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Construction – Plumbing and Gas Training Courses at DCG

If you’re looking for a varied career that makes good use of your practical and problem-solving skills, plumbing could be the perfect choice. Derby College will give you a head start in the profession.

The ideal fit for your career

From installing water supplies and heating systems to servicing boilers, from fixing domestic appliances to attending emergency call-outs, the life of a plumber delivers plenty of challenges and job satisfaction – whether you’re working in domestic, industrial or commercial locations.

Derby College offers a clear pathway to help you become a fully qualified plumber once you are in work. With diplomas at introductory, intermediate and advanced levels, you’ll progress from basic plumbing tasks to more complex systems and designs. We also work with employers to provide apprenticeships which are an excellent route into the trade.

Why choose Derby College?

  • You’ll benefit from our strong employer links, which open the door to work experience opportunities, industry visits and professional mentoring.
  • Our courses combine hands-on training, the highest industry standards and employability skills.
  • We provide purpose-built facilities with generous space for practical work at our iconic Roundhouse campus.
  • Our expert staff have vast experience as well as great contacts across the industry.
  • You can showcase your skills through projects in the wider community and ‘real-world’ challenges set by employers. You could even go abroad on a work experience exchange.

Is this you?

  • Interested in design and technology
  • Good at paying attention to detail
  • Enjoy working outdoors
  • Work well in a team
  • Good practical skills
  • Want to work in an industry that is always changing and moving forward
good evening everybody and welcome to

the DCG information evening my name is

Andrew Lee and I’m the building services

team manager I’m here to talk to you

tonight about the plumbing and gas

training courses here at the Roundhouse

but it’ll also give you a bit of

background and knowledge about the

college first to put everything into

spec perspective for you

so we’re made up of four campuses

including the round house where you are

tonight and the place where do you study

but we also have the Joseph Wright

Center the Broomfield hall and the

Ilkeston campus all together these make

up the Darby College group DCG why

choose Darby College well we have a

multitude of support here is available

to every student at dcj the moment we

meet you right up until you have

completed your study program and are

siding on your next steps whether you

need to still complete your maths and

English to UCSC’s or if you’re looking

for top quality work experience to help

gain valuable industrial knowledge that

will offer you tailored support to Cu

individual needs as you will see this

evening DCT is invested in first-class

industry standard equipment which it can

view normally in more detail after this

presentation we do everything we can to

help you succeed during your time here

and this has been recognized by Ofsted

who upgraded us as good provider which

is the Saint nice that is available to

any school or college another fantastic

asset we have a DCD are an innovative

employer academies these have helped our

students gain valuable work experience

create key industry contacts and really

bring to life a college learning

experience the building services area

have great links with many employers

national companies and manufacturers we

seek their feedback and support to

develop what we provide designing our

courses to support their needs and give

you great employability skills our

students are the heart of everything we

do and our excellent inclusion and


is here help you maximize your potential

and reach your learning goals whatever

learning difficulty or disability you

may have we can offer tailor support to

match your individual needs we work in

partnership with teaching staff and

other internal services and makes their

long evasions to provide a

person-centered approach we have teamed

up with career coach which is not

designed to help you find a good career

by providing the most current local data

on wages employment job postings and

associated education and training

there’s an example of the data relevant

to the plumbing and heating and

ventilating engineers but you can do

your own research

in the on a role that is relevant to

your goals directly from the careers

coach link on our website head over to

the careers and courses section of our

website and select career coach from

here you can easily browse or search the

available courses at dcj that lead to

the career you want as you can see the

projected employment count for plumbing

and heating and ventilating engineers in

the DCG region is predict to keep rising

each year from now through until 2028

and here are a few of the top jobs

posted over the last year for this

industry so here is a breakdown of each

of our plumbing and gas training courses

ECG we run courses from level 1 to level

3 the level 1 courses are introduction

to the industry to give you hand skills

to gain understanding of practical

activities we run an introduction to

building services course which cause

both electrical and plumbing aspects we

also run a dedicated plumbing course our

level 1 which goes into further details

about plumbing systems the full-time

level 2 course we run is an industry

related course which covers all aspects

of plumbing and heating both practical

and theory the full-time course can be

transferred into an approach if if you

get a job within the industry progress

on to the full-time level 3 course

depends upon so

for completion of the level 2 course the

level three technical course is advanced

a level of plumbing design and

installation and again links than

friendship content if you are looking up

to gain a job in the plumbing or gas

industry we also run apprenticeship

programs which the approaches team can

advise on in more detail

we also offer short courses for plumbing

around the home which is over six weeks

to give a basic plumbing understanding

here you can see we also offer a more

comprehensive detail of industry

qualifications which are for

professionals employed in the industry

our very successful gas foundation

course offers reached to become a

qualified gas operative please see our

website for more details

the mission of Derby college group is to

predict and serve the needs of our

business and civic communities we are

committed to working partnership with

employers to co-create talent for the

success of the region generate new jobs

increase social mobility and bolster

economic prosperity we are therefore

always working hard on securing the best

most relevant employer partners to help

support our students there’s an example

of few of our construction employer


hello when you started darby college

would do a few things you’ll need to get

we expected to purchase some boots and

some overalls and also a uniform

there’ll be a few course materials to

purchase as well wendy recommend that

you purchase the course book you’ll also

be encouraged to find your own work

experience join the course to boost your

learning darby college has a significant

impact on many individuals businesses

and the wider community we are committed

to providing a talent pool equipped with

the right skills and attitudes to meet

the needs of employers we are proud of

our contribution to the economic growth

and social prosperity by guiding people

into pathways lead to positive

destinations we encourage progress and

aspirational outcomes many all of our

learners have gone on to achieve great

things since leaving the college and

here are a few examples of the many

inspirational success stories we have to

share with you now please feel free to

have a look around and ask any questions

you might have

we also have a lovely student helpers

showcasing some of their work this

evening so take a look at that too and

ask them any questions about their

experience at dc2 you may have

they will then lead you back to the

Roundhouse once you are ready you can go

either head over to another subject area

or you can have a chat with one of our

many support areas back in the round we

have a detailed step-by-step guide on

how to apply yourself on both our

website and in our perspectives as you

have been given tonight here is a

summarized breakdown of the steps you

can expect to take during the

application process with DCG when you

head back to the Roundhouse after this

head over to the student services team

are here to help you apart if you wish

or at least they can give you advice and

answer any questions you might have in

relation to the application process many

thanks for listening to this

presentation and good luck with your


Construction – Plumbing and Gas Training – Course Listings

Course Type: Apprenticeships
Location: The Roundhouse

Course Type: Apprenticeships
Location: The Roundhouse

Course Type: School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: The Roundhouse

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Key Information

At Derby College we believe the best tutors are usually those who have real world experience of working in the field they’re teaching. So, in most cases, you’ll be taught by someone who has worked in the industry that you wish to enter. As well as being able to share their knowledge and experiences with you, they have crucial industry connections, which is a huge benefit when it comes to helping you to secure a work placement in your chosen field.

As part of your studies at Derby College we offer a full range of assistance to ensure you have a great learning experience.

Discover our campuses and facilities here. Each campus page contains:

  • 360-degree images of our facilities
  • A location map
  • A list of courses that are run at the campus
  • Student Success Stories
To find out more about our Construction – Plumbing and Gas Training courses, attend our next course and career event or contact us on 0800 028 0289
Press the Apply Now button, that can be found at the top and bottom of every course information page and follow the instructions for the InTouch applications portal. If you are unable to apply online, contact Student Services who will help you complete your application form and will be able to help and guide you to make a decision on the course of study to meet your needs and ambitions.

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Construction – Plumbing and Gas Training – Success Stories

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Macauley Shaw holding his award

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Tom Smith

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