News - Derby College

Breakfast Club Inspiration for Derby College Leaders

Senior leaders at Derby College have visited Firs Estate Primary School in Raven Street to see the benefits of the new phase of the city's Breakfast Club programme.

The scheme, to offer funded breakfast's through local business to children across Derby city schools, is a collaborative project between Derby City Council, leading City entrepreneur Kavita Oberoi OBE, Aaron Thalman, Mike and Dana Copestake, Derby County Football Community Trust and HIS Church.

Derby College has teamed up with a national leader in security solutions to highlight to students the wide range of career opportunities available in the industry. Wilson James partners with with a wide range of clients across the UK and Europe including cultural heritage venues such as the Tate and the Science Museum Group, leading businesses, and airports.

Fifteen students on the Public and Security Services study programme, based at Broomfield Hall, will join the new Wilson James Security Academy in the New Year. Much of the work will focus on the growing area of airport security – based at airports in Wilson James' client portfolio around the UK.

Derby College has further expanded its relationship with Derbyshire County Cricket Club with the launch of a third Employer Academy to better prepare young people for the world of work.

There are already two well-established Cricket Derbyshire Employer Academies – focusing on Sport and Catering and Hospitality.

Derby College Students Support Local Food Bank

Mature students at Derby College's Ilkeston campus in Pimlico have collected and donated food and toiletries to Ilkeston Arena food bank.

The students are on the Access to Health Professions programme at the College with their sights set on progressing onto University and a range of careers in nursing, midwifery and other health care professions.

College Open as Normal Monday 11th December

College open as Normal Monday 11th December. If you travel to College by bus or train please check the service is still running.

Performing Arts students at Derby College have joined a workshop led by Hubbub Theatre Company to learn more about the expanding career opportunities available in integrated theatre. Hubbub Theatre Company is an integrated ensemble of performers with learning disabilities that creates original, devised physical theatre for both indoor and outdoor performance.

Visitors to Derby College's Broomfield Hall in Morley this Sunday (December 10) will get their first glimpse of the latest arrivals at the Animal Unit – a pair of Wallabies.

The five-year-old male and 20-month-old female have just arrived from a UK zoo and are housed in a special enclosure which has been built by staff and students at Broomfield Hall.

An Animal Care student at Derby College's Broomfield Hall campus in Morley has clinched a Bronze medal at The International Sled Dogs Sports Federation Dryland World Championships held Poland.

Shauna Leigh Ward (16) from Eastwood will competed in the junior section of the event – racing with a team of four Siberian Huskies against competitors from across the world.

Working in an award-winning traditional village pub and restaurant is the dream start to a career in hospitality for former Derby College higher education student Jack Bowler.

Jack, who is employed at The Boot – a 17th century coaching inn in historic Repton – is the first student to have benefited from the college's new partnership with Bespoke Inns.

World Skills Triumph For Derby College Students

Derby College students have been flying the flag for vocational careers at the Skills Show at Birmingham's NEC – the UK's largest skills, apprenticeships and careers event.

Firstly mature student Haralds Jonans (37) clinched the silver medal in the senior Plastering competition. Haralds, from Chaddesden, came to the UK from Latvia seven years ago and is one of more than 20 deaf learners who attend Derby College – supported by signers in the workshop and in lessons.

He completed an intricate Plastering challenge over the three day competition and narrowly missed out on winning the gold medal.

Derby College Animal Unit Gets into the Christmas Mood

The Animal Unit at Derby College's Broomfield Hall in Morley will be getting visitors into the Christmas mood on Sunday December 10th with a Festive Open Day between 10am and 4pm.

Youngsters will be able to join students and staff to feed the meerkats, goats and alpacas. There will also be the opportunity to get hands on and handle some of the animals.

An Animal Care student at Derby College's Broomfield Hall campus in Morley is gearing up to compete in the International Sled Dogs Sports Federation dryland world championships in Poland this weekend (Nov 24-26).

Shauna Leigh Ward (16) from Eastwood will compete in the junior section of the event – racing with a team of four Siberian Huskies against competitors from across the world. She competes under the title known as Team Quileute named after the family's raw dog food business.

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