Adults & Part Time Courses at Derby College

Adult Students come to Derby College for many reasons. You may be looking for a promotion at work; have your sights set on progressing to Higher Education; be at a stage in life when you can return to the workplace; be ready for a change in career; planning to start your own business or want a new hobby or leisure interest.

Part time courses at derby college

Whatever your reasons, Derby College can help you reach even higher as you achieve new goals and discover exciting opportunities.

We pride ourselves on offering a learning experience which is both challenging and inspiring, with a committed team of specialist teaching staff, first class facilities and open doors.

We work closely with employers to ensure that our courses provide people with the skills that businesses need and are therefore relevant to the jobs available.

There is a wide choice of learning options available from apprenticeships to foundation degrees, short specialist courses to professional development programmes. Our flexible study programmes mean you can fit learning in with your busy work and home life.

You’ll go far with Derby College. Here are ten top reasons to make us your number one choice

  • Widest range
    We offer the widest range of vocational and academic courses in the area. Whatever your interests and aspirations, we can help you achieve your ambitions.
  • Fulfil your potential
    Our inspirational teaching teams are dedicated to helping you fulfil your potential. Our staff are industry experienced and have wide-ranging expertise.
  • Impressive exam results
    We celebrate success and promote talent. From impressive exam results to coveted national awards, we take great pride in our Students’ achievements.
  • Employer links
    We boast extensive links with employers, ensuring that our courses are always up-to-date and relevant to the workplace. We develop ‘work-ready’ Students who have just the right skills for employers.
  • Clear progression routes
    Whether your aim is to head to university or to boost your job and promotion prospects, there are clear progression routes to take you to the next stage.
  • Flexible options
    Our flexible course options mean that you can tailor your learning to suit your lifestyle, balancing your studies with work and family commitments.
  • Excellent Support
    Excellent support services will ensure you get the most out of your time at Derby College, with all the advice you need. We hold Career Mark accreditation and the IAG Matrix Award, recognising the quality of careers education and guidance we offer.
  • Transform your social life
    Studying with us can transform your social life too. Welcoming and friendly, we have a diverse but close-knit Student community and a great Students’ Union, with a superb array of clubs, societies and entertainment.
  • State of the art facilities
    We offer state-of-the-art facilities, thanks to our award winning campus regeneration programme. And we continue to invest in first-rate specialist resources that truly bring learning to life.
  • Easy to reach
    We are easy to reach, with central campuses in Derby and Derbyshire all served by good public transport links.

We look forward to welcoming you to Derby College.

Part Time Courses at Derby College

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Emily Ferry

Emily Ferry

Former Access student, who went on to gain first class honours i n Criminology at the University of Derby

Returning to education is more than just learning. It can give you renewed confidence and faith in your own abilities. Derby College put me on the right road.

Did you Know?

  • The economic contribution of Derby College to the local business community is £492.4 MILLION Each year
  • Society receives £5.40 in return for every £1 invested in Derby College with better qualified learners attracting higher earnings and contributing to an expanded tax base
  • Every pound that learners pay for their education at Derby College yields £3.90 in higher future wages: a 13.6% annual return on their investment
  • Those with Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy skills earn on average an additional £3,000 per year
  • £444.5 million in added income for Derby’s economy each year: the impact of our former learners employed in the local workforce

Carla Davies

Carla Davies

Mature learner Carla Davies, now working as a dog groomer after retraining at the College

I had always wanted to work with animals so I decided it was time to follow my dream. The support from Derby College has been amazing.

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