The Blog

Month: April 2016

Derby College Education Trust Announces Expansion Plans

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Derby College Education Trust (DCET) has appointed Merrill Academy Headteacher Mike Davie as Executive Headteacher to lead the development of its plans to include more schools in its Multi-Academy Trust. The newly- appointed Headteacher at Merrill Academy, which is currently the single school in the Trust, is Marcus Shepherd. He has been with the Academy for [Read more…]

Julia Suzuki: From Derby College to Successful Businesswoman

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Former Derby student, Julia Suzuki, has many strings to her bow. She’s a business woman, brand ambassador, public speaker, mentor, mother and now fantasy fiction author. After graduating from Derby College in 1993 with a BA (Hons) in Business Administration and French, Julia has had a hugely varied career. She took time out from her [Read more…]

Local Artist Teams Up With Children For Bean Project Launch

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Derbyshire artist Victoria Brown is working with pre-school children at Derby College’s Little Explorers Nursery at Broomfield Hall in Morley on an arts project which will culminate in an exhibition of work at RHS Tatton Park in July. The Bean Project is part of the United Nations 2016 Year of the Pulse and involves Victoria and [Read more…]

Ilkeston Event Showcases Course and Career Options

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Derby College is opening its doors to the public for an information morning on Saturday April 23 between 10am and 12 noon. As well as a wide range of demonstrations, there will be the opportunity to try out various vocations from bricklaying to hairdressing and the chance to speak to the tutors about the full [Read more…]

What healthcare careers can you go into with a college qualification?

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

By 2020, the National Careers Service predicts that there will be over 100,000 more job opportunities in healthcare, so now could be an astute time to think about a career in this sector. What’s more, many healthcare jobs don’t require a university level qualification. “Only about 50% of jobs in the National Health Service require [Read more…]

Part Time Courses at Derby College

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

A wide range of part time and short courses will be starting at Derby College during April and May. Courses are designed either for leisure and hobbies or to support people to re-train and develop their careers with options available at the College’s campuses in Derby, Ilkeston and at Broomfield Hall in Morley. Courses available in [Read more…]

Skills on Show at Derby College Open Day

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Derby College will be showcasing a wide range of skills and career opportunities at the annual Roundhouse Open Day on Saturday April 16. The event between 10 am and 12 noon is free to attend and will include a wide range of taster sessions to give young people, and adults, alike the chance to try [Read more…]

Derby College Praised By Ofsted Inspectors

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Derby College has been praised by Ofsted as ‘a valued resource for the city of Derby and the county of Derbyshire’ following a recent inspection. The Ofsted inspection report (available online at has graded Derby College as  ‘Good’ overall. Two key areas were also judged as ‘Outstanding’. The College’s partnership work with employers to design [Read more…]

Employer Academy Prepares Learners For Renewal Energy Career Opportunities

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

A wide range students at Derby College will be introduced to the far-reaching career opportunities available in the growing renewable energies industry thanks to an innovative partnership with two local businesses. SASIE Ltd in Nottingham specialises in the development, installation and training within renewable energies and Lindhurst Engineering in Sutton in Ashfield has diversified from [Read more…]