Engineering and Manufacturing Courses (Mechanical, Electronic, Fabrication and Welding)

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Our Engineering courses in Manufacturing, Mechanical, Electronics, Welding and Fabrication are delivered by tutors with extensive experience in the industry sector and their professional expertise is valued by our students.

There are excellent, state-of-the-art facilities, with training areas designed to simulate the working environment. As well as Further and Higher education courses in electronic and mechanical engineering, Apprenticeships at a range of levels are also available in areas such as manufacturing, electrical and electronics, mechanical and electrical engineering maintenance and installations.

The knowledge and skills learned can be used in many related industries. Examples include civil engineering, engineering construction, agricultural engineering, power, shipbuilding and repair, renewable energy, and oil and gas. Welders cut, shape and join sections of metal plate and pipes in a wide range of industries. These include construction and engineering, transport, aerospace, and offshore oil and gas. They also carry out repairs on manufacturing equipment and machinery. Welders work with a lot of different metals, alloys and materials – heating, melting and joining these ‘composites’ together. You may also have the opportunity to work abroad on overseas construction projects.

We offer a range of Higher Education Engineering courses with Higher National Certificate and Diploma programmes in electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering having been designed to provide advanced technical qualifications and equip students with the skills that employers require. The new HNC/D in Electrical Engineering (Power) provides exciting opportunities for those interested in a career in the energy sector. Our Higher Education Centre provides a great range of specialist facilities including well-equipped teaching spaces and private study areas.

Apprenticeships are an optimal way of training, developing and skilling people for the future.

Companies in the energy, power, automotive and other industrial sectors across the United Kingdom truly recognise the advantages of taking on apprentices as they continue to look for the next generation of skilled engineers, technicians and welders. These companies recognise and value the stepping stone apprenticeships offer towards a long term and promising career as a technician, welder or engineer.

By taking an apprenticeship, you give yourself the opportunity to continue to learn and gain qualifications whilst working, earn a salary and become skilled through hands-on experience.

The City & Guilds welding awards are designed for a range of abilities: from beginners who need basic welding training, to experienced welders who want to develop specialist skills.

Level 1 welding Awards are ideal for anyone who wants to become a welder and is new to welding, metal fabrication, thermal cutting and/or brazing and soldering.
Level 2 welding Awards are aimed at anyone already working in the industry who wants to develop their welding skills further and advance their career.
Level 3 welding Awards are for experienced welders who need a qualification to progress to complex welding work and quality control.