Ignition Training

Auto Skills Training Centre


Ignition Auto Training

Community Garage




Ignition is a partner of Citadel Associates (SY) Ltd. Citadel has been trading since 2008 in South Yorkshire and has supported over 1000 people into Employment, Training or career support. www.casyltd.co.uk. Ignition ‘Community Garage’ to use the process of learning and working collectively to support the most marginalised including isolated disabled people, ex-offenders and young adults by building relevant employment skills, confidence, good health and personal development.


The garage, along with Citadel’s more traditional training expertise supports a number of learners towards real and relevant life skills Not only mechanical skills, but admin, IT, Customer Service, sales etc.


We are an Institute of Motor Industry accredited provider and work on cars with modern technology to equip learners with the latest techniques in garages today. We mainly train on small modern vehicles, all of which can be sold for a small profit to buy up to date replacement vehicles to always keep up with the latest technology. Eventually we will have longer term more advanced learners who wish to learn further skills. They will have some supervised access to the main workshop. We feel it is important to give learners vital ‘immersion’ and learning experience in a real work setting restoring classic cars and learning skills unique to these vehicles).


This gives everyone a goal to work towards, develop their interpersonal, confidence and creative problem solving skills while working together and give them a real sense of achievement at the end. Once they have worked on the cars they can be proud of their achievement and have documented evidence of it on their CV. In time the garage will expand/grow and offer the chance for some of our trainees to become fully employed within it. Alternatively we will support them in employment opportunities in other garages or sectors.


Placements in local Garages




Are you a garage owner?

Need extra help?


Each of our learners is dedicated to finding employment and making their mark in life. We support them with functional skills, employability, health & safety and of course IMI accredited Auto Skills. However there is no substitute to real world learning. Once our learners have reached a level of proficiency they are ready to move to a garage and learn.


What do you get out of it?

You get a dedicated person vetted and suited to your particular needs.

The person will be with you on a fixed term basis and we will be in constant touch to ensure they are suitable and you are getting along. You can terminate the agreement at any stage should you or your placement decides things are not working out. You can decide to keep the person on your books after the placement at no charge or you can take another learner.

Find us on Doncasteronline.org.uk


  • Auto Introduction

  • Beginners ICT


  • Employability


  • Confidence


  • Communication Skills


  • Advanced Vehicle Maintainance

Can You Help?

  • We constantly need materials for our service user's learning and development . Always in demand are items below. Can you help us with any items
  • Cars or car parts. Each group is given a project vehicle to work on. Naturally they have a limited shelf life before we need to update the vehicles. Can you donate?
  • Study Materials. i.e. books and resources. Our clients always need these resources.
  • Rags - we need a constant supply of rags and cleaning materials for cars and hands.


  • Tools - from spanners to socket sets. We try to equip our learners with tools to learn with and use when they leave us to start work.

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