Engineering offers great career prospects in some of today’s most exciting and dynamic industries.

Whether your chosen field is mechanical, chemical, civil or electrical, during your engineering course at CONEL, you’ll gain the skills and work experience you need for career progression in the field of your choice. From developing new micro-technologies to building new infrastructure, you’ll plan, design and build machines, systems and processes to solve technical problems.

Our engineering courses are among the best in the country, with many of our students excelling on work placements, progressing to university and realising their career aspirations.

Our engineering courses and apprenticeships

The School of Engineering offers progression from Level 2 to Level 3.

We offer courses and apprenticeships in the following areas:

  • Performing Engineering Operations
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma in Engineering
  • Engineering

Top benefits of engineering courses at CONEL College

  • Progress to university from engineering courses is very strong.
  • Our engineering courses offer constructive, supportive and timely feedback, which helps students improve.
  • Progress in workshops and classrooms shows most students will go on to achieve success in their preferred engineering career path.
  • Students take pride in their work and become confident and self-assured as they learn.
  • Reviews of work placements within the engineering field are positive, with employers complimentary of students’ work.

Take a look at our free Engineering short courses!


If you are unsure which course or level is right for you, we offer a free information, advice and guidance service across both our centres - please click here for more information.

How much do engineers earn?

If you’d like to pursue a career in engineering, you’re probably wondering how much you can expect to earn. If you successfully complete an engineering course at CONEL, you could land roles such as:

  • Mechanical Engineer: Hourly Pay L18.75, Weekly Pay L750, Annual Pay L39,000
  • Electronics and Electrical Engineers: Hourly Pay L14.76, Weekly Pay L620, Annual Pay L32,240

Success Stories

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Julian Joseph

An extremely dedicated learner, Julian set himself very high standards from the outset, which was reflected in his excellent grades. On numerous occasions he has gone beyond what is expected...

Abdulkadir Ahmed

An excellent student, Abdulkadir showed real commitment to his studies through his active participation both in lessons and practical work. He worked hard and constantly pushed himself when faced with...

Natalia Morar

Natalia was an exemplary student who achieved a double-starred Distinction in the first year of her diploma. She was described by her tutors as an excellent role model to other...

David Von Kraft

A very capable learner, David produced a high standard of work throughout his diploma. He was always prepared to help others within his peer group whenever possible and be one...

Diandra Marshall-Bruce

Diandra was a very diligent, focused and motivated student with an excellent attitude to work. She excelled due to her willingness to put in the hours of study needed on...

Gafari Hassan

Gafari was praised by his tutors an asset to the College’s School of Science and Engineering. While studying for and Diploma in Engineering Level 3 he worked hard across the...

John Alimi

John Alimi completed Access to Engineering with flying colours. An outstanding student, John earned Merits and Distinctions in each of his modules and was accepted onto a degree programme at...

What are the levels?



John Alim

I am currently studying Access to Engineering. I really like the teachers’ method of teaching. My teachers have been very supportive and helpful. I came to the UK from Nigeria in July to study. After I complete my course in the College I want to proceed to the University of Manchester to study Mechanical Engineering.

John Alimi Abolade Access to Engineering Level 3

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