We deliver practical training in-country and at the College campus. We work in partnership with commercial organisations, schools and colleges, governments and training providers in the UK and overseas. Our qualifications are awarded by internationally recognised bodies, such as City and Guilds and Edexcel.

Vocational expertise: Vocational training forms the major part of the College’s work. The College has over 50 years’ experience in delivering vocational training to young people and adults. This involves full and part-time programmes, apprenticeships and work-based training.

Training for the oil and gas industry: Over 20% of the UK’s energy (oil and gas) is transported and treated close to where the College is situated, the demand from clients in this sector have been pivotal to the development of the College’s niche expertise in engineering training for process industries.

“We have proof that Pembrokeshire College has the best Chevron operators apprenticeship scheme in the world,” Ed Tomp, Chevron Operations Manager, (2009).

“Working with Pembrokeshire College has really helped us move forward with our targets. The expertise and helpfulness of their staff have made working in partnership a pleasure,” Reham Mustafa, Sharjah Institute of Technology, UAE.

Curriculum development from iGCSE to degree pathways: The College has a dedicated international training team that is actively developing products for overseas clients, projects currently include iGCSE and A-level partnerships with schools in Malaysia and teacher and assessor training for the oil and gas industry in the Far East. The College has run two British Council projects in the UAE, winning a British Council award for the best project in the Middle East and north Africa.

The College has delivered training programmes in Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Peru and Germany.

Key Clients include:

  • Murco Oil Refinery
  • Dragon LNG
  • South Hook LNG
  • Valero Oil Refinery
  • SEM Logistics – oil storage
  • UAE Government
  • Colp, Peru – LNG operating

Specialist academic and teaching credentials: Pembrokeshire College offers an effective combination of a proven track record of training partnerships with global organisations coupled with industry qualifications and teaching credentials. Additional information about our trainers can be obtained on request.

Employee training and apprenticeships

Pembrokeshire College sent two tutors to Peru for a two-year contract to deliver oil and gas skills training to employees who had been selected to operate a new LNG plant for the Peruvian national oil company, COLP. The programme was based on the College’s UK oil and gas apprenticeship programme then running with the Pembroke Chevron oil refinery. The curriculum followed the Pembrokeshire College programme, using City and Guilds and Edexcel qualifications. The College worked with a Peruvian college in Lima, TECSUP, to deliver the training. TECSUP was initially audited for its resources and staff skills. TECSUP staff were then trained by Pembrokeshire College staff to deliver the bulk of the programme. This required delivery of some teacher training skills as well as focus on the content and teaching methodology of the Engineering modules. Pembrokeshire College staff undertook some delivery but also monitored quality, assessment and outcomes, liaising with the awarding bodies and COLP.

Electronics, mechanical engineering and mechatronics

Pembrokeshire College has delivered Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) in Electronics, Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics in Malaysia. Initially, the College delivered these courses to Malaysian government-sponsored students in Pembrokeshire. The College wrote the programme and had it validated by Edexcel for this bespoke purpose.

Following this, the Malaysian partner requested that the programme be delivered in Malaysia. This required an initial period of teacher training, followed by the engineering programme training delivery. Malaysian staff then delivered the programme, with some Pembrokeshire staff based in Malaysia for delivery and quality management.

We offer a blended approach to learning: classroom, online and work-based can be designed where appropriate.

Specialist provision:

  • Virtual Control Room – a process operations training facility Compex – Electrical training for hazardous areas
  • Fundamentals – series of 1 day courses that we run for Dragon LNG Analysers
  • PLC’s
  • Process Safety – developed between Chevron and Pembrokeshire College
  • Process Technology, Operations and Maintenance Engineering, Mechanical and Welding Level I NVQ Certificate Performing Engineering
  • Operations General Engineering 7582
  • Level I Certificate Engineering 2850 Mechanical
  • Engineering Construction – Welding, Plating, Pipefitting
  • Level II Extended Certificate Engineering
  • Level III Extended Diploma Operations and Maintenance Engineering
  • Level II/III Diploma in Process Technology
  • Operations and Maintenance Apprenticeship
  • HNC Mechanical Engineering
  • Foundation Degree (FD) Mechanical Engineering
  • FD Process Operations and Maintenance
  • Electrical Installation – Range Level 1 to 3
  • Level I NVQ CERT Performing Engineering Operations
  • (PEO) Electrical 7582
  • Level II NVQ DIP PEO 7582 Electrical
  • 2365-02 Level 2/3 Diploma in Electrical Installations
  • Electronic Engineering – Range Level 1 to 6
  • Level III Extended DIP Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • HNC Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • HNC Power Systems
  • HNC Instrumentation
  • HND Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • BSc (Hons) Electrical/Electronic Engineering

A blend of learning: classroom, online and work-based, can be designed where appropriate.

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
  • TAQA Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
  • Assess Competence Award 08353
  • Assess Vocational Certificate 08355
  • Internal Quality Award 08357
  • Lead Internal Quality Certificate 08361
  • PTLLS Award 6302
  • Supporting Teaching & Learning Certificate
  • Specialist Supporting Teaching & Learning Diploma

 “Thank you very much for the knowledge you shared to our instructors during the TAQA course.  They have benefitted a lot from the training and your guidance definitely will aid them in properly assessing the students.” Paulette E. Sangalang Dy. General Manager, Haward Technology Middle East (March 2014)

You will develop a deeper understanding in your chosen field and have a number of opportunities to put your knowledge into practice. End of year exhibitions and live performances provide you with the chance to showcase your talent, before progressing into employment or following past students to some of the UK’s top creative universities.

Having a real passion and dedication for one of our arts subjects is essential in making it a chore free, worthwhile creative pathway.