Studying Engineering can lead to a variety of exciting careers, with both local and national organisations.  Studying at Derwentside College ensures that you will train in excellent workshop facilities, with the most up-to-date equipment.  You will study a range of traditional and modern hi-tech engineering subjects, including the application of new and up-to-date technologies and computer aided design.  You will also have the opportunity to specialise in practical areas, such as fabrication and welding, mechanical or electrical engineering.


Full Time Courses available:

  • Introduction to Engineering (Develop skills in Engineering Procedures Level 1 & Level 2) 
  • Diploma in Electrical Installation Level 2
  • Certificate in Engineering Level 3
  • Sub Diploma in Engineering Level 3
  • Diploma in Engineering Level 3
  • Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering Technology Level 3

Part Time Courses available:

  • Level 1 and 2 Award in Welding Skills
  • Level 3 Certificate in Computer Aided Design and Parametric Modelling

Also available:

  • Apprenticeship in Engineering at Intermediate, Advanced and Higher Level
  • Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation at Intermediate and Advanced Level 


What could I earn?


As a Fabrication and Welding Engineer you will use hand tools, welding equipment and other specialist tools to produce sealed joints, bespoke items or mass produced components.


CAD TECHNICIAN = £16,000 - £35,000

As a CAD Technician you will use software to create design plans for buildings and machinery.  You will work in a wide range of industries, such as engineering, construction and manufacturing.


ELECTRICAL ENGINEER = £21,000 - £40,000

As an Electrical Engineer you will design, build and maintain electrical control systems, machinery and equipment.