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Derby College has expanded its residential accommodation offer to enable students from further afield to live at the Broomfield Hall campus in Morley seven days a week in term time.

The accommodation, which has an 'Outstanding' rating from Ofsted, is currently available Sunday evenings to Friday for students aged 16 and above.

Derby College's Broomfield Hall has topped the Landex UK league tables for student achievements at colleges who are part of the national organisation and offer land-based study programmes.

Broomfield Hall near Morley is one of 39 Landex land-based colleges in the UK and offers a wide range of land-based programmes including Agriculture, Arboriculture, Animal Care, Countryside Management, Equine, Floristry and Horticulture.

Horticulture staff and students at Derby College have won an award for the second year running at the prestigious BBC Gardeners World Live show at the NEC.

The team, based at the College's Broomfield Hall land-based campus, again teamed up with the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Derby and District Group to design and build an entry for BBC Gardener's World Live 2017 – following their resounding success in last year's show.

A group of 12 Derby College students have completed a work placement programme in Holland as part of their studies.

Sport, Public Services and A level students based at Broomfield Hall and the Joseph Wright Centre spent a week in Sint Michielsgestel near Eindhoven.

Horticulture staff and students here at Derby College have again teamed up with the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Derby and District Group to design and build an entry for BBC Gardener's World Live 2017 – following their resounding success in last year's show.

Our team at Broomfield Hall won a coveted Gold Award at last year's popular competition and show at the NEC for their unique plant border created to raise awareness of Multiple Sclerosis.

Derby College's Broomfield Hall campus is inviting visitors to see the progress already made in restoring its gardens to their former glory.

The College's land-based industries' campus in Morley is taking part in the National Open Garden Scheme day on Sunday May 21 between 10am and 4pm.

The day is a chance to see the campus' 25 acres of Victorian garden and woodlands which are maintained by students and volunteers.

A wide range of businesses and organisations joined an event organised by Derby College to reiterate to students the importance of English and maths in the workplace.

Employers ranging from the Army and Derbyshire Cricket Club to the National Trust and Derby Museum and Art Gallery organised practical activities at the event at the Broomfield Hall campus to highlight how their staff use English and maths in their jobs.

Visitors to Derby College's Broomfield Hall campus in Morley on Sunday March 26 between 11am and 3pm will have the chance to meet the new-born lambs and other animals who are cared for by students at the College.

Derby College's pre-school nursery based at the Broomfield Hall campus in Morley has been rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted inspectors in all areas of its work.


The inspection, which took place in November, looked at four key areas – effectiveness of leadership and management; quality of teaching learning and assessment; personal development, behaviour and welfare and outcomes for children – all of which were judged as 'Outstanding'.

A wide range of large and small animals who are cared for by students at Derby College's Broomfield Hall will take centre stage in a live nativity performance on Sunday December 11.

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