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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.
Mature student Kim aims for degree
Career options kick off for sports student Beth
Daisy Has the World at Her Feet
Engineering NVQ powers R-R manager’s career
Domestic Gas Course helps grow plumbing business
Work experience leads to an apprenticeship
One of Lauren’s best ever decisions
Hands-on Broomfield course helps Steph target Bachelors
Access - ideal foundation for nursing degree
Business student plans to study Stateside
Business student turned entrepreneur
Carly’s hospitality foundation degree contains all the right ingredients
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