If your ambition is to become an architect, building surveyor, civil engineer, quantity surveyor, site manager or structural engineer, Derby College can set you on the right career pathway.
We’ll equip you with the technical skills, strategic know-how and confidence you need, along with clear progression routes to higher education opportunities and professional qualifications. Your learning will be relevant, up-to-date and underpinned by experience of real work contexts.
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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.
Joining the Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment gave Jonathan Barcz a real head start in his career as a quantity surveyor.
Jonathan is one of the talented learners who have benefited from our Professional Construction Employment and Skills Academy, which offers work placements and mentoring support from local employers.
The opportunities led to him securing an apprenticeship at UK Construction in Derby and he is now studying the part-time BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying at Nottingham Trent University, sponsored by his company.
Jonathan was also named the Professional Construction Learner of the Year at our 2014 Peak Awards, thanks to his focused approach to his studies and his outstanding marks.
I’m so pleased that I joined the Derby College Employment and Skills Academy which opened so many doors for me and has given me the opportunity to work and continue my education in this profession.
£42,000 per year.
Plan and design buildings.
£38,000 per year.
Managing civil and mining engineering structures.
£37,000 per year
Advising on financial and contractual matters.
Construction Project Manager
£27,000 per year.
Oversee major projects.
£29,000 per year.
Courses in this area are run at our Roundhouse campus (including Johnson and Hudson Buildings)
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