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Derby College offers vocational and academic courses from Levels 1 to 4 for international students. Both Further and Higher Education options are available, as well as English Language courses, corporate training packages for international businesses and short study tours.


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Further Education


Further Education courses for international students include A Levels and vocational courses such as BTECs and NVQs.


International learners can choose from 1,000 courses in subjects including Agriculture, Business, Care, Engineering, Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy, Horse Care, IT, Languages, Leisure and Tourism, Retail, Science and Sport.


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Higher Education


Derby College also offers an excellent range of Higher Education courses - including Foundation Degrees, Higher National Certificates and Higher National Diplomas. One of our most popular Higher Education courses for international students is the HNC/D in Business.


Accesses to Higher Education courses, as well as other specialist Access courses in teaching, nursing and social work are also available.


Derby College is currently developing links with Higher Education institutions in the USA. What better way to boost your CV than studying with Derby College in the UK and then studying towards your degree in the USA.


More information on Higher Education at Derby College


Corporate Training


The International Team at Derby College can also help organisations gain a competitive advantage through bespoke business training solutions.


Please contact one of our team to discuss your organisation's requirements.


More information on Corporate Training at Derby College


Study Tours


Short Study Tours from between one to eight weeks can be arranged for small groups of international students.


A tailor-made package can mix cultural visits with ESOL or English Language lessons and other relevant activities and excursions.


Contact the International Team for more information on Study Tours


English Courses


English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is delivered from a complete beginner level to the equivalent of a GCSE A-C level.

If you already have an IELTS score of 4.0 or higher we can offer you a B2 or C1 English course which will help you to achieve a higher level of IELTS certificate through the awarding body of University of Cambridge ESOL. English Language Preparation programme information

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Our B2 and C1 Level English courses are infill based and cost £3500 per year.  For all our other courses please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for an up to date brochure and prices.  100 per cent of the fees are to be paid upon application including a £500 non-refundable admin fee.


How to Apply


To apply to be an international student at Derby College you can complete the application form, this form can also be used to send an enquiry to the Derby College International Team or to submit copies of any academic certificates or residency document.


Apply to Derby College as an International Students

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