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Engineering and Electrical

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 Centre of Excellence at Highfields Science Park offers large workshops with industry-standard equipment for a range of engineering disciplines, including milling and turning (CNC and manual), plus electrical/electronic engineering, incorporating the latest Programmable Logic Controller and robotics training rigs. Classroom technology includes AutoCAD (Computer Aided Design) and Solid Works design packages. We have also invested in 3D printing and scanning technology.

Highfields also has dedicated workshops for fabrication and welding training.

We work with some of the leading names in the industry, including

St Gobain, BCM Fareva, Nottingham City homes and CEMA Limited, as well as one of the country’s leading universities, the University of Nottingham.

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

We offer you a clear progression route on your journey to become a qualified engineer in one of 18 sector areas, with support from staff who have industry experience in their specialist area.

You can download a course or apprenticeship guide here.

Levels

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.

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering HNC (Level 4) - Full-time

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

Electrical and Electronic Engineering HNC (Level 4) - Part-time

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

Electrical and Electronic Engineering HND (Level 5) - Full-time

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

Electrical and Electronic Engineering HND (Top Up) (Level 5) - Part-time

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

Electrical Installation (Level 1 City & Guilds Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’ve got an interest in finding out how things work and are thinking about pursuing a career in electrics or a related profession.

Electrical Installation (Level 2 City & Guilds Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’ve got an interest in electrics, enjoy problem solving and knowing how things work, and want to pursue a career as an electrician.

Electrical Installation (Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma) - Full-time

This qualification is for you if you wish to work as an electrician in the building services industry.

Engineering (Level 2 Technical Certificate) - 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 Technical Diploma) - Full-time

This qualification is for you if you are looking to start in the broad, advanced manufacturing and engineering sector in more specialised roles.

Engineering Operative - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)

With three different pathways: Fabrication and Welding, Machining and Maintenance, this apprenticeship will help get your career started in the engineering industry.

Engineering Technician - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

Progress your engineering career with this advanced apprenticeship.

General Engineering HND (Top Up) (Level 5) - Part-time

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

Introduction to CNC Machining - Part-time

This course is perfect if you have manual machining experience and want to gain experience using CAD/CAM systems and CNC machining

Introduction to Electro Pneumatics - Part-time

This course is perfect if you want to improve your pneumatics skills to include electronically controlled systems or electronic sensors within pneumatic systems.

Introduction to Pneumatics - Part-time

This course is perfect if you want to upskill from a production/servicing background to include pneumatics.

Introduction to Robotics and Programming - Part-time

This course is perfect if you are new to this area and want to learn how to program microcontrollers/robots.

Manufacturing Engineering HNC (Level 4) - Full-time

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

Manufacturing Engineering HNC (Level 4) - Part-time

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

Manufacturing Engineering HND (Level 5) - Full-time

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

Manufacturing Engineering HND (Top Up) (Level 5) - Part-time

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

MIG Welding (Beginners) - Part-time

This course for those who have an interest in welding and basic metal work but may not have a workshop or the equipment to explore.

MIG Welding (Intermediate) - Part-time

This course is perfect if you’ve got some welding experience and want to take things onto the next level.

TIG Welding (Advanced) - Part-time

This course is perfect if you already have some welding experience and would like to take it further.

Can’t find the course you’re looking for?

Engineering Horizon Kit - How renewable energy is the future

Learn more about how renewable energy sources are made and how to make our future greener. We teach our students to be more sustainable throughout their learning with us, as we progress into an everchanging and green-conscious industry.

This video features lecturer Abbad, introducing our horizon kits that students use to learn with.

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