The North East is often described as the heart of the UK's engineering and advanced manufacturing industry, employing 126,000 people.

The region's specialisms include pharmaceutical, rail, food production and automotive. With over 150 years experience supporting the sector we are proud to work in partnership with many of the region's leading employers.

Our extensive range of engineering and advanced manufacturing courses are delivered by experienced and dedicated staff and we have some of the best engineering and advanced manufacturing facilities in the North East.

What do we offer?


Fabrication & Welding


Improving operational performance

Site Supervisor

Leadership & Management


Information & Communications Technology

Human Resources Management

Maths & English

Our facilities

Specialist welding and fabrication workshops

Our specialist welding and fabrication workshops accommodate three types of welding MIG, TIG and MMA.

A modern machine shop

Our modern machine workshop boast a selection of the latest lathes, millers, grinders, CNC Machinery, band saws and drills.

Fluid power hydraulic and pneumatic rigs

Our facilities include fluid power hydraulic and pneumatic rigs, SMC training process rigs SCADA, and pick and place rigs.

Micro controller rigs

Our engineering workshops include micro controller rigs, soldering for circuit construction and 3 types of PLCs, including Siemens Mitsubishi and Allen Bradley.

Electric power feedback rigs

On-site we have electric power feedback rigs, motor simulation rigs, motor testing and facilities to wire circuits using board systems covering all voltages up to 420.

Access to design inventor

We have access to Design Inventor, CAD, and 3D printing facilities, as well as live conveyors, pump sets, gear boxes, and training rigs.

Who we work with

We have strong links with regional engineering employers, including: Marelli (formerly Calsonic Kansei), ZF, Unipres, Adient, Gestamp, Liebherr, Connor Solutions and Signal Plastics. We work with employers, ensuring we can deliver courses appropriate for both current, and future workforce requirements. This has led to us developing programmes such as the manufacturing technician apprenticeship in conjunction with Marelli, utilising apprenticeships to address up-skilling and skills gaps within the engineering workforce.