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Local Student Wins Jewson Award

Jewson has named our Brickwork student Matthew Woodhouse as a winner in its 2017 Young Tradesperson of the Year competition.

Matthew (16) is a pupil at John Flamstead Community School in Denby and attends Derby College's Ilkeston campus one day a week to complete vocational qualifications alongside his GCSE programme. You can discover more about our Brickwork courses by visting our wesbite

He was nominated by his Derby College Construction tutors Bill Bentley and Clive Smith for the Jewson award and was crowned the Best Young Tradesperson under 18 after impressing the judges with his skill and passion for the trade.

Horticulture staff and students here at Derby College have again teamed up with the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Derby and District Group to design and build an entry for BBC Gardener's World Live 2017 – following their resounding success in last year's show.

Our team at Broomfield Hall won a coveted Gold Award at last year's popular competition and show at the NEC for their unique plant border created to raise awareness of Multiple Sclerosis.

Agricultural Insight for Derby College Students

Agriculture students at Derby College's Broomfield Hall campus has just returned from the Czech republic after a three day study tour. Thirteen students from the Morley based campus, were hosted by tractor manufacturer Zetor for the second year running.

They were able to test drive the latest tractors, tour the manufacturing plant production line and see some of the latest prototypes being tested on local farms. The students also visited a local arable farm and a massive dairy farm milking more than 800 cows three times a day.

College Cricket Academy Takes National Title

The Andrew Flintoff Cricket Academy, based at our Broomfield Hall campus in Morley has won the Association of Colleges (AoC) National indoor cricket championships held at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.

The team played four group games and topped the group having won three and lost just one. In the semi finals Derby beat Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College who represented the West Midlands and then faced New College Pontefract who represented Yorkshire and Humberside.

Broomfield Hall Joins National Open Garden Scheme

Derby College's Broomfield Hall campus is inviting visitors to see the progress already made in restoring its gardens to their former glory.

The College's land-based industries' campus in Morley is taking part in the National Open Garden Scheme day on Sunday May 21 between 10am and 4pm.

The day is a chance to see the campus' 25 acres of Victorian garden and woodlands which are maintained by students and volunteers.

Derby College has teamed up with the award-winning Bespoke Inns group to provide practical work experience for learners on the higher education Hospitality Management programme at the Roundhouse.

Three learners have so far joined the Bespoke Inns Hospitality Management Academy which is the latest stage in the College's Employer Academy programme - designed to bridge the gap between education and the workplace.

Hedgehog Release Planned At Derby College

Animal Care learners at Derby College's Broomfield Hall are preparing to release three hedgehogs back into the wild (Tuesday April 25) having spent the winter looking after them.

The three hedgehogs, which learners have named Frosty, Autumn and Fall, were all found locally last Autumn and were too small and under-nourished to hibernate.

Students on a range of vocational courses at Derby College have joined forces to raise nearly £400 for Derby Kids Camp, which provides holidays and activities for local children.

Business, Hair, Media and Make Up and Catering and Hospitality students at the Roundhouse collaborated to organise a fashion show at the Engine Shed restaurant.


The evening was organised by the Business Studies team as part of their course. It included a pre-fashion show buffet prepared and served by the Catering and Hospital students, a raffle and then the main event which showcased fashion, make-up and hair trends from the 1900s onwards – into the future.

Styles ranged from the roaring twenties through to the futuristic styles that may be adopted over the coming decades.

Business Studies Lecturer Andrea Hickman said: "The evening was a huge success and raised a good amount of money for a very worthwhile cause."

If you're interested in studying Business at Derby College you can find all of the information you require here.

 

 

Students Triumph in Farming Challenge

A team of Agriculture students at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall campus have won a bronze medal in the regional final of the annual Great Farm Challenge.

The competition is organised by Natural England’s Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) Team alongside Seven Trent Water, Anglian Water and the Environment Agency.

A wide range of businesses and organisations joined an event organised by Derby College to reiterate to students the importance of English and maths in the workplace.

Employers ranging from the Army and Derbyshire Cricket Club to the National Trust and Derby Museum and Art Gallery organised practical activities at the event at the Broomfield Hall campus to highlight how their staff use English and maths in their jobs.

HUUB Academy Launch Supports Sporting Ambitions

Derby College works with a wide range of local businesses to launch Employer Academies - designed to bridge the gap between education and employment. One of these businesses is HUUB, a company who specialise in traithlon wetsuits and apparel.

A new club for budding youngsters and adults looking to enter their first triathlon has been launched in Derby. The HUUB Academy is the brainchild of Dean Jackson the owner of triathlon wetsuit and kit company HUUB Design and long-established triathlon coach Hilary Johnson – the mother and coach of elite triathlete twins Tom and David Bishop.

Family Business Launches Apprenticeship Academy

An established family business in Derbyshire has launched an Employer Academy with Derby College as part of its bid to recruit several new apprentices in the coming years. The Ward Business Employer Academy is the latest addition to the Derby College programme to bridge the gap between education and the workplace and to better prepare students for the world of work.

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