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Engineering drives everything around us. Electronic engineers assist in making your smartphone. Chemical engineers assist in testing your make-up. Automotive engineers have worked on your car.

To ‘engineer’ literally means to ‘make things happen’; it’s made for everything! You can do just that with us.

Workers in engineering include machine operators who carry out assembly work, craftspeople who are employed in maintenance, fabrication, welding & machining and engineering technicians who are involved in solving practical problems. It also includes electricians and electrical maintenance technicians working in both the domestic and industrial sector of electronics. You will find details of courses for domestic electrical installation on our Construction pages.

Engineering is a career with a bright future which offers excellent training opportunities and prospects in a wide range of fields. Career development at every level provides opportunities for progression to supervisory positions first as an engineering technician and then to senior posts as incorporated or chartered engineers.

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Career paths across Engineering include:

  • Automotive
  • Design Engineer
  • Engineering Crafts
  • Engineering Technician
  • Fabricator
  • Manager
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Vehicle Painter
  • Vehicle Body Repairer
  • Welder
  • Weld Inspector
  • Ship Builder
  • Bridge Builder
  • Motor Sport Engineer
  • Race Engineer
  • Fabrication & Welding

This is one of the few remaining crafts where there is the continuing challenge of developing new skills to meet different situations. Welding is a varied field – there is always an opportunity to learn more about the many processes and techniques. There are many career opportunities both in the UK and abroad as skills and qualifications obtained in this country are valid worldwide.

Mechanical engineering involves many different routes including analysis, design, manufacturing and maintenance of mechanical systems. You’ll develop a solid understanding of key concepts. Mechanical engineers use these principles and others in the design and analysis of things like machinery, aircraft, automobiles, medical devices and much more.

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There are lots of options when it comes to working with motor vehicles…

With over 38 million vehicles in the UK, we rely on our cars to get us from A to B, but we also rely on vehicle technicians to fix things when they go wrong.

On our motor vehicle courses, you’ll gain the skills you need to work on real cars, including electric vehicles, hybrids, petrol and diesel. You’ll be all geared up for the future of the motor vehicle industry with experience working with our fleet of electric vehicles including a brand-new electric Tesla and VW Golf.

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Love cars? Want to work in the motor vehicle industry?

As one of the leading training providers in the automotive industry in South Wales with an ATA (Automotive Technician Accreditation) accredited centre, our Motor Vehicle Accident Repair courses give you all the specialist skills and knowledge you need. With one of the only specialist spraying booths in Wales as well as body repair and engineering workshops, you’ll be repairing and repainting bodywork in no time!

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From mobile phones to TVs, and electric cars to power stations, electrical engineers are essential in our modern world!

With a greener looking future, there’s a growing demand for electrical and electronic engineers in a diverse and dynamic jobs market. Our close links with businesses mean you’ll learn the latest techniques and skills that engineering employers want, so that you can progress onto further education or employment.

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Pathways to Apprenticeships Programme

The Pathways to Apprenticeships Programme is a flexible route providing the underpinning knowledge and skills required in industry. Pathways learners spend up to one year on a full time intensive training programme which includes practical work experience and a Level 2 vocational qualification, as well as the knowledge and skills to help you progress to a full time Apprenticeship.

Coleg Gwent offers a range of courses including Pre-Apprenticeship programmes, progressing to further training up to university level courses and beyond.  Whether you want to study full time, day release or part time, we have a course for you.

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BTEC Engineering Operations Level 2

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 05 September 2022

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BTEC Enhanced Engineering Programme - Mechanical Level 3

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 05 September 2022

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BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Engineering (Electrical) Level 3

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 05 September 2022

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BTEC Enhanced Engineering Programme - Electrical Level 3

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 05 September 2022

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BTEC National Extended Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering Level 3

Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
Start date: 05 September 2022

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BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical) Level 3

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 05 September 2022

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BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Motorsport Engineering Level 3

Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
Start date: 05 September 2022

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City & Guilds Certificate in Vehicle Maintenance Level 1

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 07 February 2022

Enhanced Part Time Part time learning for 12 hours a week (sometimes more) with availability to grants.
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City & Guilds Craft Diploma in Engineering - Electrical and Electronic Technology Level 2

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 05 September 2022

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City & Guilds Diploma in Automotive Engineering Level 3

City of Newport Campus
Start date: 05 September 2022

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

City of Newport Campus
Start date: 05 September 2022

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City & Guilds Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical) Level 2

City of Newport Campus
Start date: 05 September 2022

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City & Guilds Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical) Level 2

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 05 September 2022

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City & Guilds Diploma in Motor Vehicle Accident Repair (Body and Paint) Level 1

City of Newport Campus
Start date: 05 September 2022

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City & Guilds Diploma in Motor Vehicle Accident Repair (Paint Principles) Level 2

City of Newport Campus
Start date: 05 September 2022

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City & Guilds Diploma in Motor Vehicle Fitting Principles Level 2

City of Newport Campus
Start date: 05 September 2022

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City & Guilds Diploma in Motor Vehicle Fitting Principles Level 2

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 05 September 2022

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City & Guilds Diploma in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level Entry 3

City of Newport Campus
Start date: 07 September 2022

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City & Guilds Diploma in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level Entry 3

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 05 September 2022

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City & Guilds Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance Level 1

City of Newport Campus
Start date: 05 September 2022

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City & Guilds Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance Level 1

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 05 September 2022

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City & Guilds Diploma Light Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles Level 2

City of Newport Campus
Start date: 05 September 2022

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EAL Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Level 1

City of Newport Campus
Start date: 05 September 2022

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EAL Diploma in Engineering Technologies Level 1

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 05 September 2022

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EAL Diploma in Welding and Fabrication Level 1

City of Newport Campus
Start date: 05 September 2022

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EAL Diploma NVQ Engineering (Fabrication and Welding) Level 2

City of Newport Campus
Start date: 22 September 2022

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 2022

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EAL Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering Technologies (Mechanical Engineering) Level 3

City of Newport Campus
Start date: 05 September 2022

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HNC Engineering

Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
Start date: 19 September 2022

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IMI Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 2

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 05 September 2022

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IMI Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles Level 3

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 05 September 2022

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IMI Diploma in Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Principles Level 2

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 31 October 2022

Enhanced Part Time Part time learning for 12 hours a week (sometimes more) with availability to grants.
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IMI Diploma Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Motorcycle) Level 3

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 31 October 2022

Enhanced Part Time Part time learning for 12 hours a week (sometimes more) with availability to grants.
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IMI Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (Extended Diploma) Level 2

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 05 September 2022

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