Derby College is offering the chance for people to embrace their love of animals and re-train to work in pet grooming.
The 18-week International Professional Groomers Course will be held one day a week at the Dog Grooming salon at the College's Broomfield Hall site in Morley starting next month (February).
Derby College has worked with Direct Help & Advice (DHA) Training and Advice Centre on Bath Street to run an educational prevention enrichment project for learners which is funded by Derbyshire Commissioners Crime Prevention Grant.
Fujitsu and Intel have launched a new Innovation Hub at Derby College, which is set to put technology at the heart of learning for the College and its students.
As part of the businesses' commitment to developing IT skills in the UK, the new Innovation Hub, which is the ninth of its kind in the UK, will transform the learning experience for more than 400 students on degree programmes at the College, support teacher development CPD, as well as providing a resource for the wider community.
A Derby College student will represent Great Britain in an international fencing competition in Switzerland in January 2016.
Owen Jordan lives in Watnall near Kimberley and is studying to be a personal trainer at Derby College’s Johnson Building campus in Pride Park.
Derby College’s involvement in the University of Derby Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes has been awarded the highest accolade from Ofsted.
Ofsted ranked the FE and skills provision as ‘outstanding’ following an inspection in September. The inspection has also ranked the overall effectiveness of the ITE partnership as ‘good’ in Early Years; ‘outstanding’ in Primary and ‘good’ in Secondary.
International cricketer Niall O'Brien has visited Derby College’s Broomfield Hall Campus to run a special coaching session for members of the Andrew Flintoff Cricket Academy at the College
Niall plays for Ireland and Leicestershire and recently returned from playing in cricket’s Inter Continental Cup in Zimbabwe.
A leading motor finance company has teamed up with Derby College to launch an Employer Academy that will support its expansion plans.
First Response Finance, based in Chilwell, Nottingham, is currently recruiting up to 15 A level and Business Studies students from Derby College onto the programme with a view to recruiting some of them onto Degree Apprenticeships after they have finished their course.
Derby College has been awarded the top Career Mark accreditation in recognition of its consistent quality in providing careers education and guidance for learners at its campuses in Derby, Ilkeston and Morley.
Derby College has published its programme of full-time and part-time courses that start in January 2016 – aimed at adult learners.
A wide range of courses will start in the New Year across the College campuses in Derby, Ilkeston and Morley ranging from Access to Higher Education and Teacher Training to Welding and Dog Grooming.