Robert thanks Accrington and Rossendale College for supporting his civil engineering career aspiration

By Nelson and Colne College

04 Feb 2020

 

A civil engineer from East Lancashire is charting fully qualified status and thanks Accrington and Rossendale College for supporting his drive towards developing his professional credentials.

Thirty-seven-year-old Robert Gregg, from Sabden, is a development support technician in Lancashire County Council’s Highways and Transport department, and is well on the way to achieving a Distinction in the HNC Construction and Built Environment qualification he is studying with the College.

Robert left school with no GCSE qualifications, and after studying Level 1 and 2 Motor Engineering at Accrington and Rossendale College almost 20 years ago, he drifted into operational civil engineering working on projects across the UK and in Ireland, as well as a period working on offshore oil pipelines.

However, with a family on the way and a desire to move into a locally positioned career in a more professional role, Robert decided to call on the services of Accrington and Rossendale College again in 2018 to support his career move.

Robert, who is based at LCC’s Burnley depot, said: “Before undertaking the HNC and after 17 years working in the industry, I was still indecisive as to where I wanted to go with my career.

“Since enrolling onto the course with Accrington and Rossendale College, however, I now have that direction of where I want to go. Committing to enrol onto the course and demonstrating application to achieve a qualification also helped me to secure my current role at Lancashire County Council.

“Coming back into academic learning was quite a daunting prospect when I started in my mid-30s, especially having no qualifications from school. I had achieved around 15 construction qualifications over the years, but there was nothing academic or anything that would support a career on the professional side of the sector.

“The teaching at college has been fantastic, and I’ve felt comfortable and at home in the classroom. My progress over the last year would not be possible without the quality of teaching that I have received and the content in the course which has developed my knowledge.

“A combination of studying a career-relevant qualification and the insight of my experienced tutors at college has also given me the encouragement to become recognised with the Engineering Council and become a full member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation.

“My next aim is to undertake a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering and work towards becoming a Charted Civil Engineer in the next five years.”

If you would like to study a Higher Education course with Accrington and Rossendale College or Nelson and Colne College, qualifications in the new 2020-21 offer include Applied Sciences, Building and Engineering, Business and Professional Services, Education and Childhood Studies, Health and Social Studies and Humanities. January and some February starts are specifically available in the following courses:

HNC/D in Computing BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering Top-Up BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering Top-Up HNC/D in Business Foundation Degree in Coaching and Mentoring Foundation Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice

The Nelson and Colne College Group, incorporating Nelson and Colne College and Accrington and Rossendale College, has the highest satisfaction rate of colleges and universities in Lancashire for Higher Education, with a 95% satisfaction rate in the Higher Education National Student Survey.

Following its recent review, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) recognised the quality and standards of the Colleges’ Higher Level provision – a genuine hallmark of excellence.

For more information about university level study options with Nelson and Colne College and Accrington and Rossendale College, visit www.nelson.ac.uk or www.accross.ac.uk.

If you wish to enrol on to a course, please contact the Higher Education Admissions Team on 0333 003 1717 or email he@accross.ac.uk.

Latest news

1

County set to return to major national investment event Invest In Lancashire

County set to return to major national investment event

23 Apr 2024

2

FWP begins work on Bacup Market redevelopment project Bacup Market Visual FWP

FWP begins work on Bacup Market redevelopment project

22 Apr 2024

3

Digital hub secures funding to expand events programme Dan Knowles

Digital hub secures funding to expand events programme

23 Apr 2024

4

When it rains, it pours: Surface water management solutions ebp-channel-drainage-feature-01.png.png

When it rains, it pours: Surface water management solutions

23 Apr 2024

5

TCB Designs helps transform Burnley College spaces yehhhh.png.png

TCB Designs helps transform Burnley College spaces

23 Apr 2024

Hwc 2024 Email Signature 980x120
Background image for hub sign up block

LBV Hub

Reach 50,000 members of the Lancashire business community

Post your news
Post your events
Post your offers
Company profile
Social reach
Magazine coverage
Sign-up
Events
Health and Wellbeing Conference 2024
Hwc 2024 Social Media 1200px 1
Networking
23 Apr 2024

Health and Wellbeing Conference 2024

Crow Wood Hotel, Burnley , BB12 0RT

08:30 - 13:00

Help to Grow Management Course
HTG2.png.png
LBV Hub Seminars
15 Apr 2024 - 17 Jul 2024

Help to Grow Management Course

Preston Campus , Preston , PR1 2HE

09:30 - 14:00

HR Complete Training Programme: Equality and Diversity
Picture1.png.png
LBV Hub Webinar
23 Apr 2024

HR Complete Training Programme: Equality and Diversity

Online (Zoom)

09:30 - 11:00

Business Networking in Blackburn - BNI Vista
EVENT LISTING SIZING Vista.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
23 Apr 2024

Business Networking in Blackburn - BNI Vista

Hampton by Hilton, 2 Frontier Ave, Blackburn, BB1 3AL

06:45 - 08:30

Emergency First Aid at Work
Chamber Logo1.png.png
LBV Hub Seminars
23 Apr 2024

Emergency First Aid at Work

FGH Training, 3rd Floor, Storey House, White Cross Business Park, Lancaster, LA1 4XQ

09:00 - 16:00

Business Networking in Chorley - BNI Endeavour
EVENT LISTING SIZING Endeavour.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
23 Apr 2024

Business Networking in Chorley - BNI Endeavour

Oak Royal, Bury Lane, Chorley, PR6 8SW

06:30 - 08:30

30 Minutes: Net Zero Introduction for Blackpool Businesses - Free online event
BU 2024 Events.jpg.jpg
LBV Hub Webinar
24 Apr 2024 - 24 Apr 2024

30 Minutes: Net Zero Introduction for Blackpool Businesses - Free online event

Online, Blackpool , FY4 1EW

10:00 - 10:30

Business Networking in Lancaster - Eden Business Network
EVENT LISTING Eden Business Network.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
24 Apr 2024

Business Networking in Lancaster - Eden Business Network

The Borough, 3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, LA1 1PP

18:30 - 20:30

Business Networking in Preston - BNI Diamond
EVENT LISTING BNI Diamond.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
24 Apr 2024

Business Networking in Preston - BNI Diamond

The Marriot Hotel, Garstang Road, Broughton, PR3 5JB

07:15 - 09:00

Your Business Bootcamp Bitesize: "Roger That… The Importance of Asking Twice"
CBP-logo LBV.png.png
LBV Hub Webinar
24 Apr 2024 - 24 Apr 2024

Your Business Bootcamp Bitesize: "Roger That… The Importance of Asking Twice"

Online, Online, Online

08:00 - 09:30

Business Networking in Accrington - BNI Zeus
EVENT LISTING SIZING Zeus.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
24 Apr 2024

Business Networking in Accrington - BNI Zeus

The Mill House, Corn Mill Yard, Accrington, BB5 5HX

06:45 - 08:30

Chamber Breakfast Networking
Chamber Logo1.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
24 Apr 2024

Chamber Breakfast Networking

Lancaster & Morecambe College, Lancaster, LA1 2TZ

08:00 - 10:00

Advertise with us

Reaching 50,000 members, our print, digital and event platforms offer a fantastic way to raise your business profile and help you grow.

Find out more Lbv115 Online Graphic
Subscribe now

Weekly news bulletin