The Engineering Academy has specialist resources that gives students the technical knowledge and work-based skills in addition to academic qualifications, providing a head start for a career in Engineering or further study.
Our state of the art brand new workshop facilities which opened
in December 2014, aims to inspire and nurture young people to be
skilled and enterprising professionals with the academic, personal
and practical skills to enter careers in this sector. It provides a
work-related environment focusing on skills relating to business
awareness, teamwork, project management and employability, which
will be at the heart of the curriculum. Every student is encouraged
to focus positively and practically on his or her future.
Our new facilities include:
- Electrical workshop with real installation bays
- Welding workshop with MIG, TIG, MMA and sheet metal work
- Motor vehicle workshop with six ramp systems, MOT capabilities
and diagnostic equipment for both light vehicles and heavy
- Plumbing workshop with purpose build gas assessment center and
solar thermal equipment
- Mechanical engineering workshop with CNC milling and turning
facilities, 3D printing, conventional lathes and milling
- Design center with Industry standard AutoCAD, Inventor and
Master CAM software
- Air Conditioning and Refrigeration workshop
Engineering is high-growth sector that is critical to the
success of the region. The Engineering Academy, with its specialist
approach, is intended to support both young people and local
employers in developing this vital growth area in the region.
Our apprenticeship programmers are designed to meet local
employers and the wider community. We deliver apprenticeship
programmer to a number of employer's including Merit Process
Engineering, Hadrian Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Homes 4
Northumberland, Techflow Technology and Barrington Metalworks
If you are considering to start your career in Engineering or
already working in the sector and want to update your skills, we
have courses suitable for all.
We deliver high quality full time, part time, evening classes
and Apprenticeships in Mechanical Engineering, Motor Vehicle
Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Welding & Fabrication,
Plumbing & Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration.
We also deliver HNC in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and
HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering