Engineering

About 

Within our Engineering department, our aim is to help you to develop a career in engineering by providing high quality education and training in realistic working environments.

We offer courses in General, Electrical/Electronic and Mechanical Engineering. The engineering provision includes a machine shop with welding and fabrication facilities in addition to well-equipped electronic laboratories. We also have computer suites with computer aided design (Autodesk) software.

Our workshops, laboratories and classrooms are designed to meet the highest industry standards. All of our teaching staff have relevant industrial backgrounds, which provide a high standard of teaching that enables you to explore a wide range of engineering settings.   

We offer a full range of levels starting at entry level to university level programmes. This means that it is possible to start learning with little or no previous qualifications and progress onto our Higher National Certificate (HNC) in General Engineering.

What will I learn?

You will learn core theoretical and practical skills, from Health and Safety to Mathematical and Scientific Principles, plus there will be a great emphasis on practical workshop sessions.  

What qualification will I gain? 

We offer qualifications from a Level 1 to Level 3 and Vocational qualifications equivalent to GCSE and A-levels. You can specialise in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Mechanical and Automotive Engineering. We also offer a HNC/D in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. For explanations of our qualifications, please see our Qualification Explained page.

What progression options will I have?

You will be able to progress into employment within the industry. You are also able to progress through the levels that we offer in BTEC’s and Apprenticeships up to Level 3, then to a HNC/HND, Higher Apprenticeships or university. It is also possible to progress onto the HNC/D Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme at the College.

What costs are involved? 

You will need overalls and steel toe-cap boots for practical work, plus classroom materials and textbooks. Full-time Further Education courses are free for students aged 16-18, you may have to pay some or all of your fees if you are aged 19 plus, but please see our Student Finance page for further information. If you are enrolling on a part-time or Higher Education course, fees are applicable.

Entry requirements? 

These vary from no formal qualifications, to five GCSE’s including Maths and English, depending on level of study. Please see individual course descriptions for further information on this.

Click here to view Engineering courses or call 01322 629400.