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Derby College Student Supported By the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust

A Derby College Music Technology student is due to feature on a BBC Lifeline television programme next week (Sunday November 8) – highlighting the support he has gained from the charity, the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust.

Curtis May (18) from Swadlincote joined the Trust’s Get on Track programme two years ago to help him overcome the challenges that he faced at school and home.

Employer Academies Launched To Address Skills Shortages

Ten academies aimed at producing work-ready youngsters and addressing skills shortages in key industries in Derby have been launched.

The Employer Academies have been set up by Derby College in partnership with several employers.

risual Microsoft Academy to launch at Derby College

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 Derby College has teamed up with Microsoft’s UK Country Partner of The Year 2015, risual Limited, to open a new Academy for ICT learners in order to address a growing shortage of digital skills and bridge the gap between industry and education.

The new academy is set to open at the College's Joseph Wright Campus in Derby city centre on Tuesday November 3.

Derby College has expanded its Employer Academy programme by teaming up with a Derby web and software development company to boost IT students' skills.

iBox Security in Derby's Cathedral Quarter specialises in website and software development for a wide range of industry sectors and currently employs 11 people.

A counter terrorism video, produced by police and students at Derby College which highlights the dangers of young people of becoming radicalised, has been given Home Office approval to be made available to schools throughout the UK.

Derby College’s work to improve the employability of local people through its extensive range of Higher Education programmes has been praised by inspectors from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) whose report was published on Wednesday August 12.

Derby College Celebrate Five Year High in A level Results

Derby College is celebrating its highest grade percentage in five years with a 98% pass rate overall and the majority of A2 subjects recording a 100% pass rate including Humanities and Modern Foreign Language subjects.

Students Experience Prison Life on Public Service Course

Uniformed Public Services students experienced life behind bars during an industry visit to Whatton Prison in Nottinghamshire.

Derby College Students Support Ramathon Plans

Uniformed Public Services students at Derby College will be taking a lead role in the planning of next year’s Derby Ramathon as the official volunteer partner.

Derby College Students Re-open Broomfield Plant Centre

Derby College has re-opened its plant centre at the Broomfield Hall campus in Morley to give Horticulture students vital work experience and boost their future job prospects.

DERBY STUDENTS WIN GOLFING GOLD

Derby College students, Will Painter (Kedleston Park GC), Will Davidson (Breadsall Priory GC) and James Walwyn (Wychwood Park) won the gold medal the Association of Colleges National Finals recently played at Bath Golf Club.

Derby Student Kelly Wins National Golf Title

Derby College student, Olivia Kelly (Erewash Valley Golf Club) added the 2015 Inter Collegiate Tour (ICT) Players Championship title to her growing list of victories.

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