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Chip­pen­ham Campus

Com­plet­ed in 2015, our Chip­pen­ham Cam­pus pro­vides a mod­ern space for stu­dents to learn and access our cut­ting-edge teach­ing facilities.

Home to engi­neer­ing work­shops, an award-win­ning film pro­duc­tion stu­dio, pro­fes­sion­al salons, a con­struc­tion cen­tre and more, the cam­pus facil­i­tates indus­try-based teach­ing in a diverse range of sec­tors and has a vibrant, busy stu­dent life. The cam­pus has excel­lent region­al and nation­al trans­port links. It is locat­ed direct­ly across the road from the Chip­pen­ham rail­way sta­tion and is only a short walk from the town centre.

Engi­neer­ing at Chippenham

Our Engi­neer­ing depart­ment fea­tures a large, ded­i­cat­ed work­shop and labs which pro­vide stu­dents with access to a wide range of indus­try-stan­dard engi­neer­ing equip­ment includ­ing mills and lath­es, PCB pro­duc­tion tanks, a CNC machine CAD equip­ment and soft­ware, pro­gram­ma­ble log­ic con­trollers, pneu­mat­ic and hydraulic rigs and a range of elec­tron­ic, robot­ic and mecha­tron­ic facilities.

Work­ing along­side indus­try leader MJ Church, we have devel­oped a Civ­il Engi­neer­ing Acad­e­my to train the next gen­er­a­tion of Wiltshire’s Civ­il Engi­neers, Site Man­agers and Quan­ti­ty Sur­vey­ors by pro­vid­ing high-qual­i­ty work­place vis­its with stim­u­lat­ing and chal­leng­ing prac­ti­cal and the­o­ret­i­cal workshops.

I real­ly enjoy the cre­ativ­i­ty and method­ol­o­gy behind the Civ­il Engi­neer­ing course. The facil­i­ties at the cam­pus pro­vide a great insight into the resources we’ll be work­ing with in the future.

Jess, Civ­il Engi­neer­ing (Lev­el 3)

TV, Film and Media

At Chip­pen­ham, we offer a fan­tas­tic range of cre­ative arts pro­grammes includ­ing A new High­er Nation­al Diplo­ma (HND) in Cre­ative Media Pro­duc­tion will be launch­ing this Sep­tem­ber at Chip­pen­ham, with a focus on TV and Visu­al Effects.

Our media divi­sion is home to ded­i­cat­ed Mac Suites, state-of-the-art music record­ing and pro­duc­tion stu­dios and spe­cial­ist games devel­op­ment suites with all the lat­est equip­ment at your fin­ger­tips. At the heart of our Media depart­ment is our award-win­ning, mul­ti-cam­era pro­duc­tion stu­dio, fea­tur­ing a chro­ma key (green screen) and con­trol room. 

The Aspire Acad­e­my of Hair and Beauty

Stu­dents on our cours­es in Hair and Beau­ty learn in our Aspire Salons. Light, bright and wel­com­ing, the indus­try-stan­dard salons are ful­ly equipped with a range of pro­fes­sion­al equip­ment and lead­ing brands such as Der­ma­log­i­ca, L’Oréal Pro­fes­sion­nel and Jane Iredale, giv­ing stu­dents the oppor­tu­ni­ty to learn in a real salon envi­ron­ment using high-qual­i­ty products.

The salons are open to the pub­lic, with all treat­ments pro­vid­ed by super­vised stu­dents and offered at a rep­re­sen­ta­tive rate. To find out more about the Aspire Salons across the Col­lege or book an appoint­ment, fol­low the link.

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Other Facilities

Con­struc­tion Centre

Bespoke con­struc­tion facil­i­ties at Chip­pen­ham are designed for teach­ing trades includ­ing plumb­ing and gas, car­pen­try and join­ery, brick­lay­ing and elec­tri­cal instal­la­tion. Taught by expe­ri­enced and knowl­edge­able tutors, our stu­dents learn in real­is­tic train­ing envi­ron­ments with indus­try stan­dard equipment. 

Motor Vehi­cle and Motor­sport facilities

The large motor vehi­cle work­shops at the Chip­pen­ham cam­pus are home to a range of vehi­cles, from the stan­dard fam­i­ly hatch­back or saloon to com­pe­ti­tion vehi­cles includ­ing a For­mu­la Ford rac­ing car and ral­ly car. The work­shops also house a diverse range of indus­try-stan­dard equip­ment includ­ing hydraulic lifts and ramps, fault-find­ing diag­nos­tic equip­ment, air con­di­tion­ing machines, pow­er and hand tools and CAD soft­ware. Stu­dents learn about a wide range of vehi­cle sys­tems from spe­cial­ist tutors with indus­try expe­ri­ence and knowledge. 

Mem­ber­ships and Accreditations

Con­struc­tion Indus­try Train­ing Board (CITB)

The CITB is a part­ner in the Sec­tor Skills Coun­cil for the con­struc­tion indus­try in Eng­land, Scot­land and Wales. Its job is to work with indus­try to encour­age train­ing, help­ing build a safe, pro­fes­sion­al and ful­ly qual­i­fied work­force. The Col­lege trains CITB appren­tices in con­struc­tion-relat­ed subjects.

Con­fer­enc­ing and Events

Our Chip­pen­ham cam­pus is sit­u­at­ed just a few min­utes’ walk from the train sta­tion and a short dri­ve from the M4 motor­way and A350 route through Wilt­shire. Our facil­i­ties pro­vide the per­fect envi­ron­ment to host your meet­ings, events and con­fer­ences, with access to ICT and AV equip­ment and a range of rooms of vary­ing sizes and lay­outs to suit your require­ments. To find out more and to book your event with us, please see the Room Hire page. 

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