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Derby College's residential accommodation for students who live at the Broomfield Hall campus has again been praised by Ofsted inspectors and graded 'outstanding'. Ofsted Inspectors visited last month – scrutinising the overall experiences and progress of young people, how well they are helped and protected and the effectiveness of leaders and managers.

All areas were given the top rating – echoing the 'Outstanding' grades that the College's residential accommodation received at the previous inspection in October 2014.

A group of Derby College students with their sights set on working in the travel and tourism industry have recently returned from Lapland where they gained valuable work experience at some of the area's top tourism venues.

The students are working towards their Level three Travel and Tourism and Aviation qualifications and joined the two-week trip to Kemi under the College's international study exchange programme funded by the European Union's Erasmus Plus programme.

Hedgehog Release Planned At Derby College

Animal Care learners at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall will mark National Hedgehog Week with the release of four animals back into the wild on Tuesday May 8.

The four hedgehogs have spent the winter at Broomfield Hall being cared for by the students. Having now increased in weight and health, they are ready to be released.

Derby College student Frances Porter has reached the grand final of the annual Young Horticulturalist of the Year competition which will be held at Harrogate Spring Flower Show on April 28.

Frances (22) from Matlock is a level three student at Broomfield Hall and earned a place in the prestigious national final after coming second in the regional heat which was hosted by Derby College.

Agricultural Insight for Derby College Students

Agriculture students at Derby College's Broomfield Hall campus have spent three days in the Czech Republic where they gained an insight into the development of farm machinery.

The group were hosted by tractor manufacturing company Zetor where they were able to test drive the latest machinery, tour the production facility and see the workings of a nearby 6,000 acre farm.

Flexible Learning Fund: Digital Engineering Academy

Following the announcement by Skills Minister Anne Milton, the Collab Group of colleges is delighted to have secured funding as part of the Governments Flexible Learning Fund to deliver an innovative "Digital Engineering Academy."

Derby College's Animal Unit at Broomfield Hall in Morley will be raising the profile of conservation issues around the world and closer to home as part of its open day on Sunday April 22.

Students have prepared a number of displays to highlight work that they have completed during their study programmes such as the risk to ocean species from discarded plastics. They will also share the work they have done to rehabilitate and return hedgehogs to the wild as well as conservation work completed during previous study trips to South Africa.

Students from The Bemrose School in Derby have taken part in an activity day to learn more about the careers available in Professional Construction from Surveying to Architecture and Civil Engineering.

The day was organised by the Professional Construction team at Derby College as part of the BRIDGE Project.

Roundhouse Corporate Appoints New Sales Director

Roundhouse Corporate, the commercial division of the Derby College Group, has appointed Darren Jackson as Sales Director to drive forward the organisation's growth.

Darren joins Roundhouse Corporate with more than 12 years' B2B sales management experience across multiple sectors including software development and training. He will lead the Roundhouse Corporate sales operations – working with businesses across the UK to meet their apprenticeship and staff training requirements.

Nexperia Skills Academy Launch

Nexperia UK Ltd have launched a Manufacturing Lean Skills Academy for its workforce supported by an innovative apprenticeship recruitment programme.

The global company specialising in semiconductor components for the automotive industry is launching a training programme supported by a major recruitment for its Stockport plant – creating jobs for young people in the local area and developing its current 630-strong workforce.

Sky Recruitment Solutions in Derby and Ripley have joined Derby College's innovative Employer Academy programme to showcase the career opportunities available to students in the industry.

Six Business students based at the Roundhouse have joined the Sky Recruitment Solutions Academy, headed by Managing Director David Torrington.

School Pupils Explore Rail Careers

Students who are members of the Engineering Rail Skills Academy at Derby College recently attended and helped facilitate activities for school pupils at the iRail 2018 East Midlands event at Derby Conference Centre.

The Skills Academy is part of an innovative programme involving Rail Forum East Midlands' member companies and Derby College to raise the profile of the range of careers available to young people across the industry.

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