Emtec Colleges Limited (ECL) is a British company based in Nottingham, East Midlands (England). ECL provides vocational training in the automotive retail and repair industry. Our core business covers automotive technology, sales, customer service and management.

ECL senior management team members have been involved in the UK and global automotive industry and international engineering sector for a number of years - with over 25 years working relationship with the Institute of the Motor Industry both in the UK and overseas markets.

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) was established in 1920. IMI Awards is an independently-run limited company and is the UK’s only Awarding Body that is 100% focused on the motor industry. With >80% market share, IMI Awards offers an unrivalled range of motor industry qualifications.

Recognized by governments and education authorities around the world, with over 70,000 students globally - IMI Awards offers a comprehensive portfolio of international qualifications for individuals seeking to demonstrate professional competence to the highest level.

ECL’s core activity is totally focused on developing and supporting Approved Centres (Universities, Colleges, Schools & Vehicle Manufacturer’s) to deliver these Internationally recognized qualifications via. a robust training, assessment and certification system in overseas markets.

ECL can also provide a variety of personal opportunities for both students and staff from partner organisations here in the UK.

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IMI/College China Visit a Success


A delegation from EMTEC Colleges Ltd., the automotive part of Nottingham College, has recently returned from China where they visited a series of colleges and polytechnics on external verification visits.

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Newly formed college proves top level HE excellence


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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Nottingham visit


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Nottingham College Apprentice Wins Bronze at Worldskills UK


A motor-vehicle apprentice from Nottingham College scooped a bronze medal at the Worldskills UK national finals on 18 November.