Improving your business performance

We all know that Apprenticeships are key to the future of your organisation and like work-based qualifications, they are delivered in a flexible way, fitting in with your work patterns and ensuring minimal interruptions to your workflow. Engineering and automotive training is especially well-suited to the combination of on and off-the-job training so by working in partnership with you, we maximise the benefit of our training for the learner, your workplace operations and therefore your business as a whole.

And who wouldn’t want a more motivated workforce, gaining recognition for their work, attaining qualifications and feeling valued?

Apprenticeships on offer:

  • Engineering Technician* (Level 3)
  • Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering (Level 2 & Level 3)
  • Fabrication & Welding (Level 2 & Level 3)
  • Engineering Maintenance (Level 2 & Level 3)
  • Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Level 2 & Level 3)
  • Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Level 4)

* Please note, this is an apprenticeship standard.

IMI MOT Solutions

As an IMI approved centre, Shrewsbury College offers cost-effective solutions which meet DVSA MOT requirements for managers and testers:

  • IMI Level 2 in MOT testing classes 4 and 7 (Light Vehicle)
  • Level 3 Light Vehicle Inspection
  • Level 3 MOT Test Centre Management
  • MOT annual training and annual assessment

These courses are offered on weekdays, evenings and weekends.

To book your place please ring 01743 342333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For the rest of your workforce, tailored work-based qualifications include Business Improvement Techniques - designed to improve your business performance through team working, by involving and empowering everyone from senior management to operatives.

  • Improve sales, cash flow and profitability
  • Strengthen your strategic competitive position
  • Implement systems to monitor performance and embed the improvement for long term results

Specialist Engineering programmes

A wide range of specialist engineering programmes are available including Introduction to 3D CAD for Engineers and our Foundation Degree in Manufacturing Technology - just one of many courses we offer in higher education, in partnership with Staffordshire University.

Performing Engineering Operations Unit 233 - Wiring and testing electrical equipment and circuits (Level 2)
During this 2 week programme you will learn how to use the appropriate tools and techniques to make a variety of terminations and connect a range of electrical components, such as switches / switchgear, distribution panels, motors and starters, control systems, sensors and actuators, safety devices and luminaires. Activities include the wiring and termination of a range of cables, such as single and multicore cables, screened cables, fire resistant and armoured cables. Cost: £990 per person, fully inclusive.

Fabrication and Welding

Overcome the national shortage of welders and fabricators with our wide range of courses for all levels of skill. Day release, part-time evenings and work based assessment… you choose what’s best for you!

Our state of the art Engineering & Construction Centre allows your workforce to learn in a fully modernised environment and benefit from industry standard facilities. You are very welcome to come and see for yourself!

We are proud to be a member of Made in the Midlands - supporting engineering employers in our region.

Head and shoulders photo of Steve Lloyd, Motor Vehicle Assessor

Steve Lloyd, Motor Vehicle Assessor

Steve gained a City & Guilds Level 3 Motor Vehicle Studies qualification at Newtown College, followed by BTEC at Shrewsbury College. He joined the Post Office in 1979 as a motor vehicle technician and became the Workshop Manager for the North West Region and finally Operations Manager for the Shropshire and the Marches region. Steve is a Member of the Institute of the Motor Industry and an IMI accredited assessor for MOT tester training. He enjoys imparting his knowledge and experience to others just starting their journey in the Motor Industry.

Head and shoulders photo of Christine Chapman, Engineering Apprenticeship Practitioner

Christine Chapman, Engineering Apprenticeship Practitioner

I am a time served engineer with a Mechanical Engineering degree and MBA. I worked in Operations Management for a large part of my career and then moved to teaching and assessing in the FE and HE sector, both in Engineering and Management approx. 10 years ago. I have both taught and managed in the training arena. I have significant experience of delivering the new Engineering standards in addition to frameworks. I am passionate about delivering high quality training to future engineers.

Sandra Sinclair, Manufacturing Lead Assessor and Internal Quality Assurer

Sandra started her career with a four year Apprenticeship in Manufacturing and Logistics with Laura Ashley. Gaining experience in machining, warehousing and production control, she moved on to a major supplier to Marks & Spencer, firstly employed as Production Manager and then Operations Manager. Her significant experience covers both production and logistics with a strong bias in lean manufacturing processes, including two years in the automotive industry.

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Work experience placements

We are always looking for work experience placements for our enthusiastic students - can you help?

Please ring 01743 342347