Extending KS4 Options for Schools
Derby College has worked successfully with secondary and SEND schools across the city and county for over 15 years. We work collaboratively with schools to deliver a range of vocational qualifications for year 10 and 11 students.
The pre-16 listings below show the opportunities available. Click on the individual courses to find out more information, including course content and whether they appear on the DfE Performance Tables.
|Schools 14-16 - BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Animal Care: Site Broomfield Hall|
|Schools 14-16 - City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care (Equine Studies): Site Broomfield Hall|
|Schools 14-16 - VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy: Site The RoundHouse|
|Schools 14-16 - WJEC Level 1/Level 2 Award in Constructing the Built Environment: Site Hudson Building|
|Schools 14-16 - WJEC Level 1/Level 2 Award in Constructing the Built Environment: Site Ilkeston|
|Schools 14-16 – ABC Level 1 Award in Automotive Studies : Site Johnson Building|
|Schools 14-16 – BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Art and Design Practice: Site Joseph Wright Centre|
|Schools 14-16 – BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Creative Media Production: Site Joseph Wright Centre|
|Schools 14-16 – BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Engineering: Site The RoundHouse|
|Schools 14-16 – BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Sport, Activity and Fitness : Site Broomfield Hall|
|Schools 14-16 – City & Guilds Entry 3 Award in Construction Skills: Site Hudson Building|
|Schools 14-16 – City & Guilds Entry 3 Award in Construction Skills: Site Ilkeston|
|Schools 14-16 – Combined BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care and NCFE CACHE Level 2 Technical Award in Child Development and Care: Site The RoundHouse|
We also offer a bespoke Inclusion Curriculum for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and a Lexis programme for students where English is not their first language. Please get in touch to find out more about these programmes.
Students will usually attend college one day a week for their vocational subject, either for half a day (3 hours) or a full day (5 hours) depending on the total qualification time and type of qualification.
Please note, course delivery is subject to satisfactory student numbers.
Young people may need an alternative environment to learn in for a variety of reasons. For some students, vocational courses are particularly relevant and offer the perfect introduction to their potential career path and the chance to develop sought after workplace skills.
As an experienced FE provider with over twenty-five vocational subject areas we are well-placed to help you address the needs of your students (Benchmark 3). We can offer:
For more information on this programme, please contact us via the methods provided at the bottom of the page.
The 14-16 team are available to attend Year 9 options evenings, where suitable. Essential transition support is also available and schools can book visits to the relevant sites and attend our yearly taster sessions before joining us each September.
For more information about the provision or to request a hard copy of the prospectus, please contact the 14-16 Schools Team via the methods listed below.
Amanda Hollis, 14-16 School Manager 07870 160 349
Beth Slater, Home Education Co-ordinator and School Liaison Officer 07736 286 093
Jessica Bower, School Engagement Co-ordinator 07860 826 821