City of Wolverhampton College
City of Wolverhampton College is one of the leading training providers in the West Midlands and offers a wide range of full-time vocational qualifications, part-time courses and apprenticeships.
All training programmes are developed in conjunction with local employers to ensure the workforce of the future is equipped with the specialist skills and knowledge needed to meet the demands of the business and the wider engineering industry.
The college has a dedicated engineering learning centre at the Paget Road campus, equipped with a range of industry-standard equipment including welding booths, maintenance equipment, programmable logic controllers, rapid prototyping machines, circuit assembly equipment, and lathes, CNCs and milling machines, as well as a specialist computer-aided design suite with the latest CAD drafting facilities.
The centre operates as a modern manufacturing plant and incorporates Lean Systems – including improvement processes, elimination of waste and developing smarter working practices – into all training.
The college offers full-time and part-time engineering courses, covering all aspects of the industry, from entry-level to university-level qualifications, to help students define their future and progress to successful careers in the industry.
Courses on offer include introductory courses in CAD, electronics, machining, programmable logic controllers, rapid prototyping, welding and workshop practices, Level 2 and Level 3 diplomas in electrical and electronics, fabrication and welding, machining, manufacturing and mechanics, and higher education HNCs and HNDs in engineering, electrical and electronics, manufacturing or mechanical.
Apprenticeships enable employees to earn while they learn by combining working for an employer with studying for a relevant qualification at college, usually on a day release basis, and are an ideal way to train new staff or upskill existing employees.
Programmes on offer include engineering fitter, metal fabricator, manufacturing technician, engineering operative and engineering technician, with specialist pathways available in electrical and electronics, fabrication and welding, maintenance, machining, mechanical, mechatronics and technical support.
Work experience placements
Work placements give students valuable experience of working in their chosen field, putting the skills and knowledge they’ve gained into practice and learning on-the-job from experienced industry employees.
And employers benefit from having enthusiastic and motivated young people as part of the team during their placement, as well as access to a pool of potential employees when looking to recruit in the future.
For details of full-time and part-time engineering courses visit www.wolvcoll.ac.uk or call 01902 836000.