Hours: Monday–Friday: 8am-5pm

CEMATS is situated in Fareham College. All Automotive, Engineering and Manufacturing courses run by Fareham College are conducted at the Centre of Excellence in Engineering, Manufacturing and Advanced Skills Training, or CEMAST, campus on the Daedalus airfield in Lee-on-the-Solent.

CEMAST is the central training facility for over 900 Full Time and Part Time Students, and acts as the main learning centre for students in apprenticeship programmes with Fareham’s partner companies – BAE Systems, GE Aviation, Virgin Atlantic, Coopervision, Burgess Marine, Jensen Motorsport, etc.

CEMAST offers future students a choice of career first and course second. The focus is to provide students with the knowledge required to enter their chosen field and effectively prepare them for work and/or higher study. The CEMAST curriculum has been created in partnership with local industry leaders to ensure that students gain the most relevant and up to date industry knowledge.

Courses Offered

  • Automotive

Ideal for practical, hands-on sort of people who enjoy getting stuck in. Gaining skills in this field will provide members with the start necessary for such a high demand trade. CEMAST’s teachers are vocational experts and use their skills and experience very effectively to motivate and support their students to achieve.

  • Engineering

This course is a great option for individuals who enjoy creating or fixing things. Whether a budding Electrician, Aero or Marine Engineer, or simply interested in new product design, CEMAST’s courses are designed to set users up for an exciting career within the engineering sector.

  • Technical Baccalaureate

The CEMAST technical baccalaureate will provide a high quality technical alternative to the A-Level study route.

  • 14-16 College

CEMAST is proud to be part of the Fareham and Gosport Consortium of Schools and Colleges. Together they work jointly to offer exciting opportunities to their learners.

  • CEMAST Traineeships

A new programme for young people who want to work, but who require extra help to gain an apprenticeship or job. Traineeships will give young people the opportunity to develop the skills and workplace experience that employers require.

  • CEMAST Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship is work-based learning where users can earn while they learn. In the UK, there are over 85,000 employers offering apprenticeships in more than 130,000 locations, suitable for hundreds of job roles.

  • CEMAST Young Engineering Club

The CEMAST Young Engineers Club provides the opportunity for children aged 7-11 to get involved in fun engineering activities, make new friends and develop an early interest in this fascinating and varied subject area.

Activities include: Explore and use shapes in Engineering, Investigate different forms of energy, Use CAD and 3D printers, Design and build rockets, a clock from a lemon, a battery made from 2p coins, solar power cars, a balloon car, a night light and much more!

For further information about the CEMAST Young Engineering Club and other opportunities contact 01329 815 300.