Engineering & Automotive

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Mechanical engineering involves many different routes including analysis, design, manufacturing and maintenance of mechanical systems. You’ll develop a solid understanding of key concepts.

Motor Vehicle

Employment is usually with garages, transport companies, road haulage companies or large organisations with fleets of vehicles. At technician level you’ll perform skilled diagnostic work, including work on electronic and computer controlled systems.

Motor Vehicle Body Repair & Refinishing

The skills involved within body repair and refinishing vary from sectioning panels to valeting, MIG welding and rectifying paint defects. Employment is usually within garages, body shops and the motor sport industries.

Electrical & Electronic

Full time courses provide the first step towards qualified electrician status focusing on the industrial environment and include studying towards City & Guilds technical qualifications.

Pathways to Apprenticeships Programme

The Pathways to Apprenticeships Programme is a flexible route providing the underpinning knowledge and skills required in the industry. Whether you want to study full time, day release or part time, we have a course for you.

What Next?

Many of our engineering students go on to study at universities, or here at Coleg Gwent. Or if you’d prefer to put what you learnt into action, you could go into employment making up the 8,000 engineers that are needed in Wales by 2022*

What can I study, and where?

Download the fact sheet and find out where you can study each of our different Engineering & Automotive Courses


I was all set to study teaching at university but work experience at British Airways completely changed my mind. I loved the hands on aspect so I cancelled my university place and enrolled on a mechanical engineering course. I was nervous at first but the tutors are great and help you learn at your own pace. Now I have the skills to go onto an apprenticeship.

Callum Abdie
Level 2 Mechanical Engineering
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