Our Values

'Putting Students' educational attainment above all else'

Our values capture in words the ‘DNA’ of our organisation, our ethos, commitments and guiding principles of the Derby College Group. They seek to put the student and our community at the heart of all that we do, maximising student performance whilst always being mindful of the needs of our employees.

OPTIMISTIC

Positive, happy people inspiring success and belief in what can be achieved.

INCLUSIVE

Embracing and celebrating inclusivity, equality and diversity, educating and empowering individuals.

HEALTHY

Caring about all aspects of well-being, providing an environment that is safe and supportive for everyone.

INNOVATIVE

Promoting an environment where innovation, ideas and creativity are actively encouraged.

COLLABORATIVE

Proactively working with others, helping each other to achieve common goals as ‘one team’.

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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

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