Touching the future with University of Derby
A case study from our Touching the future campaign featuring University of Derby
24 February 2015
For many, a City & Guilds qualification is a stepping stone towards a new job. For many others, it can also open the door to higher education.
The new City & Guilds level 4 and level 5 engineering qualifications enable learners to study for a UK university degree with advanced entry. This normally means that a candidate can progress into the second year of a three-year UK degree if they hold a level 4 engineering qualification or join the course in the final year with a level 5 qualification.
This week, we are featuring progression routes with the University of Derby. Further details are available in the recognition list (PDF, 9MB).
About the progression routes
Click on the subject area to find out more about the progression opportunities:
About the university
There are over 20,000 students, including 1,700 international students from 100 countries at the University of Derby.
The University is ranked among the top modern UK universities, known for real wording learning and graduate employability (The Guardian Complete University Guide 2015). It is also ranked in the top three of all modern universities for international student satisfaction. Partnerships are in place with colleges and universities in Europe, USA, Africa, Middle East and Asia.
The University involves employers in curriculum design as much as possible and most of the courses are professionally accredited. It has built strong links the with industry and offers short and long-term placements with global companies such as Rolls-Royce, Toyota, IBM, Microsoft, Porsche, Asda, Bentley and Renault.
The University also invests heavily in innovation and technology. It has spent over GBP150 million on facilities at its campuses over the last few years to deliver the best learning, teaching and student experience.
The University is located on the edge of the beautiful countryside of the Peak District, less than two hours from London.