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Engineering and Manufacturing

Engineering

If you enjoy figuring out how things work and have a curious mind, an engineering course could be just what you’re looking for.

Our engineering department has a specially equipped site in Nottingham at Highfields Science Park.

Our Centre of Excellence at Highfields offers large workshops with industry-standard equipment for milling and turning, and specialised electronic kit including a £500,000 Programmable Logic Controller training rig. Classroom technology includes AutoCAD (Computer Aided Design) and Central is the only college in the region to offer a CNC (Computer Numerical Control) simulator training package.

Highfields has two dedicated workshops for fabrication and welding training. Initial skills can be developed on the virtual welder — our specialist training technology originally designed for the US Army.

We work with some of the leading names in the industry, including Boots PLC, Reckitt Benckiser and ZF Services UK Ltd, as well as one of The University of Nottingham.

We were the first college in the region to be awarded STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Assured status which means you can be confident you’ll get a high quality education and learn skills that employers are looking for.

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HND in General Engineering (Top Up) (Level 5)

If you have always had an interest in making things, combined with the creativity to solve technical problems, then this full-time course can help you towards becoming an engineer to meet requirements for an all-round programme of study. 

Fabrication and Welding/Machining (Level 3)

You’ll get more advanced skills in the essential fabrication, welding and machining (depending on the pathway chosen) techniques needed in the world of engineering.

Welding (Level 1)

This course is a great choice if you want to learn how to work effectively in the world of engineering.

Welding Skills (City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate/Award)

You will learn arc welding, metal-arc gas shielded welding, oxy-acetylene welding, and tungsten-arc gas shielded welding including aluminium.

HNC in General Engineering (Level 4)

If you have always had an interest in making things, combined with the creativity to solve technical problems, then this full-time course can help you towards becoming an engineer to meet requirements for an all-round programme of study.

Apprenticeship in Engineering (Level 2)

Engineers help keep businesses running smoothly across the globe, so the job opportunities are exciting and varied.

Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering (Level 3)

We’ll help you develop more advanced skills in a range of engineering areas, to give you a flexible qualification covering electrical, maintenance and mechanical engineering.

HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Top Up) (Level 5)

If you’ve completed a relevant HNC this conversion course can help you progress your career in Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering.

HND in Maintenance Engineering (Top Up) (Level 5)

If you’ve completed a relevant HNC this conversion course can help you progress your career in manufacturing engineering.

HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Level 4)

The course will give you the skills  and knowledge needed to progress your career in the fascinating, challenging world of electrical and electronic engineering.

HNC in Manufacturing Engineering (Level 4)

If you have always had an interest in making things, combined with the creativity to solve technical problems, then this part-time course can help you towards becoming an engineer in manufacturing.

HND in Manufacturing Engineering (Top Up) (Level 5)

This programme is designed to educate future engineers with greater flexibility and technical capability by exploring the integrated nature of manufacturing and mechanical engineering. 

Performing Engineering Operations (Level 2)

This course is a great choice if you want to learn how to work effectively in the world of engineering. You can choose from a range of pathways to suit you and we’ll help you find your perfect fit.

HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Level 5)

The course will give you the skills and knowledge needed to progress your career in the fascinating, challenging world of electrical and electronic engineering.

HND in Manufacturing Engineering (Level 5)

This programme is designed to educate future engineers with greater flexibility and technical capability by exploring the integrated nature of manufacturing and mechanical engineering. 

Engineering (Level 3)

This course is for you if you would like to get skills in a range of engineering disciplines. You’ll cover electrical, mechanical and maintenance engineering, opening up a huge range of careers.

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