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Local Family Thanks Life-Saving Derby College Staff

The family from West Hallam were attending an enrolment event at the Roundhouse Technical and Professional Skills college in August when Neil suffered a cardiac arrest.

The achievements of students at Derby College Group’s, Joseph Wright Centre have been officially recognised at a celebration evening.

Pensioner Proves Cooking Prowess

At the age of 77, Deanna has become the oldest person to graduate from the level 3 Professional Cookery course at Derby College, passing with flying colours!

Sky Recruitment Solutions in Derby and Ripley have expanded its Employer Academy with Derby College to showcase the career opportunities available to students in the industry.

Thirteen Business students based at the Roundhouse have joined the Sky Recruitment Solutions Academy, headed by Managing Director David Torrington.

A group of Derby College students have been appointed to champion the opportunities for technology to be embedded into study programmes under a new partnership with IT services and solutions provider Fujitsu UK.

Seven students from across the College will now work with Fujitsu and the College’s IT teams to learn more about the latest digital technologies.

Derby College Digs Deep for Children in Need

Students across Derby College have raised more than £600 for Children in Need.

The Derby College Student Union joined the Rickshaw Challenge spearheaded by ‘The One Show’ and raised £300 across all the College sites in Derby, Morley and Ilkeston.

Students across Derby College are gearing up to take part in an innovative entrepreneurial programme devised by former teacher Baasit Siddiqui who regularly appears with his brother and father in Channel 4’s ‘Gogglebox’.

Mr Siddiqui has been a star of the television show for the past six years and has set up Siddiqui Education – running inspirational workshops for schools and colleges across the UK.

Derby College Chosen For Targeted Careers Training

Derby College has been chosen as one of 12 further education providers in the UK to be part of an innovative careers advice and guidance programme.

Two Derby College Services for Students team members will be specially trained under the Association of College’s targeted programme which is backed by Government funding through the national Careers & Education Company (CEC).

Derby College Students Learn How to Save a Life

Derby College students have been taught how to save a life as part of National Restart a Heart Day.

Teaching staff at Derby College Group will be welcomed as members of the Society for Education and Training (SET) thanks to a new corporate partnership.

The partnership began this month (October 2018), marking an exciting collaboration between the organisations, offering a valuable range of professional development opportunities for college staff.

Apprenticeship Helpline Launched

Derby College has stepped up the support provided to apprentices, parents, employers and employees who have been affected by the closure of 3aaa with the launch of a helpline and direct email.

Higher Education students at Derby College came under the spotlight at an awards ceremony at the Roundhouse to celebrate their success.

As well as certificates for completing their Higher Education study programmes at the College in Animal Management, Children and Young People’s services, Construction Management, Criminal Justice, Coaching and Mentoring, Education, Engineering and Sports Coaching, there were several special awards presented in recognition of students’ personal achievements.

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