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87-89, Sisna Park Road, Plymouth, PL6 7AE
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Engineering Skills Centre Plymouth

Cornwall College's specialist Engineering Skills Centre in the heart of industry in Plymouth.

The Engineering Skills Centre was opened in 2014 as a solution to our growing number of learners in and around Plymouth. It now acts as a training hub for apprentices from BD, Wrigley's and Kawasaki as well as providing daytime and evening courses for school pupils, adults and businesses.

The Centre is fully fitted out for manufacturing, electrical and maintenance training as well as TIG, MIG and arc welding, CAD/CAM and PAT testing.

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Standards Apprenticeship – Machinist

Level 3 • Work-based • Cornwall College Camborne, Engineering Skills Centre Plymouth


This Level 3 apprenticeship is ideal if you want to start your journey to becoming a qualified engineer. The apprenticeship route provides an ideal foundation for a wide range of skills within the engineering field. Within the 4-year apprenticeship you will start from a general engineering platform at the foundation phase (years 1 & 2), where you will learn a grounding in Engineering, with a mix of units. You will learn a range of practical skills, be able to follow technical drawings and work carefully and methodically. The course is 75% practical workshop based with 25% classroom theory work. You will have to complete a range of practical assessments to a high standard alongside reports that detail what you have done and whether you met the required standard. You will then progress onto the development phase (Years 3 & 4) where you will hone your skills specific to your pathway and your job. Learning all the skills and knowledge required in greater depth and understanding that years 1 & 2. This phase is 50% theory and 50% practical. Completing units on a pass/merit/distinction basis. All training is provided by ex-industry experts with many years within their field to guide you through your learning and assessment within the course. Alongside this College based qualificatqualification, you will complete an NVQ style competence qualification. A Cornwall College assessor will walk you through the process of completing report write ups of jobs you do at work. Once you have completed the four qualifications (2 at Foundation and 2 at Development phases) you will progress to an End Point Assessment, where you will be assessed on your skills and knowledge in an interview. Foundation phase units include: - health and safety - Communication - Efficiency and effectiveness - Engineering Maths - Business improvement techniques - Plate Fabrication - MIG & TIG Welding - Sheet metal fabrication - CAD design - Hand fitting - Turning and Milling machining Development phase units include: - health and safety - Communication - Engineering maths - Engineering materials - CAD Design - Advanced Milling - Advanced Turning - CNC Programming We have award-winning partnerships with many world-class organisations in Cornwall, See career progression tab for a list of current apprentice locations. To ensure you gain all the skills needed for a career as an engineer, you will need to start your apprenticeship at the foundation phase. On successful completion you will move through to the development phase, this will lead to employment or you can continue onto our HNC/HND programs.

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Manufacturing Engineering Advanced Certificate

Level 3 • Full-time • Engineering Skills Centre Plymouth


This ‘Engineering Apprenticeship Academy’ BTEC Level 3 course is driven by industry - helping learners to gain experience in a variety of sectors within engineering. The course will be endorsed by the local employers who we currently deliver apprenticeship programmes for; giving plenty of opportunity for the individual to gain a better understanding of apprenticeships and the engineering workplace. The course will not only develop the learners’ engineering knowledge, but the aim is to create a more work-ready individual, who, throughout the duration of the course, finds a sector they enjoy - with the goal of ensuring a progression to an even more successful apprenticeship programme, upon completion.

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Lockdown support for students spells win for college

Lockdown support for students spells win for college

26th November 2021


Staff from The Cornwall College Group (TCCG) are celebrating after receiving an award from the South West Regional Library Services (SWRLS) recognising the high quality of support they provided students during lockdown.

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New funding to provide tailored skills to Cornish businesses

New funding to provide tailored skills to Cornish businesses

9th November 2021


A new European Social Funded (ESF) project is helping to boost a range of industry sectors across Cornwall by giving local businesses the bespoke skills, training and qualifications they really need.

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College celebrates 15 years of inspiring student racing event

College celebrates 15 years of inspiring student racing event

22nd June 2021


The region’s largest college group is celebrating 15 years since establishing the aspirational Greenpower racing event in Cornwall, helping to inspire thousands of school students into engineering education.

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Sustainability tops college timetable during week-long eco conference

Sustainability tops college timetable during week-long eco conference

12th April 2021


A leading local college is renewing its focus on sustainability by hosting many of Cornwall’s most influential voices from the environmental movement in a series of talks and workshops. 

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Free training and courses for adults to boost career prospects

Free training and courses for adults to boost career prospects

31st March 2021


Adults across Devon and Cornwall can boost their job prospects with a free course and training offer that launches this week.

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