Engineering and Electrical

Engineering and Electrical

About Engineering and Electrical

Our Engineering courses and Apprenticeships programmes train you to become a skilled and qualified Electrician or Engineer – opening doors to a wide range of career opportunities. Learn in our specialist facilities and industry specific workshops, from industry qualified and experienced staff.

 Develop your knowledge, practical skills and gain the industry recognised qualifications you need to start on your chosen career path. You will also gain valuable industry experience through work placement in industry whether you’re an apprentice or studying full-time.


Our courses are widely recognised by industry. Many students move from full-time courses onto Apprenticeships or trainee roles to start their career in Electrical, Mechanical, Maintenance, Building Services or Design Engineering roles with a huge range of companies. Some students from Level 3 courses also go on to university to study Engineering related courses.


UKCES forecast that there will be 36,500 growth and replacement jobs in the Advanced Materials & Manufacturing sector across Wales (LSkIP, 2015). Currently there are over 87,900 people working in this sector with 94% of those working full-time Welsh Government, 2015). There are 38,225 currently working in Engineering and Electronic Engineering occupations across South East Wales, which is set to grow by 2020.


Our students have a great track record – regularly competing in and winning UK national WorldSkills and industry skills competitions. Boost your CV with extra industry qualifications such as Computer Aided Design (CAD), to help further your skills and stand out from the crowd.

Take a look at where our Engineering courses might take you, with our Career Pathway progression map!


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Course options

16-18 year olds

Most students aged between 16-18 will study on a full-time basis or will undertake an Apprenticeship where you earn while you learn. Whatever your career goals, CAVC offers fantastic training facilities and a number of different courses to get you on track for your ideal career in Engineering. 


We offer a number of part-time professional courses in the area of Engineering and Electrical Engineering. So if you’re already working in the industry or need to develop your professional qualifications and training we offer courses including: 17th Edition Wiring Regulations, Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations, Periodic Inspection Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations, Asbestos Awareness, Health and Safety in the Workplace and more.