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.
This funding is available for the following students:
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.
Funding for the Discretionary Bursary is limited and it is not an entitlement. The Bursary is available to the following students:
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
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.
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:
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Membership Fees: £20
Membership Term: 12 months
If you are a DCG student who was due to sit your exams in the summer of this year, you will be aware, the effects of Covid-19 have meant that these exams were not able to be sat at the scheduled time. As a result, across all subjects, the college has put forth Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) to the exam boards, for moderation.
L3 results will be made available on 10th August. BTEC results will be made available on 10th August. Applied Science results will be made available on 10th August. L2 results results will be made available on 12th August.
You can access results https://examresults.derby-college.ac.uk/ Students are welcome to attend the JWC from 8:00am on 10th August, for support with accepting university offers.
Students with general queries regarding their results should contact the exams team email@example.com
Grade appeals should only be submitted on the following grounds:
Further information on the detail for these grounds and the appeals procedure can be found in this document 2021 Teacher assessed grades
Appeals on the grounds of procedure/academic judgement are based on the potential that a grade has been generated not following the college policy In order to aid in the decision to appeal on these ground the centre policy is here Determining Teacher Assessed grade policy
Any students wishing to pursue an appeal should complete the form below.
For students who’s grades will determine a place on a higher education course (Priority Appeals) the deadline for submission is Monday 16th August. An outcome will be communicated back to you by Friday 20th August.
For all other students (non-priority appeals), the deadline for submission is Friday 3rd September. An outcome will be communicated back to you by Tuesday 14th September.
If you have an exam related query, please do not hesitate to contact our exams team by completing the below contact form;
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 Result||GCSE 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 Result||Year 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|
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:
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