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Be inspired by the success of our learners. See how their dedication to learning and our high-quality teaching has helped them on their way to rewarding careers.
Derby College has a significant impact on many individuals, businesses and the wider community. We are committed to producing a talent pool equipped with the right skills and attitudes to meet the needs of employers. We are proud of our contribution to economic growth and social prosperity.
By guiding people onto learning pathways that lead to positive destinations, we encourage progress and aspirational outcomes.
Many of our learners have gone on to achieve great things since leaving the College and we want to share their inspirational success stories with you.
Politics high-flier James votes for Derby College
Admin team leader Nicole says Derby College ‘put me on my feet’
Derby College “really good” for mortgages administrator Alison
Top level garden designer Steve thanks Derby College for 'joining the dots'
Stuart shelves the bookshop for a high level gardening career
Elizabeth takes big steps in small animal teaching
New career as Teaching Assistant on menu for former Chef Charmaine
Bespoke Inns experience leads to ideal job for hospitality student Jack
Diploma reminds teaching assistant Laura of her love of learning
Senior manager Joe’s building foundations started at Derby College
Derby College course comes to architectural consultancy’s rescue
Business BTEC helps Aaron onto the property career ladder
RSPCA vet “100 per cent” owes job she loves to Derby
Shy Monique is now a confident communicator, thanks to Derby College
Runner Kirsty is well on road to diploma in sports therapy
Hair Angels work experience leads to dream job for stylist Keri
Hair Angels helps learner Kirstie to grow in confidence
Former hairdressing student Eleesha passes on skills to new learners
Peak Award winner Matthew on course to become quantity surveyor
Jade awarded national bursary to pursue dream career in nursing