Automotive &

You will learn and hone your Automotive & Engineering skills within specialised buildings including Gwenvor, Seaton and Valency, all purpose-built centres for trade skills and engineering offering a wide range of Automotive & Engineering courses.

Industry leading facilities

Purpose-built workshops and teaching rooms provide the resources to develop the knowledge needed for a successful career. You will benefit from the College's promotion of excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) including the £7million South West Institute of Technology Valency building.

There are many opportunities to visit manufacturing and maintenance companies as part of your studies to reinforce your understanding of industrial practices. We also encourage, support and facilitate work placements for all learners to further enhance your knowledge and employability.

Click above to watch our film on studying Automotive & Engineering at Truro and Penwith College and the career and university opportunities available.

Steve Piff, Programme Team Leader for Automotive and Engineering at Penwith
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The knowledge gained on your course will give you skills to successfully gain a job in industry or progress to higher education.

Steve Piff - Programme Team Leader, Automotive & Engineering at Penwith College

a variety of courses

Our courses in this department range from an A Level in Electronics and Engineering Diplomas to Mechatronic Apprenticeships. Whatever your ability, background or gender, we have a practical Automotive and Engineering course that will build your knowledge and experience in this fast-developing field.

practical learning

On one of our engineering or mechanics courses, you’ll be practicing your trade in our purpose-built workshops. Our courses are geared towards giving you the skills and practical knowledge you need to do well in the working world. Taught by tutors who have years of industry experience under their belts, you’ll gain specialist insights to help you get ahead in your chosen career path.


Alternatively, you can enrol in our Apprenticeship programme and earn a real wage while you learn in a working role. Under the tuition and coaching of an industry professional, you’ll develop your skills by working on real projects all while gaining a qualification.

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