In 2009 CT Skills opened its first centre in Derby, which is conveniently located within walking distance of the local Job Centres.

Our centre has 5 classrooms and 30 computers available, which are especially useful if you are finding it difficult to update your CV or write cover letters for job applications. 
Friary Works offers vocational training in a variety of areas to suit everyone’s needs, such as Business Admin Traineeships, Early Years Education Traineeships, Construction and Health and Social Care.
In addition to helping you gain the qualifications you are seeking, our staff members are also committed to supporting you into work by giving advice and guidance with CVs, cover letters and interview techniques.

If you’re interested in a course but want more information, you can either contact us on our number or drop into the centre, which is open on weekdays from 9am to 5pm.

Address and general information

Friary Works,
119a Friar Gate
Derby,
DE1 1EX
Telephone: 0133 233 2401
Opening hours: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

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Where we are

Main entrance

Derby Centre Main Entrance - CT Skills

Arriving by car

Due to being located in town parking around Friary Works is very restricted and there is strictly no on-site parking at Friary Works. The nearest car park is the NCP on Friar Gate.

Arriving by bus

- Get the bus to Victoria Street.
- Walk down Victoria Street, away from Albert Street.
- Keep on the left side of the road and walk straight on for about 5–10 minutes (the road will merge onto Wardwick then Friar Gate).
- We are opposite Marakesh (used to be La Tasca). Our door is painted black and our posters are in the window. Press the buzzer to get in. Once inside go through the double doors and turn right.
Arriving by Bus - CT Skills

Arriving on foot

We are within walking distance of Connexions and Derby Jobcentre Plus (Wardwick and St. Peter's).
Walking from the Market Place fountains:
- From your starting point in the Market Place by the fountains, walk to the top of the Cornmarket. Take the pedestrian crossing and turn right onto Victoria Street.
- Walk down Victoria Street, away from Albert Street. Keep on the left side of the road and walk straight on for about 5–10 minutes (the road will merge onto Wardwick then Friar Gate).
- We are opposite Marakesh (used to be La Tasca). Our door is painted black and our posters are in the window. Press the buzzer to get in. Once inside go through the double doors and turn right.
Arriving on Foot - CT Skills