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School Leavers Vocational/Technical

Begin your career journey at Derby College, we will help you make the right decision! With so many courses to choose from, our courses will give you the skills and experience you will need to succeed in your choice of career. Whether your ambition is to go straight into the world of work, to gain on-the-job training as an apprentice, to head to university or to set up your own business venture, Derby College will put you on the right pathway.

The choice is yours: we offer a huge variety of subjects as well as different routes and entry levels so that you can select the study programme that is just right for you. You will discover exciting vocational and technical options that give you a real head start in your career.

Our Information Evenings are a great opportunity for you to find out more about our courses and facilities, as well as to talk to subject tutors about the course you are interested in.

Whatever career pathway you choose to follow, we promise you a learning experience that is engaging, challenging and interactive – thanks to our excellent teaching, expertise in remote learning methods, nationally recognised support and strong employer partnerships. Throughout, you will develop the knowledge, professional attitude and high-level skills that employers are seeking. Most important of all, you will be well prepared for an optimistic future and for success in work and life.

Choose any subject from our A-Z list of School Leaver Courses and apply now!

School Leavers Vocational/Technical – Course Listings

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Agriculture

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Agriculture

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Agriculture

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Agriculture

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Animal Care

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Animal Care

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Animal Care

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Animal Care

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Arboriculture

Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Subject Area: Art and Design

Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Subject Area: Art and Design

Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Subject Area: Art and Design

Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Subject Area: Art and Design

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Beauty

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Beauty

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Beauty

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Beauty

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Business, Leadership and Management

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Business, Leadership and Management

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Business, Leadership and Management

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Business, Leadership and Management

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Business, Leadership and Management

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Business, Leadership and Management

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Business, Leadership and Management

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Business, Leadership and Management

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Business, Leadership and Management

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Business, Leadership and Management

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Business, Leadership and Management

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Childcare

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Childcare

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Childcare

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Childcare

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Childcare

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Conservation and Countryside

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Conservation and Countryside

Location: Hudson Building
Subject Area: Construction - Brickwork

Location: Hudson Building
Subject Area: Construction - Brickwork

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Construction - Brickwork

Location: Hudson Building
Subject Area: Construction - Brickwork

Location: Hudson Building
Subject Area: Construction - Carpentry

Location: Hudson Building
Subject Area: Construction - Carpentry

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Construction - Electrical Installation

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Construction - Electrical Installation

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Construction - Electrical Installation

Location: Hudson Building
Subject Area: Construction - Painting and Decorating

Location: Hudson Building
Subject Area: Construction - Painting and Decorating

Location: Hudson Building
Subject Area: Construction - Painting and Decorating

Location: Hudson Building
Subject Area: Construction - Plastering

Location: Hudson Building
Subject Area: Construction - Plastering

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Construction - Plumbing and Gas Training

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Construction - Plumbing and Gas Training

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Construction - Plumbing and Gas Training

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Construction - Plumbing and Gas Training

Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Subject Area: Creative Media (Moving Image and Audio) and Digital Multi-Media

Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Subject Area: Creative Media (Moving Image and Audio) and Digital Multi-Media

Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Subject Area: Creative Media (Moving Image and Audio) and Digital Multi-Media

Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Subject Area: Creative Media (Moving Image and Audio) and Digital Multi-Media

Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Subject Area: Creative Media (Moving Image and Audio) and Digital Multi-Media

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Engineering

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Engineering

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Engineering

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Engineering

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Engineering

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Engineering

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Engineering

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Engineering

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Engineering

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Equine

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Equine

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

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Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Floristry

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Floristry

Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Subject Area: Games Design and Esports

Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Subject Area: Games Design and Esports

Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Subject Area: Games Design and Esports

Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Subject Area: Games Design and Esports

Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Subject Area: Games Design and Esports

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Hair

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Hair

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Hair

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Hair

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Health

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Health

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Health

Location: Hudson Building
Subject Area: Health

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Health

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Health

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Health

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Health

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Horticulture

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Horticulture

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Inclusion Curriculum (for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities)

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Inclusion Curriculum (for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities)

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Inclusion Curriculum (for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities)

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Inclusion Curriculum (for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities)

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Inclusion Curriculum (for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities)

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Inclusion Curriculum (for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities)

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: IT, Digital Skills and Computer Science

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: IT, Digital Skills and Computer Science

Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Subject Area: IT, Digital Skills and Computer Science

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: IT, Digital Skills and Computer Science

Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Subject Area: IT, Digital Skills and Computer Science

Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Subject Area: IT, Digital Skills and Computer Science

Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Subject Area: IT, Digital Skills and Computer Science

Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Subject Area: IT, Digital Skills and Computer Science

Location: Johnson Building
Subject Area: Motor Vehicle

Location: Johnson Building
Subject Area: Motor Vehicle

Location: Johnson Building
Subject Area: Motor Vehicle

Location: Johnson Building
Subject Area: Motor Vehicle

Location: Johnson Building
Subject Area: Motor Vehicle

Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Subject Area: Music

Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Subject Area: Music

Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Subject Area: Music

Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Subject Area: Music

Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Subject Area: Performing Arts

Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Subject Area: Performing Arts

Location: Hudson Building
Subject Area: Professional Construction

Location: Hudson Building
Subject Area: Professional Construction

Location: Hudson Building
Subject Area: Professional Construction

Location: Hudson Building
Subject Area: Professional Construction

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Public Services and Security

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Public Services and Security

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Public Services and Security

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Public Services and Security

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Public Services and Security

Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Subject Area: Retail

Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Subject Area: Retail

Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Subject Area: Science

Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Subject Area: Science

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Sport

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Sport

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Sport

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Sport

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Sport

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Sport

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Sport

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Sport

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Sport

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Sport

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Sport

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Sport

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Sport

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Sport

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Sport

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Sport

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Steps

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Steps

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Travel and Tourism

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Travel and Tourism

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Travel and Tourism

School Leavers Vocational/Technical – Success Stories

Alice Lamb

School Leaver Vocational

Former Derby College student Alice Lamb stood against a wall.

Adam Rodgers

School Leaver Vocational

Adam Rodgers

Tia Steadman

School Leaver Vocational

Tia Steadman

Adrian Andres

School Leaver Vocational

Adrian Andres

Hazir Kadrailja

School Leaver Vocational

Hazir Kadrailja

Aqsa Yaqoob

School Leaver Vocational

Aqsa Yaqoob in front of her shop, Art House

Dave Essam

School Leaver Vocational

Dave Essam

Tommy Featherstone

School Leaver Vocational

Tommy Featherstone outside of Tommys Motors

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