Derby College Accommodation
Since Derby College doesn’t offer its own on-campus student accommodation, Casita offers off-campus Derby College student accommodation. The off-campus accommodation offered is usually just a couple of minutes’ walk from the university’s campus or just a short ride away from it. Almost all of these off-campus student accommodation options offer all-inclusive rents and Wi-Fi; the accommodation is usually fully furnished. Most of them also offer laundry services and a number of other facilities with a wide variety of prices as well.
Why Study at Derby College?
Derby College is a further education centre with sites located within Derbyshire. It was established in 2002 after merging Wilmorton Tertiary College, Mackworth Tertiary College, and Broomfield Agricultural College. Since then, Wilmorton College has been demolished and was turned into a housing estate, and Derby College built two new purpose-built sites: The Joseph Wright Centre (JWC) which specializes in A levels and The Roundhouse redevelopment which is the College’s flagship site that focuses on vocational qualifications. In February 2010, a merger between South East Derbyshire College and Derby College was approved. The Derby College Group consists of Joseph Wright Centre, the Roundhouse, Ilkeston College, and Broomfield Hall.
Derby College is an approved partner of the University of Derby. The University of Derby was awarded a Gold rating by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) in the UK’s first-ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The university is in the top 20% in the UK for its teaching quality.
Derby College is also a member of the Collab Group of high-performing further-education institutions. Additionally, it retained a good Ofsted Grade and the Ofsted inspectors praised Derby College for having “outstanding” residential provision. Derby College’s pre-school nursery, based at the Broomfield Hall campus was also rated “outstanding” by the Ofsted inspectors in all of its work areas.
The Derby College Group was initially awarded the Matrix standard accreditation for the delivery of advice, information, and guidance in March 2014 and it successfully achieved the IAG Matric revalidation in March 2017. Derby College’s involvement in the University of Derby Initial Teacher Education programmes was awarded the highest accolade from Ofsted. In November 2015, the Career Mark quality was achieved by the College and it recognized good practice in the delivery and management of careers guidance services.
Departments and Divisions
The types of courses available at Derby College include remote learning, T-levels, apprenticeships, part-time adult courses, school leaver vocational and academic courses, international courses, higher education courses, learning for leisure, and even courses for students while they’re still in school.
The courses are offered in a wide range of subject areas: A-Levels; Access to Higher Education; Adult Maths & English; Agriculture; Animal Care and Management; Arboriculture; Art & Design; Beauty; Brickwork; Business; Care - inc Childcare and Health & Social Care; Carpentry; Computer Science & Digital; Conservation & Countryside; Digital Media and Games Design; Electrical Installation; Engineering; Equine; ESOL; Roundhouse Thinking; Floristry; GCSE; Hairdressing; Horticulture; Hospitality & Catering; Inclusion Curriculum (students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities); Learning For Leisure; Motor Vehicle; Music; Painting and Decorating; Plastering; Performing Arts; Plumbing & Gas Training; Professional Construction; Public Services; Retail; Sport; Professional Education, Training, and Development; STEPS; Travel & Tourism; and T-Levels.
The facilities at Derby College include the Centre for Sport, gym facilities, a sports hall, an outdoor climbing wall, and grass pitches.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
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Are there student support services provided at Derby College?
Derby College’s staff provide support in various areas, including providing information on applications, enrollments, ID cards, and employment and helping you decide your next step after college.
What subject areas are there at Derby College?
There are various subjects offered at Derby College, and these range from A Levels all the way to construction, Agriculture, Business, Engineering, Hair Styling, and much more.
What course types are offered at Derby College?
The available course types are Adult and Community courses, Higher Education Courses, Apprenticeships, School Leaver-Vocational/Technical, and School Leaver-Academic.
What campuses are there at Derby College?
Derby College’s campuses include Broomfield Hall, the Roundhouse, the Joseph Wright Centre, Ilkeston, St James Centre, and online learning.
Are there any Free Courses at Derby College?
The STEM and SAIL courses are funded by the European Social Fund.