Student Services

The Student Support Teams will support you through every step of your journey here at Derby College.

They will assist you whilst you are on your programme of study, and when you are deciding on your next step after College, whether that’s another course, employment, an apprenticeship or further study such as higher education.

The Student Services Team

The Student Services Team is here to provide you with the information, advice and guidance you need. The team offers information on:

You will find a Student Services help you at each of the main campuses or you can ring the main College number and ask for the Student Services Team at your campus.

The Welfare Team

The welfare team are here to support you with any pastoral needs you may have whilst you are studying, such as:

We know that facing any issues like these can impact on how well you do at college but the Welfare team is here to listen, support and guide you through whatever it is you are facing. We may also signpost or refer you to more specialist support such as housing, counselling, CAMHS or the multi-agency teams to ensure that your needs are fully met and so you can concentrate on achieving your maximum potential.

There are members of the Welfare team based at each of the main campuses. You can refer yourself for support by going to one of the drop-in’s at your campus or your Teacher / Tutor / Personal Coach might make a referral for you if they feel you need some extra support with whatever it is that you are facing.

To book an appointment with the Welfare Team email: welfare@derbycollege. or contact us via the Contact Us button on the Welfare Support page on Moodle

Specialist Support for your Mental Health

The Well-Being and Resilience team provide specialist support with mental health issues, they offer focused interventions and where appropriate referrals to agencies such as CAMHS. For more information see Moodle or contact the team on 0777 2817726.

The Careers Team

Our experienced Careers Team is available to help you make a well informed and realistic decision about your next step. We offer a range of careers advice services to enable you to realise your full career potential including:

To contact the Careers team, please call in at your nearest Student Services or email:

Support for students in care and care leavers

If you are a care leaver or living in care, Derby College offers lots of support to help you complete your studies.

The Welfare Team are here to help you with any pastoral issues you might have whilst you are a student at Derby College. They offer practical advice and guidance to help you to work through your issues. They also work very closely with your key workers to make sure you get all the support you may need whilst you are here at College. There is a member of the Welfare Team based at each of the college campuses. For more information email or contact us on 07969 909943

While you’re studying with us

The Student Support Fund team

They can help you apply for financial support at enrolment or when you start your course. If you’re aged 16-18 years on 31st August, you can apply for financial support from the Student Bursary Fund. The Guarantee Bursary supports students in care and care leavers and can help towards College travel, food and equipment costs. If you’re aged 19 years or over, you can apply to the Student Support Fund for help with tuition fees, travel and equipment. You can pick up an application form from Student Services or download one online. To make your travel costs as cheap as possible, our top tip would be to make sure you get a discount card, such as b_line or Mango. To find out more about local bus services and College shuttle buses, please visit the Derby College website or speak to your local bus company.

To find out more information about support for students in care and care leavers please contact the Student Support Fund team at

Student Voice Champion

Your views are important to us, and Derby College have a range of student forums where you can let us know how we are doing, what's good and what you would like us to improve. We have a dedicated member of staff to ensure your views are listened to and acted upon.