Centre of Excellence - Engineering

Our established Centre of Excellence is focused on raising aspirations in Engineering through outstanding teaching and delivers a wide range of courses up to degree level including Apprenticeships for careers in;

  • Aircraft Design and Build Engineer
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Motor Vehicle Engineer
  • Robotics


Pass rates are high with 100% pass rate at Level 3 and many of our students progress onto University or Degree Apprenticeships.

Partnerships with many employers including Sellafield and MBDA Missile Systems deliver real work experience for students and our expert tutors are time served engineers.

Excellence in Student Success and Achievements

Our students progress onto University, an apprenticeship or employment in their chosen career.

  • 100% Pass Rate
  • College students make Team UK in World Skills
  • 100% progression rates for Electrical & Electronic and Mechanical Engineering
  • Students have represented Squad UK at World Skills

Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Our expert tutors are time served experts in their industry and hold the highest qualifications in their field. They have worked in the careers we are training students for and engage in continued professional development to stay ahead. Meet some of our Engineers and Professors in the expert tutor profiles.

Industry Standard Facilities

Our students have access to real working environments and move into their chosen field with practical experience in live settings including our dedicated Pagefield Centre, a multi-million pound Engineering Centre that includes:-

  • Teaching labs featuring Industry Standard Equipment
  • Sustainable Technology & Renewable Energies Centre
  • Automotive & Mechanical Engineering Workshops
  • Construction Workshops
  • Specialist Fluid & Thermodynamics Laboratory
  • Inspection & Testing Facilities

Browse our facilities gallery to find out more.

Excellence in Partnerships and Employer Engagement

Our students engage in live industry projects with leading companies locally, nationally and internationally. Engagement with businesses and opportunities to undertake placements in industry for our students includes Sellafield Ltd, MBDA Missile Systems, HUSCO International and many more.

Our Expert Engineering Tutors

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Dr Derek Green
Senior Lecturer in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
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Martin Gilmore
Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering
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Jamie Tomlinson
Lecturer in Electrical Installation
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Adrian Naylor
Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Explore Our Facilities

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Automotive & Hybrid Engineering
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Computer Aided Design Software
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Mechanical Engineering

Scholarship Programme

Our Centre of Excellence offers exceptionally talented students a Scholarship worth up to £2,000*.

The scholarship is designed to help students reach their full potential. Students can use the fund towards the cost of equipment and travel.

Details on how to apply for the Scholarship will be available at your College interview.