HE Student Further Guidance

Dear Access to HE students

We have today received further guidance regarding the arrangements for completion of your Access to HE course. Below are the key points that you should read in conjunction with the full guidance from the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)

  • We will continue to teach the full Access to HE programme remotely until your planned end date so that all students have the opportunity to continue to study to support your future progression
  • We strongly advise students to continue with the course where possible but you will not be disadvantaged if you are unable to do so
  • For all assignments / assessments with a due date after 20th March, you will be issued with a predicted grade
  • We are still waiting for clarification on how the predicted grades will work, we will update you with more details as soon as possible
  • If you do not feel your predicted grades reflect your expected performance, you will have the opportunity to appeal

I know that you will have lots of questions. Please take the time to read the information provided by QAA in the following link: https://www.qaa.ac.uk/news-events/news/access-to-he-update-for-students-and-providers

Should you have any further questions after this time, your teachers will be available as always  during your scheduled classes via Teams.

I have been amazed at the reports I have been receiving from your teachers about your continued dedication and commitment to your studies during these strange and unprecedented times and I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you wish you the very best for the future.

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.

Communication to Students

Following the government announcement to close schools and colleges, we are awaiting further information regarding how some qualifications will be graded. There has been initial information shared about A Levels and GCSE suggestions and the vocational courses will follow shortly

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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement

We are aware that two employees and a student at Derby College have been advised by NHS111 to self-quarantine after visiting Northern Italy.

National Recognition For DCG’s Student Support

Derby College Group (DCG) has been officially recognised by a national charity for its commitment to support the personal development of its students.

Apprenticeship Roadshow Inspires Next Generation

A roadshow organised by Derby College Group (DCG) has toured several local schools to raise awareness about apprenticeship opportunities available to young people.

Derby College Group Retains Good Oftsed Grade

Derby College Group (DCG) has retained its 'Good' grading following a two-day short inspection in December.

Derbyshire High Sheriff Visits Broomfield Hall

Lord Burlington, Derbyshire’s High Sheriff and Chancellor of the University of Derby, has visited Derby College Group’s Broomfield Hall Land-based and Leisure college in Morley to meet students benefiting from higher education (HE) programmes.

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