Want to succeed in an industry that is always moving forward? Keen on practical projects where you can improve the world we live in? Want to say: ‘I built that’?
At Derby College, you’ll discover an exciting range of full-time courses covering all aspects of bricklaying and trowel occupations. We offer apprenticeship opportunities too, along with clear routes to take your construction qualifications all the way to degree level.
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You need English and maths skills to get on in life. They will support your studies at the College, help with everyday tasks and pave the way to future career success.
If you don’t already have a grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths – or equivalent qualifications – you will continue studying these subjects as part of your course at Derby College.
We’ll support you all the way: working with you on the right programme of development throughout your time with us.
When you’ve completed your course, why not broaden your horizons further still at Derby College? Additional qualifications in subjects such as Engineering, ICT and Motor Vehicle Engineering are exciting choices. Or check out our courses in Business, Enterprise and Management if you would like to set up a venture of your own.
Jordan Richards built his confidence as well as his technical skills on a Derby College Construction course – and the quality of his work has now been recognised in a string of competitions.
Having taken a full-time course at our Ilkeston campus, Jordan secured an apprenticeship with GF Tomlinson, returning to College to take his qualifications to the next level.
His tremendous commitment to his work saw him win the Junior Regional Skill Build brickwork title, take runner-up place in the Guild of Bricklayers regional competition, and gain a commendation in the College’s 2014 Peak Awards.
He also reached the national finals of the Young Builder of the Year Award, attending a ceremony at the House of Commons.
I am enjoying my placement with GF Tomlinson and I learnt a lot over the course of just a year.
Painter and decorator
£18,000 per year.
£18,000 per year.
Constructing and repairing
£24,000 per year
Working on house extensions
£25,000 per year.
Repairing plant and machinery
Construction project manager
£31,500 per year.
Overseeing major schemes
£40,000 per year.
Advising on financial and contractual matters
For information on a wide range of construction careers and the skills and qualifications needed
For young people interested in a career in construction
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