We attract students from across the whole of Scotland and northern England.

“Students leave here knowing that they have had a very comprehensive education and training experience both from a practical and theoretical standpoint.”


For more information, please contact: Maureen Rankin, External Communications Officer / [email protected] / 01236 460289.

Notes to editors:

  1. New College Lanarkshire was formed by the merger of Cumbernauld College and Motherwell College in November 2013. Coatbridge College joined the new college in April 2014.
  2. The College operates across Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire with campuses in Cumbernauld, Motherwell, Coatbridge, Kirkintilloch, Hamilton and Broadwood.
  3. It offers a wide range of full-time, part-time, evening and commercial courses across six faculties.

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