Equipped with the latest technologies.
Our electrical engineering workshop is fully fitted with realistic
installation bay so you can practice electrical wiring and
installations. The workshop is well-equipped with programmable
logical controllers (PLCs), signal generators, oscilloscopes, power
supplies and frequency controllers, computer simulation software
and virtual instrumentation - all you need to power your electrical
Our motor vehicle department has strong relationships with garages
throughout the north east, which donate cars and recruit
Northumberland College students as apprentices.
Our brand-new workshop has six vehicle bays systems for
identifying faults, installing and repairing parts, wheel
balancing, tyre changes and pressure checks and a range of
diagnostic equipment including compression testers, cooling system
testers and cyclinder head leak testers.
Computers are installed with engine management software
including Auto Data, which is used in working garages and contains
vast information on repair times, fault codes, procedures and ATT -
a training package used in the classroom.
We recently invested £10,000 on solar thermal equipment including
flat plate collectors and evacuated tube collectors to ensure
students have the opportunity to learn using the latest industry
Specialist domestic gas training courses are also taught from
our purpose built gas assessment centre for those who require gas
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (RAC)
The RAC department is equipped with test equipment, simulated
systems, two F-Gas assessment rigs with recovery machines,
electronic leak detectors and all of the associated specialist
tools including flaring, pipe expandage kits, refrigerant recovery
machines, vacuum pumps and hand tools.
The mechanical engineering workshop contains CNCs, lathes and
milling machines as well as benchfitting and turning facilities.
You will study CAD using Autocad and Inventor.
Welding and Fabrication
You will get to study welding techniques in the workshop which is
capable of performing MIG, TIG, MMA and Oxy Acetylene welding
processes. The welding workshop has seven dedicated MIG bays and
five TIG bays. The fabrication section of the workshop has pinch
roles, break press, box pan folders, guillotine, beveller and