Engineering, Motor Vehicle and Science
Would you like to be a part of future medical research breakthroughs, identify forensic evidence, restore vintage cars or be at the forefront of engineering innovations?
Our Engineering building is well-equipped with workshops containing industry-standard facilities, including arc and gas welding equipment, bench drilling machines, center lathes, vertical milling machines, as well as various precision measuring equipment and hand tools. You will also have access to CAD software which, together with the 3D printer, can bring your designs to life. Or if you prefer, programme the CNC machine to convert your designs to a 3D model.
If you enjoy working on your own car, why not turn those skills into a qualification? Our Motor Vehicle programmes are made for people with a passion for motors. The workshops are always bursting with cars to work on from a whole mix of sizes, brands and models. We also boast an MOT bay fitted out to main dealer standards which meets Vehicle and Operations Services Agency (VOSA) testing regulations.
Our science labs are kitted out with everything needed to build on your existing understanding and help you pinpoint where your passion lies. The professional equipment and environment will encourage you to think and work in the same way as qualified scientists, bringing you one step closer to achieving your career destination.
In this department there is a strong focus on developing the practical skills you need to establish yourself in the workplace through live projects. Previous projects completed by our engineering and motor vehicle students include working alongside the Cheshunt Fire and Rescue Service. Together they engineered a car that is taken to schools to demonstrate how the Fire and Rescue Service safely remove people from vehicles by cutting away the roof and doors.
We also offer you realistic workplace situations which give you the understanding of what a career in these sectors would be like. You will benefit from professionally qualified tutors who have experience within the industry and strong links with global industry leaders, such as GlaxoSmithKline.
Key Employability Skills
- Ability to research
- Time management
- Customer service
- Good communication