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Derby College

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About Derby College

The Derby College Group is accountable for meeting the needs of its community, both business and civic. What follows is a brief overview of the Group, our vision for the future and our strategic ambitions.

The Group provides an excellent learning experience to all its learners, enabling them to progress successfully to the next stage of their lives, be that further or higher education, the world of work, career progression or establishing a business start-up.

Responsible for generating the future talent required by businesses, we ensure that the local workforce is equipped with the skills, education, attitudes and behaviours that employers require to compete in this challenging economic environment.

Our offer is driven by market intelligence, local priorities, economic requirements and through strategic discussions with key employers and stakeholders, including our Local Enterprise Partnership.

Every year we welcome thousands of learners on study programmes at all levels, from pre-16 provision for school learners to higher education courses, apprenticeships and work-place learning.

We have a positive impact on social justice, raising aspirations and playing a pivotal role of the life of our city, county and region.

Campus information

Derby College has a several campuses within Derbyshire:

The Joseph Wright Centre

Houses A-level
Features art and design studios, IT suites, modern science laboratories, central atrium.

The Roundhouse

Houses art and design, hair and beauty, business, care, catering and hospitality, engineering, ICT, travel and tourism courses.
The Johnson Building in the campus is the home to sports and motor vehicle departments.

Broomfield Hall

Houses land-based courses in agriculture, animal care, floristry, horticulture, and conservation.
Features library, IT facilities, dining room, residence halls, and a student services building.

Field Road

Houses Hair & Beauty, Construction, Plastering, Wood, Trowel Occupations, Brickwork courses.
Features a specialist construction classrooms, hair and beauty salon, technology centre.

The campuses are all easily accessible from most local areas by public transport. The Roundhouse is just a ten-minute walk from the new Derby bus station and it is right next to the train station. East Midlands Airport is only 15 minutes away.


Support is available to help you find accommodation before you arrive in Derby.

Derby has a large student rental market. Several options are available for international students, including renting a room in a shared house or flat, university accommodation or renting a property of your own.

Some popular accommodation options are explained in more detail below. Accommodation costs are given as an indication only.

Private Rentals

You can arrange accommodation through a private landlord. The College can provide you with the details of letting agents offering private rentals.

Private rental prices do not always include utility bills, and some are unfurnished. The majority of private rental properties require a month's rent in advance as a deposit.

Cost: Approximately £450 plus a month for the accommodation only. Food, utility bills and all household expenses are extra.

Hostels and Hotels

This type of accommodation is suitable for those who wish to stay for a shorter period of time, as it is the most expensive option.

If you wish to choose your own accommodation after your arrival in Derby, you might like to stay at a hotel as a temporary measure until you find permanent accommodation. The College can provide details of local hotels and hostels can upon request.

Cost: Approximately £65 plus on a bed and breakfast basis only. Additional costs to consider are lunch, evening meals and laundry.


Courses available 10

Agriculture Studies 1 Architecture, Building 1 Business, Management 1 Creative Arts & Design 3 Engineering 1 Health and Medicine 1 Hotel Management & Hospitality 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 1 Mass Communication & Media 1


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