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Thank you for your interest in studying with Derby College

The application form on our website has now closed.

It’s not too late to enrol!

To find out about the range of opportunities available to you, please come to one of the enrolment events listed below.


If you are working with a company and would like to become an apprentice, please call 01332 387424 or email apprenticeships@derby-college.ac.uk who will be happy to meet with you and employer.

Enrolment Events

Date Event Time Locations
Thursday 23rd August 2018 Advice and Guidance 12 noon - 7:00 pm Broomfield
Joseph Wright
Tuesday 28th August 2018* Open Enrolment 9.30 am - 4.30 pm Broomfield
Joseph Wright
Wednesday 29th August 2018* Open Enrolment 9.30 am - 7:00 pm Broomfield
Joseph Wright
Thursday 30th August 2018* Open Enrolment 9.30 am - 4.30 pm Broomfield
Joseph Wright
Friday 31st August 2018* Open Enrolment 9.30 am - 12.30 pm Broomfield
Joseph Wright
Saturday 1st September 2018 Open Enrolment 9.00 am - 12.00 pm Roundhouse (All sites will be represented at this event)
Friday 7th September 2018* Open Enrolment 9.30 am - 3.00 pm Broomfield
Joseph Wright

*please note: you will only be able to enrol on a course, if the course is delivered at that site and the enrolment process can take approximately half a day.

What to bring

When you come to Open Enrolment you will need to bring:

  • Proof of all examination results (results slips/certificates)
  • Proof of ID e.g. Passport, National Insurance Number, Driving Licence, Bank Card
  • Two contact numbers and an email address of your parents/guardians or emergency contact

Please note

Improvements to Derby Train Station will mean the roads around The Roundhouse will be extremely busy. We have set up drop off points at the Hudson and Johnson Buildings, The Roundhouse is also just a short walk from Derby City Centre.

About Derby College


Mandie Stravino - derby college ceo

The Derby College Group is accountable for meeting the needs of its community, both business and civic.

The Group provides an excellent learning experience to thousands of students every year, enabling them to advance successfully to the next stage of their lives, be that higher education, the world of work, career progression or establishing their own business.

Responsible for generating the future talent required by business, the Group ensures that the local workforce is equipped with the skills, education, attitudes and behaviours that employers require to compete in this challenging economic environment.

The Derby College Group offer is driven by market intelligence, local priorities, and economic requirements and through strategic discussion with key employers and stakeholders, including our Local Enterprise Partnership.

The Group has a positive impact on social justice, raising aspirations and play a pivotal role in the life of the city of Derby, the county and region.

Creating optimistic futures

The vision and strategic ambitions for the exciting future of the Derby College Group have been shaped by external influences and developed through extensive consultation and conversations.

The College has listened to all its stakeholders and used these views to form our three year corporate strategy.

Recognising that the College cannot stand still, the College needs to do even more to help create optimistic futures for its students, their families and the communities it serves. The College continues to adopt an innovative, entrepreneurial and outward-facing approach for all its stakeholders.

It is no longer acceptable just to celebrate the certificate. We need to ensure that all our students not only arrive at their intended destination but also that they are prepared for success.      

Ambitious for our community

The Derby College Group is determined to continue to build on its strong track record.

A high bar has been set but, through collaboration and innovation, the College will ensure what it does is relevant, fit for purpose and has maximum impact.

As the College works to transform its vision into a reality, it invites individuals and organisations alike to join in forging strong partnerships to make the College and its partners even more successful in achieving the ambitious goals and targets set.

Derby College Making a Difference

Academy of Professional Education, Training and Development

Are you a prospective student?

Looking for a career change? Already working in education and need to update your skills and knowledge? Want to teach English as a foreign language? If you’re interested in our programmes, you can apply as an individual – find out more.

Are you an employer seeking high quality continuing professional development for your staff?

The Academy of Professional Development and Training at Derby College

offers a range of high quality initial teacher training educational support and continuing professional development programmes

Customised workshops to meet your individual needs

Our range of training workshops and qualifications can effectively support you to upskill your trainers and managers. Bespoke workshops can be negotiated with you and delivered at your workplace or at Derby College for maximum efficiency and convenience

Flexibility and choice

We offer a range of courses and workshops, as needs arise, throughout the year to reflect diverse needs and aspirations. They are tailored to suit each employer’s needs and the individual’s experience, job role and ambitions. Throughout, you’ll benefit from the support of our experienced and friendly Professional Academy who will guide you to maximise your individual and business potential.

We will meet with you on an individual basis to discuss the most appropriate workshop for your organisation. You will be allocated a dedicated team member to manage the process.

An excellent learning experience for your organisation with:

  • High calibre, relevant and up-to-date training delivered by our experienced team members;
  • Professional, inspiring and highly experienced trainers to motivate your employees;
  • One-to-one support;
  • Invaluable insights into the latest technology-enhanced learning, innovations in teaching and learning, and educational policy and developments;
  • Clear and bespoke progression routes to enhance organisation performance;
  • Delivery models to suit your business needs.

Customised Training

Train the Trainer courses

Bespoke Training courses for business needs

L3 Award in Education and Training

L4 Certificate in Education and Training

L2 Award in PREVENT and Safeguarding Certificate in Assessing Award in Internal Verification

Coaching and Mentoring

L5/L3 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring

L2 Award in PREVENT and Safeguarding

Short Coaching and mentoring training for one-to-one coaching and mentoring

Schools and Colleges

L2 Certificate for Teaching Assistants

L3 Diploma for Teaching Assistants

L4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants

Refresher/customised workshops for teaching assistants

Apprenticeships in Supporting Teaching and Learning

L3 Award in Education and Training

L4 Certificate in Education and Training

PGCE and Cert Ed (Post-14 Education and Training

L2 Award in PREVENT and Safeguarding

Certificate in Assessing

Award in Internal Verification

Full Time Courses Full Time Courses Part Time Courses Part Time Courses

Accommodation for students at Broomfield Hall

If you are looking for accommodation during your studies, Derby College provides high quality, Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ residential facilities for students at its Broomfield Hall campus. It’s a safe, friendly and welcoming place to stay.

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Our facilities

accommodation at broomfield hall derby college

If you live more than 15 miles from college on a difficult transport route, you might be interested in the high-quality, Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ accommodation facilities we have available on our Broomfield Hall campus.

Accommodation is available from Monday – Friday, term time only and comprises fully-furnished single study bedrooms in hostels of ten rooms – five to a floor.

Each hostel has a kitchen/lounge area, each floor has toilets and bath/shower rooms, and each bedroom has a vanity unit. Free wi-fi is available and there are a number of laptops available for loan too.

Residential Wardens are on duty in the evening and overnight for support, with the Residential & Welfare Manager being the named contact for residential issues in the day.

You are required to provide your own bed linen, pillows and kitchen utensils.

For under 18 students, accommodation is provided from 5pm Sunday evening through to 6pm on Friday evening; weekend accommodation can be arranged on payment of additional fees for over 18 students ONLY by prior arrangement with our Residential & Welfare Manager.

Meals and recreation

You will take your meals in the main cafeteria. An £11 per day meal allowance – allowing for three meals plus snacks – is included in the accommodation cost.

Recreational facilities are available in the Students’ Union, with sports facilities such as the gym and climbing wall open at given times and/or by arrangement. Off-campus visits to the supermarket, bowling alley, roller skating rink, trampolining park etc are also arranged on a regular basis.

Fees and financial help

Accommodation fees for 2018/19 are £4,500 for an under 18 student for the whole academic year, including the £11 per day meal allowance. Over 18 students wishing to stay for weekends will be given a quote on application based on the length of their course. A £200 damage deposit is required to secure the room.

If your annual disposable household income is below £25,000, you may be eligible for a Residential Bursary.

Full details of the support and a breakdown of payments will be provided after we have received your bursary application. You may also be entitled to further help from the Discretionary Learner Support Fund.

Visit us

If you, your parents or guardians would like to see the accommodation or contact us for further information, please email maria.banks@derby-college.ac.uk or call 07872 107516.

Privacy Notice

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.

Privacy Notice (PDF)

How to apply

Applications can be made once you have received an official letter from Derby College offering you a place on a course.

Please note that our accommodation is only for those learners who can live independently as we have no provision for individuals who require supported living, specialist medical or nursing care.

Priority is given to students on land-based and other specialist study programmes – such as Golf Academy courses – and we take into consideration travel-to-College times.

To request a room, to receive a Residential Bursary Fund application form or to arrange a visit to view the accommodation, please contact us. Telephone: 0800 0280289

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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
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