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Services to Schools

Extending KS4 Options for Schools

Derby College has worked successfully with secondary and SEND schools across the city and county for over 15 years. We work collaboratively with schools to deliver a range of vocational qualifications for year 10 and 11 students.

The pre-16 listings below show the opportunities available. Select an individual course to find out more information, including course content and whether they appear on the DfE Performance Tables.

We also offer a bespoke Inclusion Curriculum for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and a Lexis programme for students where English is not their first language. Please get in touch to find out more about these programmes.

Students will usually attend college one day a week for their vocational subject, either for half a day (3 hours) or a full day (5 hours) depending on the total qualification time and type of qualification.

Please note, course delivery is subject to satisfactory student numbers.

Why should schools invest in the 14-16 provision?

Young people may need an alternative environment to learn in for a variety of reasons. For some students, vocational courses are particularly relevant and offer the perfect introduction to their potential career path and the chance to develop sought after workplace skills.

As an experienced FE provider with over twenty-five vocational subject areas we are well-placed to help you address the needs of your students (Benchmark 3).

To find out more

The 14-16 team are available to attend Year 9 options evenings, where suitable. Essential transition support is available, and schools can book visits to the relevant sites and attend our yearly taster sessions before joining us each September.

For more information about the provision or to request a hard copy of the prospectus, please contact the 14-16 Schools Team via email on 14-16@derby-college.ac.uk or phone 0800 028 0289 and ask to be put through to the Schools team.

Services to Schools – Course Listings

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Animal Care

Location: Ilkeston
Subject Area: Construction - Brickwork

Location: Hudson Building
Subject Area: Construction - Brickwork

Location: Ilkeston
Subject Area: Construction - Brickwork

Location: Hudson Building
Subject Area: Construction - Brickwork

Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Engineering

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Equine

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

Location: Johnson Building
Subject Area: Motor Vehicle

Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Sport