Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence


Engineering is a hugely exciting field with very many different study and career options. Our excellent courses enable you to develop the skills and knowledge to progress to employment or Higher Education.

Our close relationship with the industry ensures that we are in step with the latest technological advances, giving you the very best training available

We have recently invested heavily in our engineering facilities with state-of-the-art industry-standard machinery, including 3D printers, robotics, manufacturing workshops, specialist welding and fabrication areas, CADCAM, pneumatics and hydraulics and a materials testing laboratory.

We are proud to have been awarded EngTech status by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers for our industry standard engineering facilities and strong Apprenticeship Scheme.

In addition to your main qualification in Engineering, you will gain other skills within the college’s ‘Passport to Success’. Wider employability skills, English, Maths & IT, personal learning skills and social and community skills are highly valued by employers and will make you a more rounded, employable professional.

Great Reasons to choose Engineering at CRC

  • Courses matched to industry standards to meet skills needed
  • Great progression opportunities to university and work
  • Strong links with employers
  • Excellent Apprenticeship programmes
  • Fantastic state-of-the-art Engineering facilities

What you can study at CRC

Level 2 EAL Diploma in Engineering Operations
Intermediate Apprenticeships in Engineering Technical Support, Maintenance & Installation, Fabrication & Welding & Mechanical Manufacturing
Level 3 EAL Diploma in Engineering and Technology
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/Diploma/Extended Diploma in Engineering
Advanced Apprenticeships in Composite Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Engineering Leadership, Technical Support, Maintenance, Tool Making, Installation & Commissioning, Mechanical Manufacturing & Polymer Processing Operations
Level 4/5 BTEC Level 4 HNC in Mechanical Engineering
BTEC Level 4 HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Higher Apprenticeships in Electrical & Electronic Engineering & Research & Development

Engineering Courses

“The new facilities at CRC are great. The machines in the workshop are new and easy to use and there’s loads of electronics equipment to have a go with. All the teachers really know their stuff and they are really enthusiastic about their work”

Jade Kavaliauskas - Advanced Apprentice in Engineering

“I was interested in Engineering and chose this course to help me decide which direction to go into. I’d like to specialise in a particular field of engineering and move onto an Apprenticeship.”

Beth Pedlar - Level 2 Per forming Engineering Operations

Cambridge Campus Status

The Cambridge Campus is open as normal.

Huntingdon Campus Status

The Huntingdon Campus is open as normal.