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Parent Communication May 2023

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


Current students at DCG

Term Dates

Parents Evening Dates

Prospective students of DCG

DCG Open Days

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

Student Bursary’s

Here at DCG, we are committed to helping our students overcome any financial barriers which might prevent them from making the most of their educational opportunities.

If money troubles do start to affect studies with Derby College Group, students could receive additional financial support with study-related costs such as equipment, trips and travel.

If your household income is below £25,500 AFTER tax or if you, are in receipt of Universal Credit or Tax Credits, your young person may be eligible for a student bursary to help with the cost of travel to and from college, lunch while you they are at college and uniform, PPE or text books.

If you have not yet applied and you think you may be eligible, please email the student’s name, ID number and the site they attend to

We’re Hiring! Sessional Exam Invigilators

The Exams Team at Derby College is seeking individuals with strong organisational and interpersonal skills to become Invigilators.

As an Invigilator, you will support the administration, invigilation, and reading/scribing of exams while ensuring they follow regulatory requirements.

Full training will be provided, with ongoing training to keep you updated on procedures and regulations. Ideal candidates will have flexibility, a good understanding of teamwork and customer service, and an attention to detail.

The role is sessional and paid hourly, allowing for a flexible work schedule.

£11 Per hour / Hours available throughout the whole year.

If this is of interest to you, please reach out to Lucy Hanson at

Coming Soon! Revision Sessions

With the summer GCSE exams fast approaching, we have different intervention strategies available to all students to build confidence and get them ready for exams!

Please ask your student to look out for news on our fun and exciting revision sessions happening over Easter and May half term.

Please also remind your student that the DCG Maths and English coaches are available for small group work or one to ones around their timetables.

Exam Information

The Summer 2023 exam timetables have now been added to pro monitor, this is the portal where the students view their exam timetables.

For up to date information on upcoming exams at DCG please visit the Exams page

Revision and Exam Tips

Our revision and exam tips aim to help your student prepare for their upcoming exams, giving them tips on: ways to revise, things to consider when creating a revision timetable and who they can go to for help when they need it.


The College Careers team can support all students with a range of things, including: making decisions about their next step options, ways to identify and develop their strengths, skills and abilities in relation to their next step; plus, practical help with making applications and preparing CVs.

To book a Careers appointment for support with a range of careers issues, including Next Steps guidance and option choices, students, or their parents/carers, can email:


These are a great way for students to experience what university life is like. From subject taster sessions to social activities, they’ll meet fellow students, from all over UK, and, in many cases, explore a subject of their choice at a UK university.

This year many Universities are offering in person events (but there are also virtual events available). All summer events have different: entry criteria, subject specialisms, duration and closing dates.

If your child has a University they’re interested in applying to- it’s worth checking their website to see if they’re offering any summer programmes or Taster events.

Or, check out the information on the UCAS website, where you can search through a list of all available summer opportunities: University Taster Courses | UCAS

Please contact the Careers team for advice on summer opportunities or for support with making applications-

IMPORTANT DEADLINE! *UCAS reply by deadlines

If your child applied through UCAS this year, please encourage them to regularly check their UCAS Hub, as this will tell them which date they are required to reply to any offers they have received (they will receive reminder emails about this from UCAS as well).

If they do not reply (via their UCAS Hub) by their given date, all of their offers will be automatically declined.

The next ‘reply by’ dates are:

  • If they received their last decision on or before 18th May 2023, their reply date is 8th June 2023 (except if they are using Extra to find a place)
  • If they receive their last decision on or before 12th July 2023, their reply date is 17th July 2023 (including Extra choices)

Further details on what different types of offers mean and replying to them, can be found at: Deadlines for Accepting University Offers | UCAS


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