The College of West Anglia

Everything around you has been engineered in some way: cars, computers, TVs, toys, wind turbine and even a can of baked beans. Engineering is the science, discipline, art and profession of acquiring and applying technical knowledge to design materials, structures, machines, devices, systems and processes that safely realise a desired objective. The college offers a huge range of courses to help you take your first steps into the industry, ranging from the teaching of techniques such as fabrication and welding through to specialist electrical installation, please select a subject area below to learn more.

Electrical Installation

Electrical installations effect us all and the importance of having fully qualified, electrical installation engineers is key to ensuring we can all enjoy our creature comforts safely. There are excellent career prospects in the electrical installation industry and CWA has a proven track record in supporting individuals to become fully qualified engineers.

Our state-of-the-art technology centres at our King's Lynn and Wisbech campuses provide a first class learning environment, enabling you to develop your skills and meet the needs of the industry. To become a successful electrical engineer you will need sound practical skills, have a good understanding of maths and science and a real understanding of what happens when something is switched on.

Engineering

Everything around you has been engineered in some way: cars, computers, TVs, toys, wind turbines, even a can of baked beans. Engineering is the science, discipline, art and profession of acquiring and applying technical knowledge to design materials, structures, machines, devices, systems and processes that safely realise a desired objective.

Success Stories

Bradley Dyble

Motorsport, Engineering

Bradley previously studied at the Flegg High School in Great Yarmouth before joining CWA where he successfully completed the level 3 in Motorsport before progressing to the HNC in Engineering, which he completed in 2014. He is now working as a full-time race mechanic for Excelr8 Motorsport, based near Snetterton, which provide ‘Arrive and Drive’ packages for drivers wishing to compete in the Power Maxed Mini Challenge along with support packages for owner drivers who want to run their own car.

“Studying at CWA helped me dramatically because the college runs a full race spec Formula Ford in the BRSCC championship which gave me the confidence to work within a motorsport team and talk to drivers. My best memories were working in the workshop stripping and rebuilding the 1600cc Formula Ford and preparing it for race weekends as the college motorsport team went racing at various tracks around Great Britain. I would tell anyone thinking about studying at CWA to do it as you learn a huge amount and see the different sides of motorsport. This allows you to then decide which route to take i.e. assistant mechanic, main mechanic, chief mechanic or team manager. I was so passionate about this course I moved away from my home in Great Yarmouth at 16 years old and lived as a lodger for two years. This was the best decision I ever made because I met so many new people and made many friends, who I’m still in contact with.”