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 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).
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.
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.
Strong success rates, high levels of competence and a deep understanding of its business needs have made Derby College the training provider of choice for SENAD Group.
The SENAD Group, whose head office is based in Derby, runs specialist schools for children and young people with special educational and/or care needs, as well as community support, transition services and homes for adults.
A Derbyshire group which supports younger people before, during and after stoma surgery is now planning to expand its reach thanks to counselling training from Derby College.
FISHYS, which stands for Friendship, Information, Support and Help for Young Stomates, is the only group of its kind in the UK supporting younger people who have undergone or are facing stoma surgery.
The Leicestershire manufacturing plant of Caterpillar's Building Construction Products Division in Desford has re-launched its pioneering apprenticeship programme with Derby College.
The programme will offer up to 140 young people per year for the next three years with the opportunity to kick-start their future careers.
Derby College Group has appointed Liza-Jo Guyatt as Executive Head of The Roundhouse and of Ilkeston College.
Ms Guyatt joins Derby College Group from Walsall Adult and Community College where she was Vice Principal.
As many school pupils celebrate their successes in GCSE examinations today (Thursday August 23), Derby College is also applauding the successes of their students who have undertaken resits in GCSE English and Maths, enabling them to progress in their study and career plans.
Derby College offers GCSE Maths and English programmes at its campuses to support young people who have not previously achieved the required Grade 4 (formerly grade C) in these core subjects upon leaving school. This year saw 1,800 16-19 year olds sitting GCSE Maths and/or English and of those, around 50% were successful in improving their grades.
Derby College has been awarded the top accreditation for the fourth time in recognition of its consistent quality in providing careers, employability and enterprise advice and guidance for students at its campuses in Derby, Ilkeston and Morley.
The College was visited earlier this summer by Career Mark, the licensed awarding body, who assessed how students were supported with planning the next stage of their lives – whether that be higher education, apprenticeships, employment or starting their own businesses.