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About Derby College Group

The vision of Derby College Group (DCG) is to create world-class, accessible education opportunities that enrich lives and make bright futures a reality for all. One of England’s largest colleges, it is committed to providing educational excellence, championing social mobility and driving economic prosperity.

DCG delivers high-quality academic, vocational and technical education that empowers people to achieve their ambitions while providing employers across the Midlands and beyond with the talented workforce of tomorrow.

Through a dynamic and responsive curriculum, it predicts and serves the needs of its business and civic communities. Students of all ages and backgrounds are prepared for positive destinations in the next stage of their lives, whether that be further study, the world of work, entrepreneurship or independent living. They leave DCG ready to contribute to society as responsible citizens.

The Group’s portfolio of educational programmes and skills solutions is underpinned by thriving partnerships with employers, shaped by comprehensive market intelligence and informed by liaison with key stakeholders such as the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership.

A truly diverse organisation, the Group is formed of four Colleges – the Roundhouse, the Joseph Wright Centre, Broomfield Hall and the Community College, Ilkeston. Every year it caters for thousands of learners spanning school pupils on pre-16 programmes, post-16 students pursuing academic and technical pathways, apprentices at all levels, higher education students, and adults seeking career progression, upskilling and reskilling.

The 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

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Corporate Strategy

DCG has high aspirations and our mission is clear: to predict and serve the needs of our business and civic communities. Our vision, strategic intent and ambitions are outlined in our Corporate Strategy.

We will continually strive to create accessible education opportunities, co-creating with employers, education and skills programmes that prepare our students for the next phase of their lives, that meet the needs of our city, county and enable social and economic prosperity for our region.

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