Engineering & Automotive

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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.


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 and motorsport courses, you’ll gain the skills you need to work on real cars, including electric vehicles, hybrids, petrol, diesel, and even the Coleg Gwent race car. 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.


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!


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.


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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Daniel Pegg
Motorcycle Maintenance and repair

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