‘Engineering’ means – making things happen. Engineering is the practical application of science and mathematics to solve problems.

In today’s world, engineering is acknowledged as a career that opens up opportunities and creates technology and products that help make our lives easier. Almost every aspect in our lives has somehow been influenced by engineers – the products created in factories; the buildings we live in; the water we drink; the computers we surf the net on; medical services and technologies we rely on; the appliances and vehicles. There is no limit to what engineers can do.

The £12 million specialist, state of the art centre offers best in class training facilities

  • 3D Printing
  • Boat Construction and Design
  • CNC Programming, Milling and Turning
  • Electrical/Electronic Lab
  • Marine Electronics and Navigation Lab
  • Marine Engineering Simulators
  • Marine Hydraulics Marine auxiliaries
  • Measurement NDT and Dimensional Control Lab
  • MIG and TIG Welding
  • And much more!

Created by local business, for local business

CECAMM was created to satisfy the Island's need for a highly skilled workforce. Local businesses have identified the skills they need to satisfy global demands.

The most direct route to employment

You'll finish your time at CECAMM with all the skills required for a job in your chosen field.

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Why Choose CECAMM?

Our CECAMM centre in Whippingham offers students a choice of career first and course second. Our focus is to provide all the knowledge and skills that any student will need to enter their chosen field and prepare them for work and/or higher study.

The CECAMM Centre accommodates up to 550 learners and is located at the Island Technology Park, East Cowes (adjacent to GKN Research and Development facility).

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Choosing to pursue a career in engineering entails a clear understanding of what’s ahead. You have to be ready to put everything into it – time, effort, money and resources, and of course, dedication. Quite simply, an engineering career is a work in progress; it’s something you have to continuously develop through experience and real-life applications. As an engineer the rewards of your hard-work will all be worth it.


There are plenty of world-wide career opportunities for engineers. Engineering isn’t just a single course focused on a single industry. There are specialisations you can pursue depending on where your passion lies. It’s entirely up to you to decide and explore which field would make good use of your skills and talents.

Always Something New

If there ever is any field that offers non-stop and ever-changing challenges, engineering is one of them. Every project is different so there will always be questions to answer, problems to solve, buildings to create, and formulas to figure out.

Be Creative

Engineering is not just about logic but also about creativity. In an age where technology changes each minute, engineers need to think critically to discover new ideas, create new things, and come up with solutions to new problems brought about by the ever-changing technological landscape.

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Where is CECAMM?

Whippingham Road, Whippingham, Isle of Wight, England, PO32 6FY, United Kingdom

Welding Courses

We run welding courses for all abilities regularly here at CECAMM. When they are available you will see them listed in the courses below. If you wish to find out more or when the next ones are running, please use this form.