Manufacturing and Technology



Work on real engines and cars and gain insight into a career as an automotive professional. Over the weeks, you’ll dismantle, inspect and re-assemble an engine in our fully-equipped workshop.


The skills demonstrated in this course apply to most electrical and electronic trades. Students will perform soldering procedures and will gain knowledge of electrical safety and safe working practices in an electrical workplace.

Mechanical Engineering

Work in our fully equipped mechanical engineering workshop. Develop core fabrication and mechanical skills in a practical environment. Students will undertake a fabrication project providing them an insight to the pre-trade programmes.

Welding & Fabrication

Learn the skills required to use the gas metal arc welding or MIG process safely. The course is suitable for those who wish to enter the welding or engineering industry.

Trades Academy

Automotive (Level 2)

Learn about workshop practices, hazardous materials and knowledge of tools and equipment, lamps, wheel balancing, general engineering, automotive components and petrol fuel systems. You will also disassemble and reassemble an engine under supervision.

Engineering Trades (Level 3) – Build a Trailer

Aimed at students following on from Engineering Level 2. You will build on your capabilities in mechanical engineering to earn Level 2 and 3 credits while building a trailer. The programme includes low carbon steel welding, thermal cutting and automotive wiring.

Electrical (Level 2)

Learn to use electrical test instruments and the elements and processes of electrical circuits. You will perform manual soldering and de-soldering and gain knowledge of electrical diagrams.

Engineering E2E

Are you considering a future in Engineering? In this paper you will explore engineering disciplines including the fundamentals of statics, dynamics and mechanical engineering concepts, stress and strain, elastic properties and the properties of fluids, electrical voltage, current, and heat and energy transfer.

Engineering Trades (Level 2)

Learn about engineering equipment, components and how to perform basic machining, fabrication and welding techniques in our fully equipped workshops.

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