Engineering &
Manufacturing

Build the perfect career at The Engineering Centre, our NEW campus in Brighouse, by exploring our engineering and manufacturing courses and apprenticeships. Live closer to Halifax? Don’t worry, we still offer courses at our Halifax campus.

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Engineering Operative Level 2
Study Area: Apprenticeships Duration: 12 – 15 Months Attendance: Part Time
Introductory Welding, Fabrication and Cutting Skills - Halifax Level 1
Study Area: 16-18 & 19+ Duration: 36 Weeks (Diploma) or 18 Weeks (Award) Attendance: Full-Time
Engineering & Manufacturing Technology at Halifax Level 2
Study Area: 16-18 & 19+ Duration: 1 Year Attendance: Full Time
General Welder Level 2
Study Area: Apprenticeships Duration: 18 Months Attendance: Part Time
Engineering Technician Level 3
Study Area: Apprenticeships Duration: 36 - 42 Months Attendance: Part Time
Engineering & Manufacturing T Level Level 3
Study Area: 16-18 Duration: 2 Years Attendance: Full Time
The Engineering Centre Facilities Tour

The Engineering sector currently has a massive skills shortage and needs to employ approximately 186,000 skilled people for the next 3 years to catch up! The Engineering Centre is on a mission to play its part and try and fill that shortage for our local and surrounding communities, and to be able to offer high quality employer-led courses and apprenticeships.

Our industry standard centre perfectly reflects the type of facilities you will find in a workplace, including:

  • Garage Workshop with all the latest diagnostic equipment and ramps to carry out light vehicle maintenance
  • Custom-built Welding and Fabrication Area
  • Electrical Workshop with individual bays
  • Open space dedicated to milling and turning
  • Hand Fitting Area for foundation and engineering techniques
Why study Engineering & Manufacturing?

Calderdale is steeped in history and Manufacturing dates back to medieval times when the cloth trade was established. Since then, the production of Machine Tools, Cats Eyes, Road Drain Grids, Carpets, Stone, Sweets and even Chip Shop Ovens have been manufactured in Calderdale.

Once qualified you will have access to whole range of jobs across a broad spectrum of industries, including; Food & Beverage, Textiles, Logistics, Metal & Fabrication, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, Printing and Upholsterers and any other FMCG (fast moving consumer goods company).

Our industry links

What will I study?

Whether you want to work as an Engineer, understand what LEAN Manufacturing is or learn about the world’s Supply Chains, then we have a course for you!

Example Modules
Some example modules include:

Course Pages
Each individual course page contains information on the modules of study, but if you have any questions we are on hand to help.

Contact our Advice and Guidance team on 01422 399267 or email [email protected] for more info.

What careers could our courses lead to?

  • Supply Chain Manager

    Up to £39k
  • Manufacturing Engineer

    Up to £32k
  • Renewable Energy Engineer

    Up to £52k
  • Telecoms & Utilities Engineer

    Up to £44k
Which level is best for you?

Calderdale College has a set of standard entry requirements. Apply for the course you want to study and we will help you get there.

There are a lot of courses available – work focused, practical and academic so it is important to think about the future and whether you want to proceed to university, move onto another course or get a job. We offer BTECs, ApprenticeshipsT LevelsDegree Level Courses and more.

If you’re still not sure, don’t worry. You can speak to a member of our Advice and Guidance Team who will give you their best advice!

Do you…

Want work on real vehicles and engines learning the fundamentals of  motor vehicle service and repair?

Are you…

Ready for hands on learning experience leading to skills and a nationally recognised qualification desired by many employers?

You will…

Be able to choose from different specialisms like bodywork and paintwork, engine mechanics, panels and fabrication or welding.

Do you…

Want to develop skills in mechanical and electrical fault-finding, learn how to diagnose, solve problems and even take apart and rebuild an engine.

Need help with your application?

Request a call back and we'll talk you through it.

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Get your fresh Starbucks at our Inspire Café

Located in the Inspire Centre, our Inspire Café sells Starbucks beverages plus a range of sandwiches and snacks. It is open to students, staff and visitors to the Inspire Centre.

Where to find us
The Inspire Café can be found in the Inspire Centre, at our campus on Francis Street, Halifax.

Food and drink available
Within the café you can find a range of sandwiches, paninis, cold drinks and Starbucks beverages, plus a range of other snacks.

Loyalty card
We offer an Inspire Café loyalty card, for every Starbucks drink you purchase you will be given a stamp and once you have collected 8 stamps you will get a free drink on us!

G Floor

If our Digital Skills and Media students are not in DigiHub they may find themselves on our top floor. 

This is also home to our Business suite and many Apprentices will spend their college hours here with 1 to 1s or group sessions.

Home to:
  • Digital Skills & Media
  • Business & Enterprise
  • Apprenticeships
F Floor

Our University Centre is located on F Floor and is home to all Higher Education students and staff. 

Home to:

  • University Centre
  • Professional Studies
  • Teacher Education
  • Access to HE
  • Curriculum Support
  • Skills for Life
E Floor

This is home to our Health and Social Care Students.

Here you will find a dentistry room with working chair and tools, a pharmacy, a hospital room and nursery style classroom for Childcare students.

Home to:

  • Health & Social Care
  • Early Years & Childhood Professions
  • Dental Nursing
D Floor

D Floor is home to our student run D Cafe.

Run by Employability and Life Skills students, the cafe provides them with skills for the future as well as providing you with a nice coffee and cake. 

Home to:

  • Maths and English
  • Employability & Life Skills
  • D Cafe
  • ESOL
  • Job Centre Plus
C Floor

Our business support, executive suite and meeting rooms are all found on C floor. This floor is restricted for student entry unless permission is granted. 

Home to:

  • Business Support
  • Executive Suite
  • Meeting Rooms
  • External Funding
B Floor

Here you will find The Full Works Salon, a hair and beauty salon run by staff and students; with affordable treatments for you and your friends.

One of our two Learning Centres is also on B Floor and has plenty of PCs for drop-in use as well as bookable rooms for collaboration and quiet study.

Home to:

  • Full Works Salon
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Multi Faith Room
  • 14-16 Suite
  • Students Union
  • Learning Centre
A Floor

A Floor is home to our state-of-the-art DigiHub and Trade Academy. Our Digital Skills, Computing and Media students will spend a lot of their time here in the music studio, photography studio or iMac Suite.

Students of our construction courses will find our Brickwork, Carpentry and Joinery workshops. You will also find Cuisine 1893, our very own restaurant standard kitchen, where our hospitality and catering students will train. 

Home to:

  • Reception
  • Cuisine 1893
  • DigiHub
  • Enrolment Suite
  • Learner Services
  • Trade Academy
Inspire Centre

The Inspire Centre is home to our Sport students. With a fitness suite, rock climbing wall, sports hall and outdoor pitches there’s plenty of opportunities to get stuck into a new sport or fitness regime.

The Inspire Centre also hosts our second Learning Centre and our Animal Care students will also find their animals in the various classrooms dedicated to them, or in the outdoor hutches. Facilities for our Public Services, Outdoor Education, Electrical, Plumbing and Engineering courses are also found in the Inspire Centre. Plus you can grab a coffee from Starbucks on your way out!

Home to:

  • Sports & Fitness
  • Animal Care
  • Learning Centre
  • Outdoor Pitches

Discover our Motor Vehicle courses at our NEW bespoke Automotive Centre.

Discover our Motor Vehicle courses at our NEW bespoke Automotive Centre.