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Trading names:
Derby College Group

About this provider

Derby College's latest Ofsted inspection was judged to be 'good' with outstanding features. The outstanding features included the way we work with employers in designing and delivering the curriculum and the impact of our groundbreaking Employer Academy programme.

Derby College has a wide range of apprenticeship programmes across varied occupational areas, the largest of which are construction and engineering, retail, health and social care and business administration.

The involvement of employers in designing and developing the curriculum is a key driver in obtaining high quality learning, employability and skills

The College offers bespoke packages to support and drive your business need from initial recruitment to flexible delivery methods that meet individual requirements as well as large and small training groups.

What employers are saying

Based on 138 reviews from employers that work with this training provider.

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Overall rating from October 2018 to now

  • Excellent 42 out of 138 reviews
  • Good 80 out of 138 reviews
  • Poor 14 out of 138 reviews
  • Very poor 2 out of 138 reviews


  • Communication with employers (56)
  • Getting new apprentices started (50)
  • Providing the right training at the right time (35)
  • Improving apprentice skills (31)
  • Initial assessment of apprentices (28)
  • Working with small numbers of apprentices (25)
  • Adapting to my needs (22)
  • Training facilities (22)
  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (18)

Things to improve

  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (48)
  • Communication with employers (44)
  • Adapting to my needs (9)
  • Getting new apprentices started (9)
  • Initial assessment of apprentices (8)
  • Improving apprentice skills (7)
  • Providing the right training at the right time (7)
  • Working with small numbers of apprentices (2)

45 Apprenticeships offered

Apprenticeship Type Level View details
Food and drink process operator Standard 2 Details
Gas engineering Standard 3 Details
Groundworker Standard 2 Details
Hair Professional Standard 2 Details
Hospitality supervisor Standard 3 Details
Hospitality team member Standard 2 Details
Improvement Specialist Standard 5 Details
Installation electrician / maintenance electrician Standard 3 Details
Lead adult care worker Standard 3 Details
Learning and Skills Teacher Standard 5 Details
Learning Mentor Standard 3 Details
Leisure Duty Manager Standard 3 Details
Leisure Team Member Standard 2 Details
Maintenance and operations engineering technician Standard 3 Details
Operations / departmental manager Standard 5 Details
Painter and Decorator Standard 2 Details
Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician Standard 3 Details
Retail manager Standard 4 Details
Retail team leader Standard 3 Details
Retailer Standard 2 Details

Contact details

DCG website
Phone number:
0300 123 7890

Annual survey results

Employer satisfaction:
Learner satisfaction:
Source: FE Choices

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Explain levels

Apprenticeships are set at different levels of difficulty from the equivalent of GCSE (level 2) up to postgraduate (level 7)

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