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Engineering and Technology


Our enterprising engineering and technology courses are the perfect choice if you enjoy figuring out how things work and have a curious mind.

You will gain unbeatable commercial experience, new skills and levels of technical knowledge at Nottingham College - opening up increasing job opportunities for our students.
We have large high quality workshops with industry standard equipment at our Centre of Excellence at Highfields Science Park, which will equip you with the skills you need for a successful Engineering or Technology career.

Highfields has two new 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.

You will also benefit from classroom technology including AutoCAD (Computer Aided Design) and Solid Works design packages. We have also invested heavily in 3D printing and scanning technology, to enhance our product design and manufacturing capabilities.

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 country’s leading universities, the University of Nottingham.

Choosing one of our reputable courses means that you can be confident that you will get a high quality education and learn skills that employers are looking for. We offer a clear progression route on your journey to becoming a qualified engineer in one of 18 sector areas, with support from staff with specialist industry experience.


Our courses are designed with you in mind and start from Level 1 with progression available through the levels up to HND (Higher National Diploma) at Level 5 and Apprenticeships.

Careers in Engineering and Technology

Studying an engineering or technology course at Nottingham College will give you the head start you need for a successful and rewarding career within two ever growing industries.

As the global economy grows and Britain prepares for a new future, engineering and technology will play an even more vital role in driving our economy, creating employment and building the essential infrastructure to compete in the modern world.

With an increase in demand for highly skilled jobs, Nottingham College’s goal is to equip all of our students with the necessary skills, training and experience that will make them succeed in the competitive and ever-changing engineering and technology industries.

So, if you want to get into these industries, our courses have been specially designed to help you make your mark in these exciting industries.

There are a vast number of career options in the engineering and technology industries. Whether you want to be an Automotive Project Engineer, a CAD Technician, a Civil Engineer, a Design Engineer, an Electrical Engineer, an Industrial Engineer, a Welder, a Structural Engineer, a Lift Engineer, a Manufacturing or Maintenance Engineer and a Tool Maker – there are many choices available to you.

Did you know?

  • Engineering jobs make up 19% of the total UK employment.
  • England has seen the highest number of engineering related apprenticeship starts for 10 years.
  • Increasing numbers of 11 – 16 year olds would consider a career in engineering.
  • Graduate jobs are well paid – often with a £25,000+ starting salary.
    265,000 skilled entrants are required annually to meet demand for engineering companies through to 2024.

Not sure what you'd like to study?

Are you interested in Engineering and Technology but not sure which course is right for you? You can receive Careers Advice before you decide which course is best for you! Apply through our Application Portal using the link below and our Careers Advisors will help you find the perfect course that's suited to you!

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Engineering (Entry Level College Certificate) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’re interested in how things work and you need a basic introduction to engineering to help you towards further study in the future.

Innovation and Creative Engineering Design (Level 3) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you are aiming high and want a combination of A Level Maths, A Level Product Design, and a BTEC in Engineering to set you up for higher level study.

Automotive Engineering (Level 1 College Certificate) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’re interested in how things work but aren’t sure if you’d prefer a career in the engineering or motor vehicle industries.

Heating & Ventilation Summit Skills Welding Test - Part-time

This is a summit skills welding test exam in accordance with the TR/5 welding specification.

Parametric Modelling (CAD) (Level 2) - Part-time

This unit aims to deepen the your understanding of the CAD Parametric Modelling environment and its application.

Parametric Modelling (CAD) (Level 1) - Part-time

The Level 1 Award in Parametric Modelling is ideal for anyone looking to start working with CAD software, or who already has some limited experience.

Welding C&G 3268 Level 1 Award - Part-time

This course is run on a roll on, roll off basis.

Engineering Technologies (Level 3 EAL Diploma) - Full-time

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

Fabrication and Welding Practice (Level 3 ABC Certificate) - Part-time

This course is perfect if you want to gain more advanced skills in fabrication and welding to prepare yourself for industry demands.

Engineering (Level 1 City & Guilds Certificate) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you would like an introduction into the world of engineering, preparing you for additional study.

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

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

Performing Engineering Operations (Level 2 EMTA Diploma) - Full-time

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

Engineering (Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you would like to gain additional 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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