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 the 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 vocational subjects, such as fabrication and welding, mechanical or electrical/electronic engineering.


Full Time Courses Available:

  • Introduction to Engineering (Develop skills in Engineering Procedures)

  • Fabrication and Welding

  • Mechanical

  • Electrical (Maintenance/Installation)

  • Diploma in Electrical Installation

  • Certificate in Engineering

  • Sub Diploma in Engineering

  • Diploma in Engineering

  • Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering Technology


Part Time courses Available:

  • 18th Edition Wiring Regulations

  • 18th Edition Wiring Regulations (Update)

  • Level 1 and 2 Award in Welding Skills

  • Level 2 Award in Parametric Modelling

  • Level 3 Award in Parametric Modelling

  • IOSH Working Safely

  • IOSH Working Safely (At Employers Premises)

  • IOSH Managing Safely

  • IOSH Managing Safely (At Employers Premises)

  • Level 3 Award in Inspection & Testing

  • Level 3 Award in Inspection & Testing (At Employers Premises)

  • Level 4 Award in Design and Verification of Electrical Installations

  • Level 2 Award in Fundamental Inspection, Testing and Initial Verification


For dates, times and costing of Part Time courses, please refer to our Part Time Guide


Also available Apprenticeships:

  • Apprenticeship in Engineering at Intermediate, Advanced and Higher Level

  • Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation at Intermediate and Advanced Level


What could I earn?

Fabrication and Welding Engineer = £16,000 - £33,000

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.