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Parent Communication July 2022

Stay in touch with what’s happening across the Derby College Group


Current students at DCG

Term Dates

Parents Evening Dates

Prospective students of DCG

DCG Open Days


Enrolment will take place online this year for most students


Your child will be receiving an email providing them with instructions on how to start their online enrolment.

Please make sure your child checks their Inbox (don’t forget to check the spam/junk folder too!). All Applicants set up an ‘InTouch Account‘ with us. Your child can check the progress of their application via their In Touch account and can contact us with any questions via the account InTouch portal. If you need to contact us directly about your child’s application, you can call us on 0800 028 0289.


To start the enrolment process your child must first apply online, find out how to apply online on our website.

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 18th August: Level 3, A Level, T Level
Thursday 25th 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 18th 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 25th August for support with next steps. If you have an exam related query, please do not hesitate to contact our exams team by email:


How to Spend my Summer 2022: 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, Traineeships, Employment (full or part time), tips on being their own boss, Volunteering, Higher Education (for this year or for 2023 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 go to the ‘What Next’ section of ‘My Career’, on the College’s Moodle site Course: Careers ( where they can access the booklet, a ‘How to Spend my Summer’ useful resource sheet, which accompanies the guide, plus view a session on ‘Making the Most of the Summer’.

Careers support is available over the summer

The team is available over summer to help students with next steps/option choices. The team can help:

  • If students are unsure about their option choice(s)
  • If they change their mind about their choice
  • If they need help with applications, CVs, and interviews
  • If they want to update us on what they’ve achieved

Students, or their parents/carers, can email the team: call the college and ask for the Careers team: 0800 028 0289 book an online appointment.

Results Day support

The Careers team will be available on A-level results day (18th August 2022) and GCSE results day (25th August 2022) to assist with next step queries – including those that are UCAS related (Clearing, Adjustment etc) and more. Details about receiving results, Clearing, confirming UCAS places and more, Clearing | UCAS

Parent and Carer Support

Join the DCG Parent and Carer Support Group…

We have created a Parent and Carer Support Group on Facebook, as a place for you to:

  • Access resources and content related to well-being, careers, study skills
  • Ask questions and offer suggestions related to College
  • Network and support other parents and carers.

The page is managed by the Student Pastoral Coaches from each campus who can answer your queries. Join the DCG Parent and Carer Support Group

How to check your childs progress, attendance and targets – Access the Parents Portal

We have a dedicated online Parents Portal for you to log onto. The Parents Portal enables you to view your child’s live attendance, progress reports and SMART Targets. Access the Parents Portal Please note: some parents may not have access to parent portal due to consent not being given. If your child would like to give you consent to access the portal they need to visit Student Services.

Parent Voice

Your views matter to us and the feedback you provide will help us shape the service we provide your son, daughter or child in your care at Derby College. If you would like to tell us your views please email Parent Voice

FREE Gaming and Gambling Awareness Workshops

YGAM want to support you to have meaningful interactions with your children, covering the topics of gaming and gambling with the aim of preventing future harms.

YGAM deliver workshops to both parents and those supporting children in care. Find out more about and book a session Workshops Archive – Parents.Ygam

Will your child be requesting the same exam support as they had at school? Your child will need to provide a copy of one of the following from their previous school or centre of learning before we can review access arrangements for them at College:

  • Form 8 report
  • Access Arrangements Online (AAO) approval
  • Centre File Note
  • Confirmation of your previous exam access arrangements (on letter headed paper or an email from previous school/centre of learning)
  • EHCP

The deadline for you providing this evidence is October Half Term.

Please contact your school or previous centre as soon as possible. Ask the SENCO / Head of Centre for exams to give you a copy of your evidence.

Exam access arrangements from school do not automatically carry over to college. We will need to meet with you to review your arrangements after we have received your information from school/previous centre.

Please email your evidence to: or take your evidence to the Inclusion Base Room at your site.

Evidence provided after the deadline will not be processed and appeals will not be possible.


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