News - Derby College

Derby College has expanded its Employer Academy programme by teaming up with a Derby web and software development company to boost IT students' skills.

iBox Security in Derby's Cathedral Quarter specialises in website and software development for a wide range of industry sectors and currently employs 11 people.

A counter terrorism video, produced by police and students at Derby College which highlights the dangers of young people of becoming radicalised, has been given Home Office approval to be made available to schools throughout the UK.

Derby College’s work to improve the employability of local people through its extensive range of Higher Education programmes has been praised by inspectors from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) whose report was published on Wednesday August 12.

Derby College Celebrate Five Year High in A level Results

Derby College is celebrating its highest grade percentage in five years with a 98% pass rate overall and the majority of A2 subjects recording a 100% pass rate including Humanities and Modern Foreign Language subjects.

Students Experience Prison Life on Public Service Course

Uniformed Public Services students experienced life behind bars during an industry visit to Whatton Prison in Nottinghamshire.

Derby College Students Support Ramathon Plans

Uniformed Public Services students at Derby College will be taking a lead role in the planning of next year’s Derby Ramathon as the official volunteer partner.

Derby College Students Re-open Broomfield Plant Centre

Derby College has re-opened its plant centre at the Broomfield Hall campus in Morley to give Horticulture students vital work experience and boost their future job prospects.

DERBY STUDENTS WIN GOLFING GOLD

Derby College students, Will Painter (Kedleston Park GC), Will Davidson (Breadsall Priory GC) and James Walwyn (Wychwood Park) won the gold medal the Association of Colleges National Finals recently played at Bath Golf Club.

Derby Student Kelly Wins National Golf Title

Derby College student, Olivia Kelly (Erewash Valley Golf Club) added the 2015 Inter Collegiate Tour (ICT) Players Championship title to her growing list of victories.

Academy Launched to Train Budding Chefs

Derby College has expanded its innovative Employer Academy programme to address the growing demand for skilled chefs. The College has teamed up with The Finesse Collection to launch the Professional Cookery Academy this September.
Business students at Derby College will be working with the UK’s leading designers of triathlon wetsuits, apparel and accessories thanks to a new partnership initiative. Students enrolling on the BTEC level three Business course at the College this September will have the chance to join the new Huub Marketing and Product Development Academy.

Horticulture students at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall campus have designed and created the outline of a Remembrance and Hope Garden being built at St John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy in Kirk Hallam

The students have designed the three-part garden which will now be completed by pupils at the school ahead of the official unveiling and mass there on July 10 as part of the school’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

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