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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.
Foundation degree puts more choices on menu for catering student Jack
Foundation degree is perfect stepping stone
Career swap part-time student lands teachers’ job
Former carer Steph passes five courses to target teaching career
Public Services course helps Josh prepare for life as hydrographer in Royal Navy
Welding student Rosie forges ahead in fabrications
The future looks good for former beauty apprentice Saffron
Career change Cinzia revels in ‘intense’ access course
Former BTEC student Helen leads Derby innovation showcase
Kennel owner Annie loved every minute of Animal Care course
From Derby College to Workforce Planning Manager at Barclays Bank
DC student did so well at a mock interview that he ended up landing an apprenticeship.
Uniformed Public Services learner is the current international junior archery champion
First Response Finance sponsor BA Hons degree in Management and Leadership
Dog groomer Zoe leads the pack after college success
Access course gives lecturer Steven more than a sporting chance
Course builds workplace confidence for construction student Emily
Engineering is a building block for Hitomi’s future
Award winner Suzanne plans architecture career
College knowledge vital to plan career as a surveyor