David Mee

Derby College Group Easter Break Update

Derby College’s teaching moved online from Friday March 20 and Broomfield Hall has continued to support students whose parents are key workers or who are vulnerable.

Ofqual has set out details for schools, colleges, students, parents & carers on how GCSEs and A levels will be awarded following the cancellation of this year's exams.

Find everything you need to now on their website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/gcses-as-and-a-level-awarding-summer-2020

We are still awaiting information from our vocational awarding body.

Derby College Group (DCG) is launching a new higher education study programme in partnership with The Open University which is designed to better prepare creative practitioners for the world of work.

Derbshire County Council is doing a large scale recruitment for care workers and children’s workers. These roles are flexible with short and long term contracts.

Pupils from local schools competed in Derby College Group’s annual Schools Skillbuild competition held at DCG’s Construction Academy at the Roundhouse Technical and Professional Skills college.

Representatives from a wide range of companies organised hands on activities for female students from Derby College Group and city secondary schools to raise awareness of the career opportunities available in science, digital technology, engineering and construction.

Pilot Programme Hailed Success

The first group of students at Derby College Group have graduated from a special programme designed to help them cope with the pressures of working life.

A leading local timber merchant and importer has joined forces with Derby College Group to highlight career opportunities for Joinery students and address future skills gaps in the industry. 

Music students from Derby College Group have performed alongside professional musicians from regional orchestra Sinfonia Viva after joining a creative project tackling the emotive subject of global warming.

Two local apprentices have secured their place in their national final of a new national competition for trainee hairdressers and barbers.

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