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Learners on the Hodgkinson Brickwork Academy at Derby College's Ilkeston campus have come to the aid of a local scout group after their front wall was knocked down.

 

Community Project Appeal

Derby College is looking for community-based projects to involve young people on the Prince's Trust programme, which is celebrating its 40th year of supporting young people back into education and work.

Joseph Wright Centre Celebrates Achievements

The achievements of students at the Joseph Wright Campus at Derby College have been officially recognised with a celebration evening attended by more than 100 people.

Derby College is offering the chance for people to embrace their love of animals and re-train to work in pet grooming.

The 18-week International Professional Groomers Course will be held one day a week at the Dog Grooming salon at the College's Broomfield Hall site in Morley starting next month (February).

Maddie Kirkman is doing on-the-job training at GF Tomlinson of Little Eaton, as well as completing a two-year Level 3 Advanced BTEC Diploma in Professional Construction at Derby College. Maddie is helping to fly the flag for women in the construction industry.

Hair learners at Derby College's Ilkeston campus have completed an innovative project to celebrate the town's past, present and future. 

Derby College has worked with Direct Help & Advice (DHA) Training and Advice Centre on Bath Street to run an educational prevention enrichment project for learners which is funded by Derbyshire Commissioners Crime Prevention Grant.

Fujitsu and Intel have launched a new Innovation Hub at Derby College, which is set to put technology at the heart of learning for the College and its students.

As part of the businesses' commitment to developing IT skills in the UK, the new Innovation Hub, which is the ninth of its kind in the UK, will transform the learning experience for more than 400 students on degree programmes at the College, support teacher development CPD, as well as providing a resource for the wider community.

Fencing Champion Gears Up for International Competition

 

A Derby College student will represent Great Britain in an international fencing competition in Switzerland in January 2016.

Owen Jordan lives in Watnall near Kimberley and is studying to be a personal trainer at Derby College’s Johnson Building campus in Pride Park.

Teacher Training Programme Wins Ofsted Praise

Derby College’s involvement in the University of Derby Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes has been awarded the highest accolade from Ofsted.

Ofsted ranked the FE and skills provision as ‘outstanding’ following an inspection in September. The inspection has also ranked the overall effectiveness of the ITE partnership as ‘good’ in Early Years; ‘outstanding’ in Primary and ‘good’ in Secondary.

New Prospectus Focuses on Career Aspirations

Derby College has launched a new website to coincide with the launch of its 2016 full- time courses prospectus to help young people focus on their career aspirations.

 

International cricketer Niall O'Brien has visited Derby College’s Broomfield Hall Campus to run a special coaching session for members of the Andrew Flintoff Cricket Academy at the College

Niall plays for Ireland and Leicestershire and recently returned from playing in cricket’s Inter Continental Cup in Zimbabwe.

 

A leading motor finance company has teamed up with Derby College to launch an Employer Academy that will support its expansion plans.

First Response Finance, based in Chilwell, Nottingham, is currently recruiting up to 15 A level and Business Studies students from Derby College onto the programme with a view to recruiting some of them onto Degree Apprenticeships after they have finished their course.

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