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Advanced Engineering and Technology

This is the perfect course for refining the skills and knowledge you have acquired, covering a diverse range of topics in the exciting world of engineering. You will develop advanced machining skills through turning and milling exercises and look at essential topics in the industry such as CNC programming, PLC programming and CAD design and manufacturing. You will be giving the opportunity to attend real life training events within the sector, through the support of local manufacturers. Upon completion, you can consider employment or study on the Level 3 Extended Diploma in engineering. This course can help you progress to an advanced level of practical engineering, and will prepare you well for employment or an apprenticeship with a suitable employer.

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“My goal is to become a marine engineer, and my course has improved my career prospects as well as providing many memorable experiences. I've driven a powerboat and worked on the engine of Aspiration, the College’s 38ft yacht, amongst many others; all great experience for employment.”  Leanne Cole

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

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