Bringing to life core subjects spanning electronics, mechanics and manufacturing, these courses will help you build the skills and knowledge you need for a career in this industry. Practical and experimental sessions give you a hands-on experience to complement your theoretical and mathematical learning.
Our general engineering course cover a wide range of topics such as:
You will be assessed through classroom studies, practical work, problem solving, communicating ideas, teamwork and assignment. There will also be continuous assessment of a portfolio containing evidence of completed assignments.
There is an abundance of opportunities available in the current UK Engineering sector. The industry has a vast skill shortage and there are a huge variety of jobs available for those interested in this career. You may wish to pursue a path as a Design Engineer, or perhaps you would prefer to get your hands dirty as a Mechanical Engineer. With a career in engineering there's something for everyone.
You may also wish to progress onto a HNC or HND course in Engineering to further develop your knowledge and skills.
We regularly work with companies such as Roberts Bakery, Jungheimrich, Vinci and APG Precision to enhance your learning. You will be involved in workshops, demonstrations and guest talks from current leading industry professionals, to learn more about the sector and the options available to you.
You will be allocated a Progress Coach who will provide you with support to help you succeed on your study programme and onto your chosen career or progression path. We also have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if it is required and a welfare team that are on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.
During your time at the college you will have the opportunity to take part in activities that will enrich your time here alongside your course. You can actively participate in activities to boost your skills in equality and diversity, confidence, leadership, teamwork, health and wellbeing, and self-motivation, which can all help to enhance your employability.
Our state of the art workshops have been created to industry standard to prepare you for your future career. We work with a huge variety of employers who provide outstanding equipment to ensure your learning is at a high standard. For example, our students currently work with motors from worldwide company ABB Motors, stripping and rebuilding these to understand the intricacies of their components.
Students will need to provide their own stationery, a calculator etc. A reading list will be provided and students will have access to our onsite library and e-learning facilities.
You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and/or maths, or you will have needed to have successfully completed a Level 2 course. If you have not already achieved a grade 4 in your either your GCSE English or maths and you wish to study at Level 3, you will be required to work towards GCSE English and maths as part of your qualification.