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Steps Courses at DCG

At Derby College we’re dedicated to releasing your potential – no matter what challenges you’ve faced or how unsure you are about your future direction. With our Steps programme, you can take that next step to success.

Tailored to suit you

Steps is a personalised programme for those who feel they need support to enter the world of work, to set a future career pathway and to progress their studies.

You will work towards recognised qualifications to add to your CV as well as gaining work experience or insights into what it is like to study vocational subjects at the College.

We will liaise with you to draw up a programme and targets which suit your requirements and you will be assigned a Personal Tutor to guide you throughout.

Our aim is to help build your confidence, resilience and independence alongside your skills and knowledge

Modern campuses

Our Steps programme is run at our award-winning Roundhouse campus – an iconic setting in Derby’s Pride Park. The campus provides a modern, friendly and welcoming environment for your studies, together with all the up-to-date technologies and learning resources you will need.

Inspiring experiences

We take every opportunity to enrich your studies with activities such as community projects, charity fundraising and work experience where appropriate.

They provide you with important skills to support the next stage of your development.

Encouraging staff

Dedicated to your success, our Steps team has vast experience of supporting Students in achieving their goals.

Always friendly and approachable, they will provide you with a wide range of guidance and advice to prepare you for progression to further study or employment.

Steps is designed for young people who are undecided about their future career. Consider this programme if you feel you are not yet ready or able to access a full-time introductory course or if you feel you still need support to enter the world of work.


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Steps – Course Listings

Course Type: School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: The Roundhouse

Course Type: School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: The Roundhouse

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The Roundhouse Open Evening – 08/02/2024

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Key Information

At Derby College we believe the best tutors are usually those who have real world experience of working in the field they’re teaching. So, in most cases, you’ll be taught by someone who has worked in the industry that you wish to enter. As well as being able to share their knowledge and experiences with you, they have crucial industry connections, which is a huge benefit when it comes to helping you to secure a work placement in your chosen field.

As part of your studies at Derby College we offer a full range of assistance to ensure you have a great learning experience.

Discover our campuses and facilities here. Each campus page contains:

  • 360-degree images of our facilities
  • A location map
  • A list of courses that are run at the campus
  • Student Success Stories
To find out more about our Steps courses, attend our next course and career event or contact us on 0800 028 0289
Press the Apply Now button, that can be found at the top and bottom of every course information page and follow the instructions for the InTouch applications portal. If you are unable to apply online, contact Student Services who will help you complete your application form and will be able to help and guide you to make a decision on the course of study to meet your needs and ambitions.

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Steps – Success Stories

Adam Luckett

School Leaver Vocational

Former Derby College Electrical Installation student Adam Luckett stood by some tools.

Joshua Tonks

School Leaver Vocational

Joshua Tonks

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