News - Derby College

Derby College Students Harvest Hallowe’en Crop

Agricultural learners at Derby College's Broomfield Hall have harvested a bumper crop of pumpkins in time for Hallowe'en.

Work to demolish two large gas-holders on Derby's Pride Park has been completed – and National Grid will soon put the site up for sale. Once a fundamental part of the city's gas network, the gas-holders have not been used since the turn of the millennium and have been dismantled to make way for regeneration of the site. At 12.8 and 11.2 metres high, their removal will change the city skyline and provide much-needed space for development.

A mature plastering learner at Derby College has been awarded a £1,000 bursary from construction company Bowmer & Kirkland to support his future studies.

Derby College Students Support Popular Events

Students at Derby College's Broomfield Hall campus have played a vital role in the organisation of two recent events in the city and county.

Work created by mature learners at Derby College's Ilkeston campus is due to be exhibited at the DH Lawrence Birthplace museum in Eastwood.

Final Chance To Enrol at Derby College

Limited spaces are available on some of the vocational courses offered by Derby College at its campuses in Derby, Morley and Ilkeston.

Rail Minister Paul Maynard MP has welcomed the launch of a new Rail Employment and Skills Academy in the East Midlands.

Wildlife Conservation at Derby College

The Animal Care team at Derby College's Broomfield Hall are holding two short courses to help local people care for hedgehogs and other wildlife this Autumn.

Broomfield Hall Plant Fest

Derby College's Broomfield Hall campus in Morley will be open to the public on Sunday September 25 where Horticulture students and lecturers will share their knowledge of how to grow a wide range of plants.

Show Success

A pair of Derbyshire Gritstone ewe lambs, reared by Agricultural staff and students at Broomfield Hall won their category in this summer's Hope Show.

Dog Grooming Success For Local Apprentice

Derby College Dog Grooming apprentice Jessica Peggs (21) has scooped a top award in her first national competition. Jessica, from Eastwood, is a former Derby College student and is now completing a level three apprenticeship at the College's dog grooming salon at Broomfield Hall in Morley.

A former female Derby College Motor Vehicle Apprentice has delivered a keynote speech at an international conference – highlighting the initiatives needed to encourage more women and girls into the industry. Catherine Treanor studied at the College as part of her Motor Vehicle apprenticeship at Station Garage in Belper.

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