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Parent Communication – ENROLMENT GUIDANCE July 2023

Stay in touch with what is happening across the Derby College Group

1st Years – If your child has already applied…

Your child will have two convenient enrolment options to choose from:


Over the summer, your child will receive an invitation in the post which details an appointment time and location to meet our team in person. This way, they can have a face-to-face discussion, practice coming into the College and receive guidance through the enrolment process. If they are coming onsite to complete their enrolment, remind them to bring:
– Two contact numbers and an email address of their parents/guardians or emergency contact.
– Proof of ALL examination results (results slips/certificates).
– Some proof of ID e.g. Passport, National Insurance Card, Driving Licence, Bank Credit/Debit Card.


If you prefer the convenience of enrolling from the comfort of your home, or whilst you’re away on holiday, your child can enrol online. We will send them a link via email over the summer. Simply follow the instructions to complete the enrolment process online and secure their place at College.

1st Years – If your child has NOT yet applied….

To start their enrolment journey – apply online for the course they want to study, we’ll then process their application and email information about their next steps to enrolment.

How to Apply – DCG (

We understand that you may have additional questions, if you wish to discuss your childs study options or access advice from our careers and student support teams, you can reach us in the following ways:

  • Come and speak to us face to face at your chosen College site. For Enrolment opening times visit the DCG Event pages Events Archive – DCG (
  • Contact us via our webchat feature, so you can chat with us online.
  • Call us on 0800 028 0289 and speak to one of our advisers.

2nd year returners – General Further Education

For those students returning to a second year of a two-year vocational or academic course, they will now have received an enrolment form to their college email account. Students should review and sign the form at their earliest convenience. Once in receipt of the signed form students will be auto enrolled to the 2023/24 academic year.

2nd year returners – Higher Education

For those students returning to a second year Higher Education course their tutor will confirm arrangements for enrolment to the 2023/24 academic year.

Exam Results

If your child is a DCG student who sat exams in the summer of this year, results will be available on the following days:

Thursday 17th August: Level 3, A Level, T Level
Thursday 24th August: Level 2, GCSE

You can access results on DCG Exam Results

We strongly encourage A Level and T Level Students to attend JWC from 8:00am on 17th August to collect their results and take advantage of the support with accepting university offers and to celebrate their achievements with teachers and fellow students.

Students are welcome to attend their site of study on 24th August for support with next steps.

For results related enquiries you can access our website Examination Information – DCG ( where there is information and guidance to answer most queries. If you cannot find the information you need here, there will also be a link on the website to an online chat facility that will be operated by exam team members on and after the official results release dates.

Careers support over the summer

Please get in touch with the team by emailing: or by ringing the College on 0800 028 0289 and asking for the Careers team

The team can help if your child:

  • is unsure about their option choice
  • changes their mind about their choice
  • if they need help with applications, CVs and interviews
  • if they need help on results day

Results Day support

The Careers team will be available on A-level (and T-Level and BTEC) results day (17th August 2023) and GCSE results day (24th August 2023) to assist with next step queries – including those that are UCAS related (Clearing.etc) and more.

Details about receiving results, Clearing, confirming UCAS places and more, can be found here:

My Next Step guide- summer 2023: A Student Guide to opportunities, events and activities

Whether your child is leaving college this summer or returning- our handy guide highlights opportunities and events to support their next step.

Covering a range of events and options including: Apprenticeships, Skills Bootcamps, Employment (full or part time), tips on being their own boss, Volunteering, Higher Education (for this year or for 2024 and beyond), some great ideas of how to make the most of their summer; plus, tips and support for those with no firm plans and those who are unsure about what to do next.

Please encourage your child to go to the ‘Key resources’ section of the Careers team’s SharePoint site (accessed via the College intranet): Careers Guidance Services – Home ( where they can access the guide, plus our ‘How to Spend my Summer’ useful resource sheet, which accompanies it.

UCAS is the organisation that deals with all Higher Education applications.
References from teaching staff support the UCAS application from the applicant.
From next year UCAS have requested information relating to your child in relation to two areas to be detailed in the reference:

‘Applicant context’
‘Other detailed applicant information’

References will be shorter and will focus on information in the two categories above.
This will support Higher Education providers to make a decision and may affect the offer given.
This change supports ‘inclusion’

Information can be found here:

Undergraduate references for 2023 entry | Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Conservatoires, Teacher Training | UCAS


More information for Parents and Carers can be found on the DCG website.