Course Type: Part Time,Employer

Service Maintenance Technician Accreditation (ATA)

  • Day Weekdays
  • Attendance Employers
  • Time Daytime
  • Cost £350
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Skills Academy - Automotive

ATA was created to help the motor industry keep on top of constant, rapid changes in technology, legislation and working methods, by encouraging and measuring the current competence, knowledge and ability of those working within it. By providing proof of current competence, ATA benefits both individuals and their employers.

The Service Maintenance Technician route is intended for technicians whose job role involves the inspection, maintenance and repair of light vehicles and have ideally at least two years experience to ensure you are familiar with the skills, knowledge and techniques required to service, maintain and repair vehicles.

The Service Maintenance Technician Accreditation will be made up of an online assessment containing 30 questions and the following practical assessments;

  • ATA 057-1 Mechanical Systems (diesel timing belt)
  • ATA 057-2 Mechanical Systems (petrol timing belt)
  • ATA 057-3 Mechanical Systems (diesel injector)
  • ATA 058-1 Electrical Systems - Basic (washers)
  • ATA 058-2 Electrical Systems - Basic (lights)
  • ATA 058-3 Electrical Systems - Basic (brakes)
  • ATA 059-1 Computer Based Test Equipment - Basic
  • ATA 059-2 Computer Based Test Equipment - Basic
  • ATA 060-1 Braking System - Basic (disc)
  • ATA 060-2 Braking System - Basic (drum)
  • ATA 060-3 Braking System - Basic (parking)
  • ATA 061-1 Vehicle Inspection

Days & Times

We run this course at various times and days throughout the year. Please call us on 0191 490 2246 for our latest start dates.



The place of study

You will be working in our state of the art workshops in a fantastic building purposely built and designed for motor industry related subjects. All our workshops are fully equipped with the latest vehicles and industry standard equipment giving you the best experience and skills.

An interview is required and guidance is required.

How to apply

You can apply by contacting the Employers Team on 0191 490 2258 or alternatively email employers@gateshead.ac.uk.

Qualifications needed

No formal qualifications are required, however you must have relevant industry experience.

Required experience

For all ATA courses, a working knowledge of the automotive industry is essential in the respective trade discipline.