DCG (Derby College Group) is one of England’s largest colleges with more than 20,000 learners, £48 million turnover and 1,300 employees.
The Group consists of The Joseph Wright post-16 Academic and Arts college; the Roundhouse Technical and Professional Skills college; Broomfield Hall Land-based and Leisure college; Ilkeston Technical Skills college and the St James Centre community college.
DCG was graded 'Good' with 'Outstanding' features for its work with employers and learners with high needs at its latest Ofsted inspection.
DCG offers a broad-based 16-19 academic and vocational curriculum; 14-16 schools programme; adult and community offer and the expanding HE offer. It is also one of the first providers to be part of the first-tier launch of the new T-levels in Construction, Digital and Education & Childcare.
DCG works in partnership with more than 3,000 employers in a number of ways from co-designing and co-delivering the curriculum to delivering a wide range of apprenticeships. The division also hires facilities for conferences and events – including the iconic Roundhouse which is the world’s oldest surviving roundhouse.
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In-house maintenance supplier Metworks says it has on its books “a bit of a trailblazer” in Derby College apprentice plumber Emily Parnill.
The city-based operation is responsible for responsive repairs and planned works such as electrical testing for Metropolitan, one of the UK’s leading providers of affordable housing and care and support services.