DCG plays a pivotal role in providing academic, vocational and technical education in Derby and Derbyshire, as well as the wider Midlands region.
Responsible for generating the future talent required by business, DCG ensures that the local workforce is equipped with the skills, education, attitudes and behaviours that employers require to compete in a challenging economic environment.
The provision is driven by market intelligence, local priorities, and economic requirements and through strategic discussion with key employers and stakeholders, including the Local Enterprise Partnership.
Group Supports c19,000 students
We work in partnership with c3,000 employers
We have a turnover of 49 million
We provide employment for 1,300 people
The Group provides an excellent learning experience to thousands of students every year, enabling them to develop and progress successfully to the next stage of their lives; be that advancement to further study including higher education and university, the world of work or establishing their own business, career progression, independent living and to contribute as positive, socially mobile citizens.
It is no longer acceptable just to celebrate the certificate. We need to ensure that all our students not only arrive at their intended destination but also that they are prepared for success.
Our strategic ambitions remain resolutely focused on providing educational excellence, championing social mobility and enabling economic prosperity.
Our aspiration is to create accessible education opportunities that enrich the lives of all our students, delight our employers and stakeholders and positively impact on the communities, we serve, enabling the city of Derby, the county and region to thrive.
The 16-19 tuition fund is a one-off funding allocation for 20-21 academic year only. The fund is being provided to support who have had their education disrupted due to COVID-19.
This support is available to students on a 16 to 19 study programme who have not achieved a grade 5 in English and/or Maths, although the tuition is not limited to these subjects.
DCG will be offering regular catch up session for students who achieved a grade 4 or below in their GCSE English and/or maths. These catch up sessions will vary depending on the needs of the individual students.
Catch up sessions for English and Maths:
Derby College is an approved partner of the University of Derby.
The University of Derby has been awarded a Gold rating by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) in the UK’s first ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). This puts the University in the top 20% of all providers in the UK for the quality of its teaching. 96.3% of University of Derby students are in work or further study within six months of completing their degree*.
The TEF has been introduced by the UK Government to encourage and raise the profile of teaching excellence in universities and colleges, and is intended to help students choose where to study by providing clear information about teaching provision and student outcomes