Engineering at our Town Centre Campus



Offered at

Rotherham College Dearne Valley College

Do you like problem solving? Are you a critical thinker? Always curious how things work? A career in Engineering could be just for you.

If you’re interested in becoming an Engineer, Welder or Electrician, you can learn your trade at Rotherham College in our industry-standard facilities using the latest equipment. We also have courses available in Motor Vehicle offered at Dearne Valley College.

You can choose from a range of engineering courses, all taught by industry-experienced staff who have strong links with the engineering sector. These courses will prepare you to move straight into employment in the industry or on to Higher Education.

Your Pathways

  • Level 1

    Engineering Technologies

  • Level 2

    Electrical Engineering
    Fabrication and Welding
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Level 3

    Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

  • Level 4/5

    HNC/HND in Engineering
    HNC/HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    HNC/HND in Mechanical Engineering

Get started on
your journey

Select your course to begin your application

Study Engineering

“I enjoy the hands-on learning and challenging myself to achieve my best.”

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Eve Hardwick Level 2 Motor Vehicle


The engineering sector is ideal for those innovative bright sparks who enjoy coming up with new ways of doing things, have problem-solving skills and enjoy working practically.

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Mechanical Engineer

Average salary - £42,000*

Mechanical Engineers develop and design the components and machinery used in manufacturing, construction and other industries.

Day-to-day tasks:

Turn research ideas into technical plans using computer aided design/modelling (CAD/CAM), research and assess new products and innovations, present design plans and data, oversee maintenance programmes and quality control and manage technicians.**

Working environments:

Client’s business sites, in an office or a factory setting.

*EMSI 2021 **

Design and Development Engineer

Average salary - £43,600*

Design Engineers improve product performance and efficiency while researching and developing new manufacturing ideas and systems

Day-to-day tasks:

Research new developments, design plans for prototypes, use computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-assisted engineering (CAE) software, collect and analyse data from prototype testing, modify product designs ahead of manufacture and write and present reports.**

Working environments:

Office settings and workshops.

*EMSI 2021 **

In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the engineering sector include*:

  • Communication
  • Management
  • Leadership
  • Customer Service
  • Problem Solving

What our students say

“The course challenges me to work harder and is helping me to pursue my dream of being an underwater welder.”

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Kyle Maguire Level 2 Fabrication and Welding, former student at Winterhill School

“I enjoy the hands-on learning and challenging myself to achieve my best.”

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Eve Hardwick Level 2 Motor Vehicle
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