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Design & planning

Getting in

Do you like creating designs and turning them into reality?

Are you both creative and good at creating plans that you and others can follow?

If so, a career in design and planning might be just your thing.

Key facts

  • If you are imaginative and enjoy design and technology, the construction sector gives you lots of chances to use design skills through architecture, engineering, landscape, mechanical, interior and electrical.
  • The majority of construction companies in the South are small with between 1 and 13 employees.
  • An additional 179,000 jobs in construction will be created by 2021. (Source: CITB)

Routes into this sector

There are various types of qualifications available at different levels.

There are jobs in this sector which require few qualifications where you will receive training on the job through an apprenticeship or vocational course at a college, but for jobs like architect will have to do a degree.

Use the Course Search

Use the relevant search options on our Course Search to find college and university courses as well as vacancies for apprenticeships.

More help finding courses and training

Do a free, short, online course to find out more (looks great on your CV too!)

Future Learn have lots of free, short, online courses that will improve your knowledge of this job sector and improve your chances of landing your dream job. See what design related courses are on offer.

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