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Engineering drives everything around us, so skilled engineers are in high demand and it’s a smart choice for your future career. With a qualification in engineering, you’ll use innovation, problem solving, science, and maths, to make a difference every day.

Mechanical engineering involves the design, development, and maintenance of mechanical systems. Working on different machinery, engines, aircraft, cars, medical devices, tools and more, a mechanical engineer’s role is diverse. They take a product from start to finish, incorporating aesthetics, functionality, ergonomics, and durability to solve everyday problems.

From mobile phones to TVs, and electric cars to power stations, electrical and electronic engineers are essential in our modern world! With a greener-looking future, there’s a growing demand for these engineers. Dealing with electricity, conduction, and electro-magnetism, they build and maintain electrical systems, products and components for a variety of purposes.

You can find details about domestic electrical installation courses to become an electrician on our Construction page.

Overlapping with the construction industry, civil engineers support the infrastructure of our towns and cities. They design, develop and manage structures, from bridges to stadiums, and tunnels to skyscrapers. They use a range of technology and materials to engineer their creations, considering geotechnical, ecological and structural factors, which makes it a very diverse occupation.

Automotive engineers are highly sought after in our modern world. Designing, developing, testing, building, and repairing vehicles; they understand engine systems, vehicle chassis, fuel technology, thermodynamics and more. From cars to motorbikes, and electric vehicles to motorsport racing, this is a fast-paced sector.

In the age of unmanned aircraft, space exploration, satellites, and passenger air travel, the sky’s the limit for an aeronautical engineer. From understanding the theory of flight to avionic systems and aerodynamics, this highly specialist field centres around innovation, safety, and cutting-edge equipment, and it’s set to grow as technology progresses.

Cutting, joining, and shaping metal and composite materials for the engineering and construction industries makes fabrication and welding a crucial role. Using a range of processes and working with materials like steel and alloys, fabricators and welders work across a variety of sectors, with numerous job opportunities.

Career paths in engineering include:

  • Automotive
  • Design Engineer
  • Engineering Crafts
  • Engineering Technician
  • Fabricator
  • Manager
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Welder
  • Weld Inspector
  • Ship Builder
  • Bridge Builder
  • Motor Sport Engineer
  • Fabrication and Welding
  • Machine operator

Our level 1, 2, and 3 engineering courses combine theory in the classroom with practice in the workshop, giving you knowledge, skills and understanding in the engineering discipline you specialise in.

Our close links with businesses mean you’ll learn the latest techniques and skills that employers want, so you can progress into employment after studying with us and work towards senior posts. Engineering is a career with a bright future, offering excellent options for further study such as our HNC and HND Engineering courses. So, join us to launch your career in engineering now!

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BTEC Engineering Operations Level 2

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 04 September 2023

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BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Engineering (Electrical) Level 3

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 04 September 2023

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BTEC Award in Aerospace Level 3

Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
Start date: 05 September 2023

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BTEC Award in Motorsport Engineering Level 3

Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
Start date: 05 September 2023

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BTEC Award in Motorsport Engineering Level 3

City of Newport Campus
Start date: 05 September 2023

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BTEC Diploma in Engineering Level 2

Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
Start date: 05 September 2023

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BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical) Level 3

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 04 September 2023

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City & Guilds Craft Diploma in Engineering - Electrical and Electronic Technology Level 2

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 04 September 2023

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City & Guilds Diploma in Automotive Engineering Level 3

City of Newport Campus
Start date: 06 September 2023

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City & Guilds Diploma in Engineering (Fabrication & Welding) Level 2

City of Newport Campus
Start date: 05 September 2023

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City & Guilds Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical) Level 2

City of Newport Campus
Start date: 05 September 2023

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City & Guilds Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical) Level 2

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 04 September 2023

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EAL Diploma in Engineering Technologies Level 1

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 04 September 2023

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EAL Diploma NVQ Engineering (Fabrication and Welding) Level 2

City of Newport Campus
Start date: 21 September 2023

Enhanced Part Time Part time learning for 12 hours a week (sometimes more) with availability to grants.
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EAL NVQ Certificate in Fabrication and Welding Level 1

City of Newport Campus
Start date: 21 September 2023

Enhanced Part Time Part time learning for 12 hours a week (sometimes more) with availability to grants.
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EAL Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering Technologies (Fabrication and Welding) Level 3

City of Newport Campus
Start date: 05 September 2023

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HNC Engineering

Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
Start date: 18 September 2023

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There are lots of different teaching techniques at college and the engineering facilities are really good. The workshops are well-equipped for practical work, with industry standard equipment like CAD 3D design programmes and tools for building circuitry online. I’m currently being sponsored by Tata Steel and hope to be offered an apprenticeship after this course.

Macsen Davies
Enhanced Electrical Engineering

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