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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.
Former Teaching Assistant apprentice returns to Bemrose School as PE teacher
Derby College provides Lauren with the foundations for success
College powers weight trainer Rosie’s gym career forward
Missed exam targets a ‘blessing’ as Flo launches fitness career with college
Hospital matron Louise owes nursing career to Derby College
Derby College Student of the Year prepares to start nursing degree
Training professional Ruth praises Derby College provision
Travel student Tayla embarks on exciting journey with TUI
Real-life challenges prepare Derby College student barbers for the salon
Bethany lands teaching assistant role at first attempt
Hair and beauty salon’s future is looking good for Marissa
Former salon Saturday girl Danielle becomes hair
Brad is first pick for pro footballers after barbering apprenticeship
New qualification is “massive help” for assessor Aimee
“Brilliant” courses propel George towards a woodlands career
Nathanael branches out to manage tree surgery business
Joinery apprentice Sean says College and work are a perfect
Apprentice plumber Emily says girl numbers in trades ‘getting better’
Politics high-flier James votes for Derby College
Admin team leader Nicole says Derby College ‘put me on my feet’