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Engineering and Technology

A male and female engineering student examining a machine in a workshop

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 Boots PLC, RB - Reckitt Benckiser and ZF Services UK Ltd, 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.

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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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.

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.

Electro Technical - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

Kick start your career as an electrician with this advanced apprenticeship.

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.

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.

Engineering Operative - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)

With two different pathways: Fabrication and Welding and Maintenance Operative, 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.

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) - Full-time

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

General Engineering HNC (Level 4) - Full-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.

General Engineering HNC (Level 4) - 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.

General Engineering HND (Level 5) - Full-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.

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.

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.

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.

Toolmaker and Tool and Die Maintenance Technician - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

If you are looking to gain a qualification in toolmaking and earn while you learn, this apprenticeship maybe for you!

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

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

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

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

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