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Be inspired by the success of our learners. See how their dedication to learning and our high-quality teaching has helped them on their way to rewarding careers.
Derby College has a significant impact on many individuals, businesses and the wider community. We are committed to producing a talent pool equipped with the right skills and attitudes to meet the needs of employers. We are proud of our contribution to economic growth and social prosperity.
By guiding people onto learning pathways that lead to positive destinations, we encourage progress and aspirational outcomes.
Many of our learners have gone on to achieve great things since leaving the College and we want to share their inspirational success stories with you.
Agri-qualifications power Ashley towards contract farming
Derby College diploma equips Luke for business degree
Plastering apprenticeship with Horbury and Derby College is brilliant, says Brad
Junior doctor Hannah is pleased she chose Joseph Wright for A levels
Hard works pays off for Emma with Dean’s Award and job she loves
Apprenticeship opens doors for Kieran as he masters trades
Lewis says apprenticeship is "setting me up for life"
Apprenticeship leads to leisure centre personal trainer job for Jess
Shy student engineer Pete “grew” to enjoy distinguished police career
TV army girl Krystal prepares for first overseas tour of duty
Joyin surveys the future in Professional Construction
Derby College helps logistics company director Emma go forward in her career
Former A level student Tyler returns to Joseph Wright as English lecturer
Psychology PhD student Heather owes love of her subject to Derby College A level tutors
A level student Monika inspired to consider teaching maths at college
A level performing arts student Danny stars in Bowie video
Training to become an equine veterinary nurse
Award-winner Andrew hails lecturers as career change takes root
Mark scales the heights after retraining as arborist
Tree surgeon Douglas set to branch out abroad