Workshops and Composites Centre

Practical experience is crucial in preparing our students for entry into industry careers. Our modern, well-stocked workshops offer students hands-on experience using the best equipment and cutting-edge technology available. All of our workshops offer a safe working environment that is regularly audited both internally and externally.

Aeronautical engineering

Civil Aviation Authority-approved aeronautical training facilities at the Advanced Engineering Centre, including:

  • Two planes, one helicopter, simulation rigs and a wind tunnel
  • Fully operational avionics lab and electrical lab
  • Technical library
  • Engine workshop
  • Composite material workshop

Advanced composites

State-of-the-art composites workshop equipped with:

  • Curing oven
  • Resin infusion equipment
  • Heat lamps and control
  • Dedicated extraction system
  • Deep freeze storage unit
  • Dedicated resin mixing centre
  • HEATCON Hot bonder for laminate repair

Construction and wet trades

Specialist workshops with all of the equipment and facilities needed to support students practising:

  • Bricklaying
  • Carpentry
  • Construction
  • Painting and decorating
  • Plastering
  • Plumbing

Facilities also include replica construction sites, bathroom suites, boilers and wood machining tools.


Fully-equipped electrical workshops, including:

  • Permanently stationed electrical stores
  • Technician support
  • Dedicated hands-on electrical fault finding and inspection practice facility
  • Assessment rooms

 In addition, our Advanced Engineering Centre offers:

  • A large engineering workshop
  • Electronics equipment
  • A hydraulic laboratory
  • Pneumatics test equipment
  • A CNC workshop and lathes
  • Solid modelling equipment
  • Computer aided learning equipment


Top of the range motor facilities, including:

  • Heavy and light vehicle workshop
  • Forklift truck workshop
  • Body repair and finishing workshops
  • Electronic engine testing and diagnostic equipment
  • Computer aided simulation rigs

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