The JCB Academy is based in a carefully adapted and renovated mill, which (appropriately) was built by the famous industrial entrepreneur and engineer, Richard Arkwright, in the late 18th century.

The refurbishment, along with the addition of a purpose built glass-fronted learning wing, has created a state-of-the-art educational building that is ideal for engineering and business studies in the 21st century. In addition to the learning areas, we have 12 workshops fully equipped for work on real-life engineering projects. Throughout the building, there are break-out areas for relaxation and private study.

We are proud of the state-of-the-art facilities that are available to our learners and we are delighted to offer a demanding, but stimulating learning environment, where students achieve and learn by ‘doing’.