Parents FAQ

Want to know what to expect when your son/daughter starts at Derby College?

Read our Parents FAQ for information on what to expect from the College, what happens when your son/daughter starts College and the support we offer. Our Learner Journey details the application process for young people and includes details of what will be sent through the post and when. We have also put some information on the application process together for parents. We hope you will find the answers to most of your questions online. However, if you need any more advice you can contact us on: 0800 028 0289

Who can I contact at Derby College?

If you have any questions during your son/daughter's journey with Derby College, you can contact us on: 0800 028 0289. Our team are happy to help with enquiries on everything from open evening dates, to applications and interviews and beyond.

Do you offer students accommodation at Derby College?

Answer - Yes, for those that are attending a Landbased or other qualifying specialist study programme you can find further information here

When is the next Derby College open day?

We hold Information Evenings throughout the year. Dates are listed online and are also published in the full-time prospectus

Do you offer Additional Learning Support?

Yes. Our Inclusion and Support services were rated as "outstanding" by Ofsted. Specialist staff provide support for students of all abilities and needs. If you have any concerns, you can contact the Inclusion team even before your son/daughter applies to College.

What happens once College starts?

When students start at Derby College they receive a Student handbook, which states what Derby College expects of each of its students including:

What you can expect from Derby College

How does my son/daughter apply for a course at College?

Have a read of our step-by-step guide to applying

Why should my child choose Derby College?

What can parents/carers expect from Derby College?

Where can I get extra information on my son/daughter's options?

There are several useful websites, covering a range of options, which parents can access; including:

What will my son/daughter be able to do after they have successfully completed their College course?

Derby College is an inspirational place to learn, but don't take our word for it, read the experiences of some of our former students, from Games Tester to Michelin Chef. All subject area pages » include information on what your son/daughter can do next.