At the Swale Skills Centre we have a range of cutting edge equipment and fantastic facilities that all of our students are welcome to use whilst training in their new professions. Whether you’re looking to become a professional caterer or an engineer of the future, the centre can provide you with everything you need to make your dreams a reality.

Take a look at some of the specialist equipment we offer below.


  • Standard stainless steel workbenches
  • Lincat solid tops with ovens
  • Blenders
  • Ice cream makes
  • Kitchen Aid mixers
  • Hotplate
  • Plated food service
  • Barista coffee machine

Hair and Beauty

  • 16 work stations with hydraulic chairs
  • Pedicure stations
  • 6 nail bar stations
  • A wide range of beauty tools and equipment


Machining workshop

  • 6 centre lathes
  • 6 vertical milling machines
  • Surface grinder
  • Workbenches for 18 students
  • 2 pillar drills
  • A wide selection of hand tools
  • Range of measuring equipment from micrometres to slip gauges and sine bars

CAD and CAM suite/workshop

  • AutoCAD inventor
  • EdgeCAM
  • Haas CNC mini mill
  • Rapid prototyper
  • Selection of tooling

Electrical installation workshop

  • Electrical installation bays with 25 volt test supply
  • Sophisticated test equipment
  • Single phase and three phase motor control installation and testing
  • Load testing

Electronics lab

  • Equipment for soldering strip board, matrix board and PCBs
  • Etching facilities for PCB manufacture
  • Breadboard prototyping and testing
  • Test equipment including oscilloscopes and signal generators

If you want to know more about our state of the art facilities and the great selection of equipment available to our students, give us a call today on 01795 411 970 or alternatively, you can contact us online.