Prestons College

Are you looking to advance your career in the engineering industry? Or do you want to gain qualifications to equip you with the skills and knowledge to change career paths? Preston’s College provides a wide range of Higher Education courses which will take your skills to the next level.

Preston’s College offer a variety of Higher Education courses which can be studied alongside industry employment, with full time, part time and modular programmes available, covering all aspects of Engineering, including Aeronautical Engineering up to HND level.

You can study university level qualifications without the same costs, with tuition fees cheaper than university, flexible study options to accommodate employment commitments and state-of-the-art facilities, studying a Higher Education course at Preston’s College offers a number of benefits.

The College invested £13m into their new state-of-the-art iSTEM facility, one of the largest facilities of its kind in the country, to equip learners with the skills desired by local employers. The iSTEM facility provides learners with real life working environments, to not only give them the knowledge they need, but the skills to be able to advance in their career.

Preston’s College Aeronautical Engineering learners, ranging from Level 3 to HND level with top up options available, are able to work on a fully functioning aircraft within the iSTEM facility to gain industry skills and experience. Studying Aeronautical Engineering at Preston’s College also allows learners to specialise in vocational areas of their choice.

Jonathan Coppell, studying HND Aeronautical Engineering at Preston’s College, said: ‘I chose to study Aeronautical Engineering at Preston’s College as the course allows me to learn the technical skills and experience of working on a fully functional aircraft as I would working in the industry.

‘The tuition fees are much cheaper than going to university, but I will still get the same level of qualifications when I complete the course. I also have opportunities to put my skills into practice in real working environments, which means that I am able to learn valuable practical skills alongside the theoretical frameworks of the course.’

Current list of Higher Education courses in Engineering at Preston’s College:


- Foundation Degree in Advanced Manufacturing
- Foundation Degree in Energy and Power Engineering
- HNC Aeronautical Engineering
- HNC Electrical & Electronic Engineering
- HNC General Engineering
- HNC Project & Quality Management
- HNC Mechanical & Production Engineering
- HND Aeronautical Engineering
- HND General Engineering (Top-Up)
- HND Engineering Management (Top-Up)

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