Riverpark Training & Development Centre

The Automotive Industry’s Apprenticeship and Professional Accreditation provider for Northern Ireland. Do you want to kickstart your career, earn while you learn, and get at least £150 per week? Apply to us for car repair apprenticeships at Riverpark Training, Northern Ireland.

Training You Can Trust

At Riverpark Training, we concentrate on what employers in Northern Ireland need and the career development of our young people.

It is our aim, at Riverpark, to ensure that our training meets the current and future needs of employers in the automotive industry. As a Riverpark apprentice, we match you to motor industry apprenticeships in Belfast & beyond. We regularly monitor and review your progress to ensure you have the best training and development opportunities.

You can become a highly-skilled car repair technician/mechanic with our world class training courses and apprenticeships. We will teach you the skills you need to succeed and thrive as an apprentice within the industry, whether it is as a mechanic, a crash repair technician or vehicle parts advisor.

"It is our policy to ensure our apprentices’ personal development. Although we have trained apprentices to achieve World Skills medals, we never forget the necessity to develop every individual to their best potential."

Colin Hagan, Training Manager.


Learn at Riverpark

Riverpark Training is Northern Ireland's leading world class training provider for all technical areas of the Motor Industry.

Our range of apprenticship, training & IMI Courses include Vehicle Maintenance & Repair, Vehicle Parts, Vehicle Body Repair, Vehicle Fitting and Vehicle Refinishing.

If you want to learn more don't hesitate to get in touch.

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Apprenticeship Courses

Our apprenticeship courses are some of the most saught after by employers in Belfast & Northern Ireland.

We Cover a range of different disciplines within the motor industry including mechanic training, vehicle body and paint repair and fitting operations.

We offer apprenticeship courses at levels 2 & 3 in:

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Apprentice mechanic Student fixing a car at Riverpark Training mechanic school, Northern Ireland
Student fitting motor components at Riverpark Training mechanic school, Northern Ireland

Training Courses

Our training courses will help you take your career to the next level.

We offer a vast range of training courses covering a range of vital skills you will need though your career in the motor industry in Northern Ireland.

Our courses include:

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Latest Blog Posts

Visit our Blog page for all the latest news from the Northern Ireland motor industry.

World Skills at Riverpark Training

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World Skills Denmark 2022

Yet another World Skills International achievement for Riverpark Training. Craig Kennedy competed at [...]

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Turning a passion for cars into international success

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What People Say

  • Jonathan started as an apprentice panel technician in Prestige Body Repair in Carrickfergus in 2002 and achieved his NVQ Level 3 in 2005, he since then moved to Wrights ARC Mal- lusk where he worked as a panel technician until 2008. He then joined AXA insurance as an in house engineer and has recently completed his Insurance Engineers exam at Riverpark Training which now makes him a fully qualified Field Engineer within the Insurance Industry

    Jonathan McAree 2018-05-02

  • David started his training in 2003 and completed his NVQ Level 3 in 2006. He was employed as an apprentice panel technician with Agnew Accident Repair Centre and has worked on high end vehicles such as Porsche, Mercedes and BMW. He was promoted to Vehicle Damage Assessor in 2014

    David Dennison 2018-05-05

  • Bill started training in 2002 and became an apprentice at Wrights Accident Repair Mal- lusc, he achieved his NVQ Level 3 in 2005 and was also a finalist at Thatcham Craft Awards twice. Bill has now progressed to become a Foreman in the body shop and is also highly influential in ensuring both the Mallusk and Dromore sites of Wrights ARC meet the require- ments if BSI.

    Bill Maddox 2018-07-03

  • Robert was one of the 1st apprentices that attended the former Blackwater House. He trained here for 3 years and achieved his NVQ 3 in 2003. Since then he has worked for Wrights Accident Repair in Mallusk then moved to their Carryduff branch as a foreman in the paint shop. In 2013 he joined LKQ Automotive Refinishing Products as a Technical Repre- sentative and is currently providing paint systems instillations and technical support to the accident repair industry in Northern Ireland.

    Robert Templeton 2018-07-03

  • This course has matched my employment very well. The tutors are very informative and provide their time to help you progress in your career

    Elliott McNally 2018-07-24

  • The inspection report carried out by the ETI has graded Riverpark Training as very good in all areas.

    Education Training Inpectorate 2018-02-28

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