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The Engineering department of Kendal College offers a dedicated workshop, boasting industry-standard centre lathes, CNC systems, and 3D printers, and a range of computer facilities with the latest 2D/3D CAD software. The nine members of staff who run the department have over 140 years of combined industry experience, working in sectors such as military engineering, motorsports, nuclear energy, hydroelectric, manufacturing, and acoustics.


There are over 20,000 opportunities for careers in the Engineering industry and following a career in this field could take you down any number of roads (or up into the skies).

Many of our students go onto University or Higher Level study attaining degrees in subjects such as mechatronics, energy, motorsports, and aeronautics. Just as many secure apprenticeships with local and national employers including Gilkes and BAE Systems, and go on to study a Higher National Diploma at Kendal College.

The engineering facilities at Kendal College are just as impressive as the progression routes achieved by students. The flagship £1.9m Engineering, Science & Technology Centre houses CNC (computer numerically controlled) machines from Haas, alongside numerous manual lathes – a setup, which is the same or better standard than can be found out in the workplace. There’s also a dedicated science laboratory and sustainable energy workshop, as well as access to 3D printers, the latest CAD suite systems, material testing machines and much more.

Our experienced tutors have an excellent reputation in the industry and have strong links with local businesses who rely on the College to meet their current and future business needs. Students undertake valuable work experience and placements as well as taking part in UK and overseas trips to places like the Skoda factory in Prague to develop their knowledge.

There are full-time, part-time and Higher Level courses available in Engineering at Kendal College as well as a wide range of Apprenticeships.


If you have an identified learning need and feel you may require support at college, find out about our Learning Services and the support available at college.

Meet your tutor

Nick Evanson, Engineering Tutor

I teach physics, maths, and computing too so my role is extremely varied and fast-paced. Kendal College is fun, fast and friendly. It’s extremely rewarding to see students’ progress through the course, gaining new found confidence and knowledge about the industry. My advice to anyone considering their options is to come and take a look around!

View our courses

Mechanical Engineering HNC
Degree-level 4/5 Sept 2021 2 Years

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

Professional engineers are at the forefront of developing new ideas in an ever changing world and are highly valued within industry. They form the backbone of research and development in their respective fields, as well as being inspiring leaders of teams and projects.

Electrical Engineering HNC
Degree-level 4/5 Sept 2021 2 Years

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

Professional engineers are at the forefront of developing new ideas in an ever changing world and are highly valued within industry. They form the backbone of research and development in their respective fields, as well as being inspiring leaders of teams and projects.

Engineering Science
Full-time 3 Sept 2021 2 Years

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

Do you enjoy maths and science? Do you look at technology, machines, and structures, and wonder how they work? Do you want a career where your thinking and problem solving skills are put to use?

Our Level 3 Engineering Science course concentrates on the fundamental rules, structures, and scientific theory behind modern engineering - mechanics, circuits, thermodynamics, and materials. Modern engineering requires good computer skills, so our course covers this too.

Engineering Technology
Full-time 2 Sept 2021 1 Year

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

Do you enjoy looking at machines, structures, technology, gadgets, and wonder how they are made? Did you enjoy making things at school? Do you want to a job where your practical skills are put to use?

Our Level 2 Engineering Technology course focuses on engineering workshop techniques and procedures - using lathes, mills, drills, and hand fitting, for example. Modern engineering requires good computer skills, so our course covers this too.

Engineering Technology
Full-time 3 Sept 2021 2 Years

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

Do you enjoy looking at machines, structures, technology, gadgets, and wonder how they are made? Did you enjoy making things at school? Do you want to a job where your practical skills are put to use?

Our Level 3 Engineering Technology course focuses on engineering workshop techniques and procedures - using lathes, mills, drills, and hand fitting, for example. Modern engineering requires good computer skills, so our course covers this too.

Cycle Mechanics (Maintaining your e-Bike)
Part-time 2 Enquire 5 Weeks

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

This is a FREE course, and you will gain a Level 1 Award in Cycle Mechanics (Maintaining your e-bike).

Monday Makers: Open Engineering Workshop
Part-time N/A Enquire Various

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

Monday Makers runs every Monday during term-time, 6pm - 9pm. You can come anytime, for as long as you want! The aim is to offer an opportunity to employees and/or enthusiasts to pursue projects or update skills using our state-of-the-art engineering facilities, including CAD, CNC machines, CAM software and conventional lathes and mills.

Cycle Mechanics (Maintaining your Road Bike)
Part-time 1 Enquire 5 Weeks

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

This is a FREE course and you will gain a Level 1 Award in Cycle Mechanics (Maintaining your Road Bike).