A flexible solution to training needs

About Us

EAL-Accredited Trainers

We are a team of trained engineers, experienced in the delivery of qualifications and skills.
Skillstart is a centre accredited by EAL for the awarding of:
  • National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs)
  • Vocationally Related Qualifications (VRQs)
  • Essential Skills Wales.

Key Stage 4 & 5 Training

We currently work in schools in Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire, providing vocational training for Key Stage 4 and 5.

We also work in partnership with work-based learning providers and other organisations, offering a flexible service delivering training either at customers' establishments or at our specially equipped centre in Cardigan.



Key Stage 4

National Vocational Qualifications at Level 1 and 2.

Optional units include:
  • Bench Fitting
  • Sheet Metal
  • Mechanical Assembly
  • Welding (MIG,TIG and MMA)
  • Turning
  • Milling
  • Electrical Installation

Key Stage 5

BTEC Level 3 in Engineering.

Offered at:
  • 30 credit (A/S Level equivalent)
  • 60 credit (A Level equivalent)
  • 90 credit (1.5 A Level equivalent)

National Vocational Qualifications at Level 3 (work placement required).

Corporate / Individual


For employers and WBL providers operating apprenticeship schemes, we can offer the competency and principles components of the required framework.
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Engineering Skills Training 

We offer a selection of tailored engineering training programmes to suit customers' requirements, either to gain accredited qualifications or to develop and enhance technical skills.

The Engineering subjects covered can include:
  • Welding (MIG, TIG and MMA)
  • Bench Fitting
  • Sheet Metal Work
  • CAD
  • Electrical Installation
  • Engineering Drawing


In-house Engineering Services

We are able to offer a range of engineering services to include:
  • Welding, including stainless steel and aluminium
  • Specialist production of machined parts
  • Maintenance of workshop equipment 
  • Bespoke project work

Contact Us

We operate across

West Wales and
South West Wales

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