Workshops and Composites Centre

Want a career in construction? Practical experience is crucial for entry into industry careers. That’s why we have modern, well-stocked workshops.

We offer you hands-on experience using the best equipment and cutting-edge technology available. All of our workshops offer a safe, regularly-audited working environment.

Aeronautical engineering

We have Civil Aviation Authority-approved aeronautical training facilities at our Advanced Engineering Centre. These include:

  • 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

We have a state-of-the-art composites workshop. This is 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

You will find a range of workshops with specialist equipment. These are for students practising:

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

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

Engineering

We offer 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.

Motor

We have top-of-the-range motor facilities. These include:

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