The value of a highly skilled, competent and motivated workforce cannot be underestimated, giving your business the competitive edge to succeed in a fast moving commercial world.

Lowestoft College has an unsurpassed reputation for high quality training within the engineering sector. Year on year we meet training needs in the fields of fabrication and welding, mechanical, electrical, maintenance and process engineering from entry level qualifications to apprenticeships, all the way through to bachelor of engineering degrees. 

For information about our Engineering Apprenticeships please visit the Apprenticeship pages or ring 01502 525151. 

National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ)

NVQs are work-related, competence-based qualifications. They reflect the skills and knowledge needed to do a job effectively, and show that a person is competent in the area of work the NVQ represents. These include a one day induction session followed by on-going assessment in the workplace. 

NVQs are available in the following disciplines at Levels 2 and 3:
  • Fabrication and Welding
  • Engineering Maintenance 
  • Installation and Commissioning
  • Instrumentation and Control
  • Electrical Maintenance 
  • Electrical Installation
  • Project Control
  • Engineering Production
Please contact us for more information. 

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Welding Skills 3268

  • 2

This course enables welders and fabricators to obtain or improve their skills in a range of common welding, cutting and ...

Welding Skills 3268

  • 1

This course enables welders and fabricators to obtain or improve their skills in a range of common welding and cutting ...

Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Technology (Advanced)

This course provides delegates who already have a basic understanding of PLCs with a more in-depth study of PLC technology ...

Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Technology (Introduction)

This course will provide engineers with in-depth knowledge and skills to analyse and understand complex process systems and undertake fault ...

Computer Aided Draughting City and Guilds 7579

  • 35 Weeks
  • 3

This is an advanced course to enhance the skills and speed required within the commercial aided draughting environment.

Computer Aided Draughting City and Guilds 7579

  • 18 Weeks
  • 2

This is an introductory course to develop skills in modern computer aided draughting techniques.

HNC & HND Operations Engineering

  • One year full-time, two years part-time
  • 4/5
  • Full time / Part time

Operations Engineering involves the student in units across both Mechanical and Electrical Engineering disciplines.

Engineering Operations and Maintenance or Electrical/Electronic Engineering

  • 3

This course will provide a broad based work-related understanding of engineering principles and practical skills required by the modern engineering ...

Abrasive Wheels

  • 4 hours

This course covers the regulations and practical aspects of the safe use of abrasive wheels.