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Derby College Information Event for NCS

Derby College is holding an information event at The Roundhouse, Pride Park, on Wednesday April 18 between 6pm and 8pm for 15 and 16 year-olds to find out how they can be part of a flagship scheme supporting young people to make a positive difference to their local communities.

Derby College is one of the organisations involved in the …


Added by Derby College on April 16, 2012 at 7:30 — No Comments

Torch Relay Place for Derby College Student

Derby College student Pennelope Allman (18) has been chosen to take part in one of the region's Olympic Torch Relays in recognition of her fundraising work for Loughborough children's hospice, Rainbows.

Pennelope, from Ashby-de-la Zouch is studying…


Added by Derby College on March 29, 2012 at 8:20 — No Comments

Derby College Students to Marshall Olympic Torch Relay

More than 120 students from Derby College will be working with official security personnel and Derbyshire Police to ensure the safety of participants and spectators of the Olympic Torch Relay through Derby on Friday 29th June.

Students, who have all undergone stewarding and door supervisor training as…


Added by Derby College on March 26, 2012 at 10:49 — No Comments

Sport Relief at Broomfield Hall

Equine and Dog Grooming students at Derby College's Broomfield Hall have raised more than £170 for Sport Relief.

Activities included a horse and hound relay won by a team including students Dominic Hicks-Meer (19) from South Normanton, Serena Fisher (20) from Ilkeston and Naomi Oldfield (19)…


Added by Derby College on March 26, 2012 at 10:35 — No Comments

Derby Colllege Games Development Students work on Apps

Derby College Games Development students, who are now based at the Joseph Wright Centre, have developed a wide range of interactive programmes suitable for handheld devices - including smartphones and iPads - as part of their second year course.

Games Development lecturer Jez Noond…


Added by Derby College on March 15, 2012 at 10:39 — No Comments

Active Saver Card Launched at Derby College

Students across Derby College are being invited to sign up for a free card which entitles them to discounts on swimming, gym sessions and fitness classes at Springwood, Moorways and Queen's leisure centres in Derby.

The DC Active Saver Card has been launched by Derby College in partnership with Derby City Council and funded by Sport England. There are up to 3,000 cards available for students, valid until 31st August 2012.

Derby College Further Education Sports Coordinator…


Added by Derby College on March 15, 2012 at 10:37 — No Comments

Derby College Students Join Community Refurbishment Challenge

More than 130 students from Derby College joined a two-day DIY-SOS style project to refurbish a community centre in Derby.

Painting and decorating, joinery, plastering, electrical installation and plumbing students worked alongside professional tradesmen to transform the inside of the building in…


Added by Derby College on March 12, 2012 at 12:15 — No Comments

Peter Jones Enterprise Academy at Derby College

Derby College is among the first FE colleges in the East Midlands to become a Peter Jones Enterprise Academy - providing an opportunity for aspiring young entrepreneurs to realise and achieve their business dreams.

The Enterprise Academy – the UK's first non-profit educational institution dedicated to teaching enterprise and entrepreneurship – is the brainchild of Dragons' Den star Peter Jones CBE, who had a vision to…


Added by Derby College on February 29, 2012 at 11:28 — No Comments

Football Apprenticeship Expansion at Derby College

Alfreton Town Football Club is launching the second phase of its Community Academy initiative – giving local young people the chance to gain sports leadership qualifications through a pioneering apprenticeship programme.

The Club, which was promoted last season to the Blue Square Bet Premier Division, is working with Derby College to recruit the…


Added by Derby College on February 29, 2012 at 11:27 — No Comments

LIPA Launch at Derby College

Derby College has teamed up with LIPA, the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts which was co-founded in 1996 by Sir Paul McCartney, to open a part time performing arts academy in the city

TheLIPA 4:19 academy will be held on Saturdays during term time at the Joseph Wright Centre in the city centre for children and young people aged four to 19 and will be officially launched on Saturday, 21st…


Added by Derby College on February 17, 2012 at 10:53 — No Comments

Engineering Career Academy Launch

Derby College has teamed up with regional companies and national organisation Career Academies UK to launch a special programme to support engineering students into the workplace.

The College has selected eight students who are in their first year of the level three Extended Diploma in Manufacturing to be part of the Engineering Career Academy.…


Added by Derby College on February 13, 2012 at 12:08 — No Comments

Derby College Sets Olympic Challenge For Schools

Nearly 100 pupils from city school joined an Olympic challenge at Derby College to introduce them to a wide range of vocational careers, courses and apprenticeships.…


Added by Derby College on February 13, 2012 at 12:04 — No Comments

Apprentice Chef Cook-Off at Derby College

Ten apprentice chefs who are completing their qualifications in the workplace supported by Derby College took part in an Apprentice Chef cook-off competition at The Engine Shed restaurant as part of National Apprenticeship Week.

The apprentices were given two hours to cook and serve a two course…


Added by Derby College on February 13, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments

First Academy Student Clinches Job

The first student from Derby College's Professional Construction Career Academy has clinched a coveted job with a leading Midlands construction  group following a summer internship.…


Added by Derby College on February 6, 2012 at 10:55 — No Comments

Record Breaking Project at Derby College

Derby College will mark this year's National Apprenticeship Week with a series of activities including showcasing a pioneering project aiming to break the motorcycle land speed record.…


Added by Derby College on February 6, 2012 at 10:53 — No Comments

Apprenticeship Week at Derby College

Young people interested in apprenticeships are being invited to a series of events at Derby College as part of our activities to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week.

School pupils from across the city and county will be visiting The Roundhouse and nearby Johnson Building in Pride Park on 7th February for a host of  "have a go" activities ranging from Care and…


Added by Derby College on February 6, 2012 at 10:50 — No Comments

Derby College Peak Performers

Derby College has officially recognised the hard work and dedication of students and staff at the 8th annual Peak Awards event held at The Roundhouse vocational campus.

More than 60 students and staff were presented with awards at the glittering ceremony which was organised as the climax of the College’s Celebration Week to showcase the talents of students across all campuses.

The Peak Awards winners ranged from A level and vocational students who joined the College from… Continue

Added by Derby College on June 17, 2011 at 8:39 — No Comments

Bursary Award For Derby College Student

A life-size Origami swan, created using hundreds of intricately folded pieces of paper, has earned a Derby College student a £300 bursary award from Derby Decorative and Fine Arts Society.

Art Foundation Diploma student Sophie Clouston (19) from Derby was one of five students based at The Roundhouse who were shortlisted for the Bursary award.

Their work, which ranged from fashion and decorative arts to illustration and Fine Art, was presented and judged by members of the… Continue

Added by Derby College on June 13, 2011 at 8:59 — No Comments

Derby College Sweep the Competitions Board

Derby College Beauty Therapy and Nail Technology students based at its Pride Park and Ilkeston sites have swept the board in two regional skills competitions.

Nail Technology Students Jessica Wesson (21) from Littleover, Jodie Allen (19) from Spondon and Suzanne Hvaal (43) from Hilton came first, second and third in the regional heats of the nail enhancements World Skills competition held at the British Beauty trade show at the NEC and Kristen Mabbott (19) from Littleover came first in… Continue

Added by Derby College on June 13, 2011 at 8:57 — No Comments

Army Careers for Derby College Students

Two former Public Services students from Derby College have completed their basic training and are looking forward to careers in the Army.

Amy Handley (20) from Alvaston and Rosie Farrar (19) from Derby were both supported during their time at Derby College through the Army Further Education Bursary Scheme which awards students an annual grant of £1,000 a year and a bonus of a further £1,000 when they complete their military training.  Both Amy and Rosie also benefitted from an Army… Continue

Added by Derby College on June 6, 2011 at 14:08 — No Comments

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