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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 apprentice plumber Ryan aims to give a start to “people like me”
College creative writing course leads to Quad documentary premiere
Peak Award Winner Emily now studying for master’s in Australia
Professional Construction course - ‘the best thing I ever did!’
Award winner Suzanne has designs on a career in architecture
Derby College helps apprentice Dean change career direction
Employer shows trust in teenage business admin apprentice Jess
Work experience led straight to a job for design technician Ethan
Luke ditches sixth form for college and a future in quantity surveying
Support of “passionate” lecturers inspires mum-of-four to a degree
Ex-public services student joins battle against child sex and terror
Business student Curtis relishes role of student ambassador
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