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Merger Consultation Launched

Bilborough Sixth Form College and the Derby College Group (DCG) have launched a consultation programme to gain feedback and views on their potential merger which is earmarked for January 2019.

The intention is to merge Derby College and Bilborough Sixth Form College with the constituent colleges continuing to operate under their existing brands and local identities. This will improve the educational opportunities for the communities the colleges serve as well as securing a stronger financial future for the combined group.

Protected Services students at Derby College's Broomfield Hall campus recently visited the UK's leading security exhibition at London's Olympia as part of their enrichment programme with Wilson James - a national leader in security solutions.

The students are members of Wilson James Security Academy and are benefiting from work experience and workplace visits to gain a greater understanding about the career opportunities available in the security industry.

Students take part in trailblazing cycle project

A unique and innovative cycle maintenance project managed by Cycle Derby, and delivered by Bike Back Derby was launched yesterday (9th March) at Derby College.

Over the next 18 months, 135 Derby College Motor Vehicle students will take part in a six week enrichment project designed to provide the knowledge and skills to maintain and build a bike.

Derby College celebrated International Women's Day with an event recognising the achievements of women at local and regional businesses focused on Science, Technology, Construction, Engineering and Maths and highlighting career opportunities available to young people.

Mature students at Derby College's Ilkeston campus have raised more than £600 for Treetops Hospice in Risley. The students ran a tombola stand at the College and organised a raffle for a signed Derby County football shirt.

Derby College Hosts PM Announcement

Derby College Group's historic Roundhouse campus, in the city, was chosen by the Prime Minister's Office to host the announcement of a major review into post-18 education.

The Prime Minister was joined by Secretary of State for Education Damian Hinds who praised Derby College's work to prepare young people for the world of work.

Derby College Joins Innovative Partnership Scheme

Derby College has become the first Derbyshire organisation to join the Employer Supported Policing scheme in 2018. Under the scheme local employers support staff who want to volunteer with the police.

In joining, the College has expanded on its existing links with the local Force, with Public Services students' regularly gaining practical experience through supporting police training exercises.

Broomfield Hall Lambing Sunday

Visitors to Derby College's Broomfield Hall campus in Morley on Sunday March 18 between 11am and 3pm will have the chance to meet the new-born lambs and other animals who are cared for by students at the College.

Broomfield Hall's working farm and animal unit will be open throughout the day where visitors can see a wide range of resident animals and exotic species from the new wallabies to reptiles.

An apprentice at Derby College has been awarded a £1,000 bursary from construction company Bowmer & Kirkland to support his future studies and job career goals.

Matthew Johnson (22) from Breadsall works for Jenbrooke Construction and attends Derby College on day release to complete his level three brickwork apprenticeship.

Higher Education students at Derby College came under the spotlight at an awards ceremony at the Roundhouse to celebrate their success.

As well as certificates for completing their Higher Education study programmes at the College in Construction, Animal Management and Business, there were several special awards presented in recognition of students' personal achievements.

Computing students at Derby College have devised proposals for a mobile app that would help raise the profile of Elvaston Castle and attract more visitors. Elvaston Castle successfully applied to be part of a community project run by graduate trainees at Rolls-Royce.

The visitor attraction was keen to know whether it would be feasible to create a mobile app as part of its marketing efforts and the graduates undertook a year-long study.

Three students from Derby College are amongst the first to join an innovative partnership with Halfords Autocentres to enable them to gain valuable work experience, gain essential technical skills and earn a wage whilst they study.

In an industry first, Halfords Autocentres is working in partnership with 25 further education colleges across the country to get young people 'work ready' and address growing skills gaps in the industry.

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