Nelson and Colne College’s £2million Engineering facility includes a unique subsonic wind tunnel, fully equipped workshops with the latest rapid prototype technology and software, and CNC machinery.

The department, which has benefitted from a £1.4 million investment from the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP), also includes an innovation laboratory and 3D printing and manufacturing area for students to develop industry skills and prepare for their future career.

Nelson and Colne College offers Engineering as a Vocational Programme and Apprenticeship for students at school, College or university level. Many students have progressed to top Universities and successful careers.