High Demand for HE

Demand for high level skills is particularly high in the city and surrounding areas with manufacturing, aerospace, health care and educational professions requiring highly educated and skilled individuals. To respond to this demand we have developed locally available opportunities for progression into Higher Education for employees seeking career advancement or as part of a company's long term workforce development plan. New Foundation Degrees have been developed in direct response to key employers demands and mainly for part-time modes of attendance, while the development of our existing Higher National provision will continue to respond to employers needs.

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Foundation Degree in Integrated Engineering

This course will provide resources and information to students on the Foundation Degree in Integrated Engineering at Derby College. 

HND Business (2020-22)

Two-year part time
business top up programme


Foundation Degree in Children and Young Peoples

FdSc & BSc Equine Science, Management & Training

Introduction to HE Equine, lecturers teaching on program contact details * Link to HE Moodle Page/Learning Resource Centre * Link to University of Derby VLE platform FDSC EQUINE SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT & TRAINING YEAR 1 * Assessment Grid * Timetable * Programme Handbook (pdf)   FDSC EQUINE SCI…

HNC Business 2018-2020 (part-time)

HNC Business (part-time) - September 2018 to July 2020

DANCOP at Derby College

Welcome to the Derby College DANCOP team Moodle page. We're here to help with any questions you have about your progression after Derby College. We provide impartial Information, Advice and Guidance about your Higher Education options after college, whether that's traditional university, a high…

Advanced Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

This is for all Teaching Assistants completing their apprenticeship here at Derby College.

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning 2018

This Teaching Assistant Level 2 course is set to the new standards 2018

HNC Business

HNC Business (part-time) 2017-19

HND Business

HND top up from HNC (2017/18) 

HNC BTEC in Fashion and Textiles (Retail Focus)

This course is design to develop Learners skills and knowledge needed for a fast paced and ever changing career within the Fashion industry. Learners will develop a range of skills,knowledge and experiences that will support their progression into a wide range of career opportunities or onto the Fa…

Foundation Degree in International Hospitality

The hospitality industry is probably the world’s fastest-growing, job-creating profession and employs one in ten people world-wide. In the UK alone, the industry employs over 1.8 million people, about 6% of total working population. It is estimated that the industry will require 30,000-35,000 tra…

Higher Education Central

Welcome to Higher Education at Derby College. This page is the central information and navigation page for all HE courses at Derby College.