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Professional Construction Courses at DCG

The UK construction industry is upskilling its workforce to take advantage of the economic upturn – and it urgently needs well-qualified, forward-thinking and dynamic professionals.

Take your construction career to a new level

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.

Why choose Derby College?

  • Our Professional Construction Employment and Skills Academy – the first of its kind in the UK – offers you an enhanced programme with additional input from local employers including guru lectures, industry mentors and paid summer internships.
  • Most graduates from the Academy progress straight to university or gain jobs or apprenticeships at the companies involved.
  • Our courses combine hands-on training, the highest industry standards and employability skills – to give you a real head start in your career.
  • Our expert staff have vast experience as well as great contacts across the industry.
  • You don’t even have to move away to achieve higher education qualifications: we offer a HNC via distance learning and a part-time Foundation Degree in Construction Management at the College itself.

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

Getting into Professional Construction

  • Full-time at College There is a wide range of full-time Construction courses offered at Derby College, preparing you for jobs in architecture, building surveying, civil engineering, quantity surveying, site managing and structural engineering.
  • Apprenticeships These are available with Derby College in many areas of Professional Construction with small and large local companies. You will be working full-time in industry, including one full day of study at College. You will need GCSEs including English, Maths and Science.
  • Higher education To do some jobs in the construction industry, such as architect, civil engineer or quantity surveyor, you will need a degree, foundation degree or HND. You can study full time at university or part time alongside a job. Derby College itself offers a HNC in Construction and the Built Environment as well as a Foundation Degree in Construction Management.
  • Jobs You could take a skilled and professional job in the construction industry and may be looking to achieve a professional chartered status in the future.
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Professional Construction – Course Listings

Course Type: Apprenticeships
Location: The Roundhouse

Course Type: Apprenticeships
Location: The Roundhouse

Course Type: Apprenticeships
Location: The Roundhouse

Course Type: Apprenticeships
Location: The Roundhouse

Course Type: Apprenticeships
Location: The Roundhouse

Course Type: Apprenticeships
Location: The Roundhouse

Course Type: Apprenticeships
Location: The Roundhouse

Course Type: Apprenticeships
Location: The Roundhouse

Course Type: Apprenticeships
Location: The Roundhouse

Course Type: Higher Education
Location: The Roundhouse

Course Type: Higher Education
Location: The Roundhouse

Course Type: Higher Education
Location: Distance Learning

Course Type: Higher Education
Location: The Roundhouse

Course Type: Higher Education
Location: Distance Learning

Course Type: Higher Education
Location: Distance Learning

Course Type: Higher Education
Location: Distance Learning

Course Type: School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Hudson Building

Course Type: School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Hudson Building

Course Type: School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Hudson Building

Course Type: School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Hudson Building

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The Roundhouse Open Day – 27/01/22

The Roundhouse
27-01-2022

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 Professional Construction 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.

Related Careers

 

Professional Construction – Success Stories

Ed Smith

Apprenticeship

Ed Smith wearing Tomlinson PPE and hard hat on a building site

Alice Lamb

School Leaver Vocational

Former Derby College student Alice Lamb stood against a wall.

Tiarna Powell

Apprenticeship

Tiarna Powell wearing a hi-vis vest and holding a hard hat and steel toe-capped boots

Clive Sayers

Apprenticeship

Clive Sayers holding a helmet outside of Derby City Council Hall

Alisha Jhangeer

School Leaver Vocational

Alisha Jhangeer wearing construction site PPE

Maxine Dudley

Higher Education

Maxine Dudley

George Barwick

School Leaver Vocational

George Barwick

Ethan Gaunt

School Leaver Vocational

Ethan Gaunt at his employers head office

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