Course Types Explained

Remote Learning

DCG’s suite of Remote Learning courses provides you with the opportunity to learn on the go.

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Covering a variety of different topics, we offer a convenient and easy to navigate e-learning platform, enabling you to gain the necessary qualifications in order to enhance your knowledge and career.

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Welcome to the Next T Level

T Levels are a brand new qualification designed to give you a head start towards the future you want

They follow GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A Levels.

The 2-year T Level qualification brings classroom and work placement together on a course designed with employers and businesses.

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Apprenticeships at Derby College

Apprenticeships are designed to give young people valuable qualifications, vital work experience – and a salary while studying.

Apprenticeships at Derby College provide young people aged 16-24 with a work-based route to a skilled occupation, supported by on-the-job training.

The range of apprenticeship options on offer from Derby College is constantly expanding.

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Part Time Adult Courses

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.

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

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School Leaver Vocational and Academic Courses at Derby College

At Derby College, you will build the valuable skills, experience and qualities you need to be successful in work and life.

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As one of the country’s leading and largest colleges – supporting around 30,000 Students each year – our focus is on shaping happy, well educated, workready and socially mobile young people. We are committed to ensuring you reach a positive destination at the end of your learning journey.

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International Courses

The International Office at Derby College is responsible for the Colleges Home Office Tier 4 licence. Derby College is considered a Highly Trusted Sponsor.

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The International Office at Derby College has over 10 years of experience of working with international Students from all over the globe. No matter what your culture, gender or background you will be warmly welcomed to one of the most multicultural and safest cities in the world.

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Higher Education Courses at Derby College

Our aim is to deliver first class, innovative and responsive higher education provision which meets the needs of individuals, employers and society.

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At a time when demand for highly educated and skilled professionals is growing across our city, county and region, our courses offer new progression routes for ambitious individuals.

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Learning for Leisure

Are you looking for a new learning experience which is inspirational, informative and engaging?

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Derby College has developed a programme of learning for leisure experiences designed for adults and young people within our community. We have a wide range of professional learning providers who are enthusiastic about learning and sharing their knowledge. Whether you want to pursue a new hobby or build on your existing skills, we can provide this opportunity in a relaxed and social environment and offer you a flexible, enjoyable learning experience.

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Still at School?

Did you know you can study at Derby College even if you're still at school?

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We work with several local schools to offer a number of Key Stage 4 vocational courses for young people in Years 10 and 11.

Vocational courses aim to provide you with opportunities to develop and practice new skills and knowledge. These skills can then be used in a range of practical work settings.

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Towards Work

Are you looking for support into work, education or training?

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Our Team will support with those vital steps to overcome barriers.

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Are you looking for support into employment?

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