GASP Motor Project

GASP Motor Project is an independent alternative learning provider that delivers accredited AQA and Laser courses in basic motor mechanics and practical engineering skills, and contributes to students' positive personal development. Whenever appopriate, we also help to facilitate students' onward progression into education, training and employment.

The sessions are delivered in a modern, custom-built workshop at Albury, between Guildford and Dorking, which opened in 2012 and was built for us by the Northumberland Estates – or from the customised GASP mobile unit, which travels across Surrey.

Our daytime, After School and Evening programmes are run by instructors experienced in engineering – all have enhanced DBS clearance. Each programme is restricted to between four and six young people, to ensure targeted learning. 

GASP was launched in 2005 as an evening activity for young people in and around the locality of Gomshall, Albury and Chilworth, Shere and Peaslake (hence the acronym GASP). The concept was conceived by Surrey Police, the Lychgate Youth Trust and Surrey Probation, who recognised the need for a diversionary activity for – amongst others – young people joyriding and torching stolen cars in the area.  In 2009, GASP Motor Project registered as a charity, with an independent Board of Directors/Trustees.    


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