Engineering and Automotive

 

Neath College | Pontardawe College | Brecon Beacons College | Newtown College


Full Time | Part Time

 

5 Reasons to choose NPTC Group of Colleges

  • Strong links with over 100 local, regional and national employers
  • Great progression opportunities to University and Excellent Apprenticeship programmes
  • Fantastic state-of-the-art Engineering facilities
  • Courses matched to industry standards to meet skills needed
  • One of the most in-demand, growing sectors of industry

Engineering is a hugely exciting field with very many different study and career options. Our excellent courses enable you to develop the skills and knowledge to progress to employment or Higher Education.

An engineering career will provide you with excellent pay, lots of variety in your work and high levels of job satisfaction. Whichever discipline you choose, building a strong foundation of knowledge with an Engineering Study Programme at NPTC Group; The School of Engineering can start you out in your journey to success, In addition to your main qualification in Engineering, you will gain other skills for wider employability skills, English, Maths & IT, personal learning skills and social and community skills are highly valued by employers and will make you a more rounded, employable professional. Our close relationship with the industry ensures that we are in step with the latest technological advances, giving you the very best training available


The School of Engineering

Over four Colleges, the Engineering department offers disciplines in Mechanical, Maintenance, Fabrication and Welding, Hydraulics and Pneumatics, Electronics, Automotive, Vehicle body and Repair and Refinishing. The department provides full- and part-time programmes of study designed to meet the needs of employers within Wales, the UK and overseas. All qualifications offered are nationally recognised and will enhance students’ prospects of graduating into employment within their chosen Engineering discipline. The department’s professional and highly qualified staff deliver excellent teaching and strive to develop the next generation of engineers, regardless of discipline or direction they choose. Building on invaluable industry experience, the staff ensure all students have the best opportunity to enhance their skills and qualifications.


Mechanical/Maintenance Engineering

College Delivery: Neath / Newtown College
Mechanical/Maintenance engineering involves many different routes including analysis, design, manufacturing and maintenance of mechanical systems. You will develop a solid understanding of key concepts. Mechanical/ Maintenance engineers use these principles and others in the design and analysis of specialist components in a verity of sectors.


Facilities

Our purpose-built industry-specification workshops and classrooms house state-of-the-art engineering equipment and computers. Workshops contain manual lathes, milling machines and engineering benches, while separate specialised workshops and classrooms contain Haas advanced (CNC) Computer Numerical Controlled machines in both Milling and Turning. Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D printing technology. Our Hydraulics and Pneumatics/Electro-Pneumatics workshop house many vital test rigs, these apparatus within the industry are essential to test and assess the capability and performance of components for industrial use.


Fabrication and Weldi
ng

Colleges delivered: Neath / Newtown College
The welding and fabrication industry requires highly skilled people where there are many employment opportunities. Employment in areas such as energy, oil and gas, engineering maintenance and industrial manufacture are all accessible with a qualification in this discipline. Our highly skilled lecturers will support and guide you through the basics of this industry and students completing the course will understand how welding integrates into an engineering system.


Facilities

Our industrial specification purpose built fabrication and welding workshops house high-quality equipment, covering all aspects of welding applications including Metal Inert Gas (MIG), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG), Manual Metal Arc (MMA), and Destructive and Non-destructive testing (DT/NDT) CNC Plasma machine.


Electronics

Colleges delivered: Neath
The underpinning knowledge gained from studying a course will enable progression into associated electronic/electrical services.


Facilities

Electronic/Electrical laboratories, classrooms and computer rooms contain state-of-the-art resources to support all students progressing within this discipline.


Automotive Engineering (Motor Vehicle)

Colleges delivered: Pontardawe College/ Brecon College / Newtown College
Employment is usually with garages, transport companies, road haulage companies or large organisations with fleets of vehicles. At technician level you will perform skilled diagnostic work, including work on electronic and computer controlled systems. The work is challenging and logical, involving a lot of problem solving. In larger companies, it is usually possible to gain promotion to supervisory and management jobs.


Facilities

The Automotive Academy department boasts a prestigious state-of-the-art Motor Vehicle Academy, sponsored and promoted by Snap-On Tools.
 

Vehicle Body and Repair and Refinishing

Colleges delivered: Pontardawe College
Employment is usually within garages, body shops and the motor sport industry that specialise in the repair of vehicles after accident damage. The skills involved within body repair and refinishing vary from sectioning panels to valeting, MIG welding and rectifying paint defects. We offer both Pre-Apprentice programmes (full time) and Apprenticeship Programmes. The Apprenticeship programme includes both day release (theory) and practical block release sessions

We have recently launched a new vehicle body repair workshop at Pontardawe College with state-of-the-art spray booth with a paint mixing room, wheel refurbishment booth and a high-intensity heating bay that boasts a prestigious state-of-the-art spray booth with a paint mixing room, wheel refurbishment booth and a high-intensity heating bay.

prestigious state-of-the-art Motor Vehicle Academy, sponsored and promoted by Snap-On Tools. We have recently launched a new vehicle body repair workshop at Pontardawe College with state-of-the-art spray booth with a paint mixing room, wheel refurbishment booth and a high-intensity heating bay.
 

Higher Education

Colleges delivered: Neath / Newtown College
The Engineering department offers Higher Education programmes such as HNC/HND with formal entry requirements for every level. Applicants will need to demonstrate a commitment to study and will be interviewed for suitability by the Course Coordinator


Academic Excellence

The School of Engineering offers programmes of study that aid progression into Apprenticeships or University. Commencing at entry level through to Higher Education HNC/HND. There are formal entry requirements for every level. Applicants will need to demonstrate a commitment to study and will be interviewed for suitability by the Course Coordinator.

The college of choice for delivery of Modern Apprenticeship delivery, we carry out bespoke training and curriculum development at company’s headquarters as we are flexible in nature and can adapt to a company’s evolutionary needs.

The Engineering Department has been very successful in the Welsh and World Skills competitions. All areas of Engineering are fully represented in these competitions.

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Motor Vehicle Academy & Vehicle Body and Repair and Refinishing

The Engineering department boasts a prestigious state-of-the-art Motor Vehicle Academy, sponsored and promoted by Snap-On Tools. We have recently launched a new vehicle body repair workshop at Pontardawe College with state-of-the-art spray booth with a paint mixing room, wheel refurbishment booth and a high-intensity heating bay.

Electronics

The Engineering department’s electronics laboratories, classrooms and computer rooms contain state-of-the-art resources to support all students progressing within this discipline.

Courses and Academic Excellence

The Engineering department offers programmes of study that aid progression into Apprenticeships or University from entry level through to Higher Education HNC/HND with formal entry requirements for every level. Applicants will need to demonstrate a commitment to study and will be interviewed for suitability by the Course Coordinator.

The Engineering department has been very successful in the Welsh and World Skills competitions. All areas of Engineering are fully represented in these competitions.

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Courses
Advanced Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering (Part-Time)
Automotive Engineering Level 1 (Full Time)
Automotive Engineering Level 2 (Full Time)
BTEC Enhanced Engineering Learning Programme Level 3 (Full-Time)
BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering (Full Time)
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering (Part-Time)
C&G Level 2 Certificate in Welding (Part-Time)
C&G Level 3 Certificate in Welding (Part-Time)
C&G VRQ Level 2 in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair (4290-12) (Apprenticeship via Pathways) (Part-Time)
C&G VRQ Level 2 Vehicle Maintenance & Repair (4270-12) (Apprenticeship via Pathways) (Part-Time)
C&G VRQ Level 3 in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair (4270-13) (Apprenticeship via Pathways) (Part-Time)
C&G VRQ Level 3 in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair (4290-13) (Apprenticeship via Pathways) (Part-Time)
Determining the Business Benefits of Using Drones (Part-Time)
EAL Advanced Diploma in Engineering and Technology Maintenance Competences (VRQ3) (Part-Time)
EAL Advanced Diploma in Engineering and Technology Mechanical Production Competences (VRQ3) (Part-Time)
EAL Level 3 Diploma in Engineering (Full Time)
Engineering BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
Engineering Level 1 (Full-Time)
Enhanced Maintenance Engineering Learning Programme Level 2 (Full-Time)
Enhanced Mechanical Engineering Learning Programme Level 2 (Full-Time)
Fabrication & Welding Level 2 (Full-Time)
Fabrication & Welding Level 3 (Full Time)
Higher National Certificate In Electronic and Electrical Engineering – HNC (Part-Time)
Higher National Certificate In General Engineering – HNC (Part-Time)
Higher National Certificate In Mechanical Engineering – HNC (Part-Time)
Higher National Diploma in Electronic & Electrical Engineering – HND (Full-Time or Part-Time)
Higher National Diploma In General Engineering – HND (Full-Time or Part-Time)
Higher National Diploma In Mechanical Engineering – HND (Full-Time or Part-Time)
Introduction to Aerial Imagery using Drones (Part-Time)
Introduction to Engineering (Full-Time)
Maintenance Engineering Level 2 (Full-Time)
Mechanical Engineering Level 2 (Full-Time)
Vehicle Body Repair Level 1 (Body) (Full Time)
Vehicle Body Repair Level 2 (Body) (Full Time)
Vehicle Body Repair Level 2 Refinishing (Paint) (Full Time)