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Make a Fresh Start This Year At Derby College

Derby College is holding a special advice and guidance evening for local young people and adults looking to make a fresh start in their education this New Year.

Information about a wide range of full time, part time, apprenticeships and short courses will be available at the Roundhouse in Pride Park on Wednesday January 11 between 3pm and 6pm.  There will also be information about the wide range of support available including the Advanced Learner Loan scheme for adult learners.

Young people and adults looking to enrol on a full time study programme at the College will be able to apply for places available in January in areas including Construction, Motor Vehicle, Engineering, iMedia, ICT, Games Development Agriculture, Animal Care, Equine, Public Services, Security Services and Sport.

A number of apprenticeship opportunities will also be advertised at the event with support in searching for and applying for positions with local employers.

There are a wide range of new part time courses starting in January at the Broomfield Hall campus in Morley focusing on Agriculture, Animal Care, Conservation and Countryside Management, Equine and Floristry.

Sports coaching and personal training courses are available at both Broomfield Hall and the flagship Roundhouse campus on Pride Park which is also the venue for Cookery, Motor Vehicle and Teacher Training.

Meanwhile, part time study programmes in Community and Adult Learning will be held at the Joseph Wright Centre in the city centre.

A wide range of leadership, management and professional development programmes are delivered as part of the Roundhouse Thinking offer and distance learning programmes are available in Professional Construction.

And the College’s ‘Learning for Leisure’ programme of short evening courses have also been expanded for 2017 – aimed at enabling people to take up a new hobby.

These range from DIY skills and making soft furnishings to car maintenance and wine appreciation.

Derby College Chief Executive Mandie Stravino explained: “January is typically the prompt for self-reflection and resolving to take positive action in our lives and the key factor in making such changes is often education and training.

“The Fresh Start event is ideal for young people and adults alike at whatever stages they are in their lives.

“Young people may have decided that the choices they made for their full time education and training in September were not right for them now and are looking for a different path.

“Adults may need part time courses to help them re-train, return to the workplace or achieve career progression.

“Or people may want to learn a new skill or hobby for sheer enjoyment which is so important for well-being and self-confidence.

“Whatever the motivation, I would encourage people to come along to the Roundhouse to find out more about the options available to them, meet the staff and see some of our fantastic facilities.”

For information about the study programmes available at Derby College, please call 0800 028 0289 or visit

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