Engineering at our Town Centre Campus



Offered at

North Notts College

Engineering has always been at the heart of British industry – now it’s your turn to influence the next step of British engineering. Choose from a range of engineering and motor vehicle courses, all taught by our industry-experienced staff in our purpose-built facilities, and spark your future into gear.

Your Pathways

  • Entry Level

    Motor Vehicle

  • Level 1


    Motor Vehicle

  • Level 2

    Engineering Operations 

    Motor Vehicle 

    Apprenticeship in Engineering 

    Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle

  • Level 3

    Advanced Manufacturing

    Apprenticeship in Engineering Technician 

    Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle

  • Level 4/5

    HNC/HND in Engineering
    HNC/HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    HNC/HND in Mechanical Engineering

Get started on
your journey

Select your course to begin your application

Study Engineering


The engineering sector is ideal for those innovative bright sparks who enjoy coming up with new ways of doing things, have problem-solving skills and enjoy working practically.

Photo of a group of students working in an engineering workshop

Mechanical Engineer

Average salary - £32,000*

Mechanical Engineers develop and design the components and machinery used in manufacturing, construction and other industries.

Day-to-day tasks:

Turn research ideas into technical plans using computer aided design/ modelling (CAD/CAM), research and assess new products and innovations, present design plans and data, oversee maintenance programmes and quality control and manage technicians.**

Working environments:

At a client’s business, in an office or in a factory.

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Average salary - £26,900*

Welders cut, join and shape metal plate, pipework and composite materials in the aerospace, construction and civil engineering industries.

Day to day tasks:

Follow engineering drawings and instructions for each job, check dimensions and thickness of materials to be welded, prepare and set out sections to be joined or repaired, operate welding equipment, inspect and test welds and join using precision measuring instruments and dismantle and cut up metal in structures that are being demolished.**

Working environments:

In a workshop, on a construction site or on a demolition site.

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In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the engineering sector include*:

  • Communication
  • Management
  • Leadership
  • Customer Service
  • Problem Solving

What our students say

“I decided to go to North Notts College as it is local to where I live and I get to study a practical course which will help me get a job after College.”

William Long
William Long Level 2 - Diploma in Engineering Operations

“My aim is to become a professional welder and fabricator. The Fabrication and Welding course at North Notts College helps me develop my skills in trade techniques and teaches me to use specialised tools and equipment.”

Ethan Davis
Ethan Davis Level 2 - Diploma in Engineering Operations

“I recommend North Notts College because the course and the entire College is welcoming and just an enjoyable place to learn. We learn both the practical skills and the theory needed for a career in the Motor Vehicle Industry.”

Megan Hilton
Megan Hilton Level 1 - Diploma in Automotive Maintenance