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Engineering Technology

The college has a modern Advanced Manufacturing and Built Environment division, providing specialised facilities for Engineering, Motor Vehicle Technology, Construction and Carpentry.

Engineering Technology

Engineering plays an important role in all manufacturing processes, the college has a wide range of expertise and new facilities to help you gain the qualifications that you need. Take a look at this video: https://youtu.be/ysjcJaCSLQo

Why choose to study Engineering with us?

  • Fantastic facilities.
  • Excellent partnerships and apprenticeship opportunities with local organisations e.g. General Dynamics.
  • Excellent partnership with the University of South Wales
  • Opportunities to engage in European work experience placements

Partnership link with General Dynamics

The college has recently teamed up with Merthyr Tydfil’s newest major employer to ensure mutual benefits for the wider economy and workforce.

General Dynamics Land Systems-UK, which is set to create 250 jobs over the next 12 months, is working with the college to train the workforce at its Pentrebach base.

In 2016, the college and General Dynamics agreed a new engineering apprenticeship programme, providing the opportunity for BTEC level 3 engineering students to combine working at the plant with studying at the college. The first cohort of these learners have now completed their first year and are all enjoying the opportunity to gain hands on experience whilst completing their BTEC level 3 engineering courses.

Rhys Davies, a former pupil of Afon Taf High School commented “The apprenticeship has provided a fantastic opportunity for me to study and work locally.”

Niall Rowlands, who also previously studied at Afon Taf High School, stated “I’m really pleased to have been given the opportunity to study on an apprenticeship programme with such a large and reputable company. I’m looking forward to my second year, which will see us work at the plant for four days a week and spend one day a week at college.”

In addition, the college has also been delivering Spanish lessons to General Dynamics staff who are based between the Merthyr plant and the company plant in Seville.For further information on General Dynamics http://www.generaldynamics.uk.com




Motor Vehicle Technology

The IMI is the professional body for people employed or seeking employment in the motor industry. As the leading awarding body for the retail motor industry, the IMI offers a range of Vocationally Related Qualifications (VRQs), National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) or National Diplomas. These courses are able to deliver the widest range of technical knowledge, which is necessary in order to become a skilled motor vehicle technician, master technician or allow progression to higher education. There is a qualification suited to all levels of applicants from entry level 1 courses right through to level 4 master technician courses.




A level Design and Technology

A level design and technology offers a unique opportunity for learners to identify and solve real problems by designing and making products or systems in a wide range of contexts relating to their personal interests.

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