Support

16-18 Bursaries

If you are aged 16-18.....

We provide two bursaries to help with the costs associated with studying: the Discrentionary Bursary and the Guarantee Bursary. They are available to students who are enrolled on our further education courses - either full-time or part-time and who meet the right criteria. You will not be eligible if you are joining an apprenticeship, higher education or full-cost course.

If you are eligible, you can receive financial support to assist with course-related costs such as equipment, trips, travel and meals. We will, wherever possible, make these payments on your behalf.

You will need to be at least 16 but under 19 years of age or aged 18 on 31st August at the start of your course and now in the second year of your 2-year course; or aged 19 to 24 on 31st August and have an Education Health and Care Plan. You must also meet the residency criteria.

Email: studentsupportfund@derby-college.ac.uk

Guarantee Bursary of up to £1,200 a year

This funding is available for the following students:

  • Young people in care
  • Care-leavers
  • Students in receipt of Income Support
  • Disabled students in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance who are also in receipt of Disability Living Allowance.
  • The full £1,200 Guarantee Bursary payment is based on your course lasting 30 weeks in the academic year. It will be adjusted depending on the duration of your course.

Discretionary Bursary

Funding for the Discretionary Bursary is limited and it is not an entitlement. The Bursary is available to the following students:

  • Dependants of someone on Income Support
  • Dependants of someone on Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance
  • Dependants of someone claiming the Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Dependants of someone with a household income of less than £20,000
  • Those who can demonstrate that they are facing financial hardship.

What’s next?

If you’re looking to start a full-time or part-time further education course with us from September and think that you may be eligible for one of the bursaries, please download the application form from the end of August. Bring your completed application form with you to enrolment or call into one of our campuses and ask for the learner support fund

Support to pay for childcare

If you are aged 16-19 when you commence your course and require childcare funding, please contact the learner support fund as you will be able to apply to Care to Learn for your childcare support.

Downloads

Please download a copy of the application form below and return it to the Student Support Fund Team.

19 Plus Bursaries

If you are aged 19 and over.....

Derby College has a Learner Support Fund which can help you towards the costs associated with studying.

It is available to students aged 19+ who are enrolled on further education courses, either full-time or part-time, and who meet the eligibility criteria. Funding is not available for students on apprenticeships, higher education or full-cost courses where other funding rules may apply. You must also meet the residency criteria.

If you are eligible, you can receive financial support to help pay towards course-related costs such as equipment, trips, travel, childcare and essential books. The College will, wherever possible, make these payments on your behalf.

The Learner Support Fund for 19+ learners is finite and is not an entitlement.

Students who are eligible may also include those who:

  • Receive Income Support
  • Receive Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance
  • Receive the Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Have a household income of less than £20,000
  • Can demonstrate that they are facing financial hardship.

Email: studentsupportfund@derby-college.ac.uk

What’s next?

If you’re looking to start a full-time or part-time further education course with us from September and think that you may be eligible for Learner Support Fund assistance, please download the application form from the end of August. Bring your completed form with you to enrolment or call into one of our campuses and ask for the learner support fund.

Support to pay for childcare

If you are going to be 20 or over when you start your course and require childcare funding support, you will need to contact the learner support fund as soon as possible. Derby College childcare funding application forms are released during early July prior to the start of the academic year. Childcare funding is awarded strictly on a firstcome, first-served basis and there is always a greater demand than the amount of funding available.

If you are under 20 when you commence your course and require childcare funding, please contact the learner support fund as you will be able to apply to Care to Learn for your childcare support.

Downloads

Please download a copy of the application form below and return it to the Student Support Fund Team.

Evolve Membership

Membership for 2016/2017 £20

Evolve Logo

The Evolve Membership enables current students of Derby College to attend a wide range of activities that run throughout the term. These activities include Dodgeball, Football, Zorbing, Yoga, Rock Climbing, Dance Fitness, Basketball and many more. Once your yearly fee of £20 has been paid you will be given your membership card and Evolve T-shirt. You can then attend as many sessions as you want. If you require any further information, you can contact us at evolve@derby-college.ac.uk

Enjoy access to:

  • Expert instructors and coaches
  • A range of indoor sports facilities
  • A discounted membership to the Evolve Fitness Suite @ The Johnson Building
  • Rewards, prizes and competitions throughout the year

Sign up for Evolve now!

Please read the terms and conditions below. If you agree to the terms and conditions, you can pay for your Evolve membership securely using World Pay by pressing the 'Buy Evolve Membership Now' button. the cost is £20

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Evolve Membership

Terms and Conditions

Membership Fees: £20
Membership Term: 12 months

  1. This membership card grants you access to the Evolve Activity Programme including;
    1. Access to facilities to attend sessions
    2. Specialist coaching and equipment
    3. Rewards and Prizes
    4. Evolve merchandise
  2. Some activities that require additional equipment or coaching may have a small charge which will vary between sessions. You will be informed of this when booking on to a session.
  3. You must have your Student ID card with you when attending sessions as well as your Evolve Card.
  4. If you lose your card, there will be a £2 replacement fee.
  5. Attendance at sessions will allow you to build up Evolve points. You will receive 1 point for each session you attend. There will be rewards given regularly to those with high attendance and a yearly competition for the most attendances.
  6. Membership fees may be refunded at the discretion of the Evolve Team on medical grounds such as injury that prevents participation.
  7. Behaviour guidelines must be adhered to at all times as explained by the coach or instructor at the start of the session.
  8. We cannot guarantee that activities requested by individual students will be available as activities will be run based on demand from the wider student population.
  9. The Evolve Membership offer is only available for current students at Derby College and membership cards will only be valid alongside a current Student ID.
  10. The Evolve Team reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions as appropriate.
  11. By purchasing our membership, you are consenting for your personal information to be used for statistical purposes and to monitor attendance. Your details will be held securely and will not be passed on to any other parties. When your membership ends, your details will be removed when no longer necessary.

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Examination Information

Examination Venues

The following locations are being used for the GCSE and GCE examinations this Summer:

  • Carriage Shop – The Roundhouse, Roundhouse Road, Derby, DE24 8JE
  • Joseph Wright Common Room – Joseph Wright Centre, Cathedral Road, Derby, DE1 3PA
  • Various Joseph Wright rooms – Joseph Wright Centre, Cathedral Road, Derby, DE1 3PA
  • Sports Hall and rooms - Johnson Building – Locomotive Way, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8PU
  • Various Rooms - Ilkeston Campus – 2 Pimlico, Ilkeston, DE7 5JS
  • Various Rooms - Roundhouse Campus– Roundhouse Rd, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8JE

Please note the number to call for advice and help is 0800 028 0289.

External Candidates at Derby College

Derby College are now accepting external candidates for public examinations. This is an exam only service for candidates not enrolled with the College.

The offer is exclusive to written and online examinations that already form part of the college curriculum. It does not include any of the following:

  • Coursework/Controlled Assessment
  • Practical exams
  • Science ISAs
  • Written exams that include a practical element

As well as above, the service does not include: access to any tuition, college resources or additional learning support. If you have previously received Access Arrangements as part of you examination entitlement this will not be available to you as part of this service.

If you need more information please contact the exams department by completing the enquiry form

Examination Fees

GCSE (Linear)£80 per subject
A Levels (4 unit model)£80 per A Level unit
A Levels (6 unit model)£60 per A Level unit

Onscreen tests - Varies per test – please complete the enquiry form stating the exam required and we will contact you to discuss costs/availability.

These fees cover the awarding body entry costs, rooming, invigilation and all administration relating to the qualification including processing and posting results and certificates.

All fees are non-refundable once the awarding body entry has been processed.

How to Apply

Applications can be requested by completing the enquiry form or alternatively one can be collected from any Derby college reception area Contact Us. The application form will need to be completed and brought to a college reception and payment will also be taken at this time. To complete this application you will need access to your examination details from a previous centre (normally your school or college), these can normally be found on your most recent results sheet.

Application deadlines – 2016

For more information on when your examination is available please refer to the examination board websites:

AQA

OCR

EDEXCEL

WJEC

Exam session Exams availableDeadline for application
June 2016GCSEs 8th February 2016
June 2016 A Level 8th February 2016

On screen exams will be discussed with you once an application has been received.

Once your application has been processed we will contact you with confirmation and details of your exam dates, times and venues. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure availability at the times of examinations. These dates are set by the examination boards and cannot be changed by Derby College.

All application enquiries should be submitted via the enquiry form below

Examination Enquiry

If you have an enquiry regarding examinations, then please fill out the form below:

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Our Privacy Notice describes what Derby College Group does with the personal information it is provided with. You may be asked to give the College personal information to become a student, client or to use college systems and services.

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Screening Results

The results of your screening assessment indicate to us what level you are currently working at in your maths and English. We will use the results of your screening, in conjunction with your GCSE results, to inform a decision about what level of main study and maths and English programme you will work towards.

The table below gives a general guide to the levels that you will study at based on your GCSE and screening results:

Screening ResultGCSE Results Main Programme Maths and English
Entry 2 or below Foundation Tier Entry 3 or below
Entry 3 E and F Level 1 Level 1
Level 1 E and F Level 1 Level 2
Level 2 D and E Level 2 Level 2/GCSE
Level 2 or above C or above Level 3

We aim to fulfil your potential in maths and English and will work with you on a programme of development during your time at the college.

The table below shows a typical 3 year journey for a school leaver:

Screening ResultYear 1 Year 2 Year 3
E3 and below Achieve Functional Skills at Entry 3/Level 1 Achieve Level 1/Level 2 Achieve Functional Skills at L2/GCSE 1 year programme
L1 Achieve Functional Skills at Level 2 Achieve Functional Skills at Level 2/ GCSE 1 year programme GCSE 1 year programme
L2 1 year GCSE programme Grade C in June or if not Sept start on Nov re-sit programme GCSE 1 year programme

Are you looking for affordable and motivated Hospitality staff?

We can provide you with hospitality staff to cover casual shifts, flexible hours from our enthusiastic and employable student cohort. We already work with a number of large hospitality and event organisations in Derby to supply them with staff in the following areas:

  • Bar Staff – must be age 18+
  • Drink Service – Bar to table service
  • Glass collectors – Tables and pre drinks bar
  • Food service - Waiting on Tables
  • Event set up – preparing venue for service
  • Kitchen work – preparing food
  • Porters – in kitchen
Roundhouse thinking

For more information contact:

roundhouserecruitment@derby-college.ac.uk

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