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Message from our Chief Executive

Due to current challenges and to play our part in beating the Covid-19 we will be closing the physical academy from March 24th, until further notice.


Rest assured our dedicated team are working from home on video lessons, podcasts and developing new materials. This is to support you with your apprenticeship learning, especially those who are in their final year.

You will be hearing from your tutor or account manager with new timetables very soon. The video lessons will be a mixture of groups and one to ones and will be short sessions but far lessons will be far more frequent than blocks. Lessons can be viewed via tablet, laptop, and smart phone and needs to be connected to internet with microphone and camera.

If you are in still in your place of work, please continue to record 20% off the job and if you have been sent home, use the time to log onto Moodle and update elog book or view our learning materials online.

Current scheduled Gateways will be postponed but we are working with end point organisations to explore remote assessment for any scheduled End Point Assessments where possible, but this is still to be confirmed.

Short Courses and Licensing

Due to a number of cancellations our short course delivery has been suspended for the time being. If you have booked courses already, these will be rescheduled with you as soon as possible. The IMI have initiated additional time for lapsed licences such as MOTs. See IMI or DVSA websites for further details.

Stay safe and please contact a member of the S&B Team for further details or leave us a message on contactus@sandbaa.com

Keep well,


Phil Marsh, CEO of S&B Automotive Academy

ABout us

S&B Automotive Academy was established in 1970 and is a leading provider of automotive training. We offer training in the complete range of automotive disciplines including Heavy Vehicle, Bus and Coach, Light Vehicle, Parts, Body Repair, Paint and Auto-Electrical.

We have excellent facilities including commercial spray booth, diagnostic equipment and specialist workshops for light, heavy, electronics and vehicle repair.

Apprenticeship Opportunities

Are you looking for an apprenticeship? We have vacancies available to start right now! For more information please call 0117 953 3001.

Learning standards are excellent with good peer support



The 2019 IRTE Skills Challenge took place at S&B Automotive Academy in June. As previous years it was a tremendous success with competitors coming from all over the country to participate in this highly competitive event.

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