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Horticulture Students Spread Their Wings In Preparation For Gardeners World Live 2022

Horticulture students at Derby College Group (DCG) are busy putting the finishing touches to their show garden entry for this year’s Gardeners World Live show at the NEC next month (June 16-19).

The mature students are on the Level 3 study programme at Broomfield Hall land-based college in Morley which has been specially devised by Horticulture lecturer Mike Baldwin to bring together skills and knowledge in surveying, design, plantsmanship and construction - ideal for students who want to establish a gardening business.

DCG Chosen For British Cycling Talent Pathway

Derby College Group (DCG) has been chosen as one of just four colleges in the UK to offer a special sports qualification for young athletes who want to combine top level training with qualifications to support their wider career aspirations.

DCG has joined colleges in Manchester, Gloucestershire and St Albans in being accredited by British Cycling to offer the Level three Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE).

Skills Competition Success For DCG Twin Apprentices

Twin brothers George and Jonny McFarlane have scored a first in a national bricklaying competition. The 17-year-old brothers from Denby are both apprentices at KR Brickwork in Belper – attending Derby College Group (DCG) at Ilkeston on day release. College lecturers Clive Smith and Bill Bentley entered the brothers for the annual Guild of Bricklayers competition and the regional finals were

Rare Joseph Wright of Derby painting acquired for the nation

Self-Portrait at the Age of About Forty’, and on the reverse a study for Wright’s famous painting ‘An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump’, unveiled at Derby Museum and Art Gallery

Derby Museum and Art Gallery are delighted to announce it will be the guardian of a major new acquisition for the nation when it unveils Self-Portrait at the Age of About Forty in its Joseph Wright Gallery.

Students’ Sugar Rush Turns A Profit

A group of A Level students at Derby College Group’s Joseph Wright Centre have launched an innovative confectionary business called Sugar Rush as part of the national Young Enterprise company programme. Led by managing director Sam Gridley-Kirk (17), the seven-strong team have sourced some of the USA’s favourite sweets which they have packaged into

Visual Artist Open Call - Beam Uk

We are seeking a visual artist with excellent engagement skills to deliver a series of creative workshops with schools and community groups to produce multiple temporary artworks that will feature at the final celebration event for the Walking Together mining memorial.

2022 marks a significant moment in the Walking Together project, in the 10th year of the project the voluntary Markham Vale Heritage Group, supported by Derbyshire County Council and Beam, will complete the mining memorial.

DCG Apprentice Crowned National Trade Champion ​

An apprentice carpenter and joiner who is studying at Derby College Group (DCG) has clinched the coveted title of Screwfix Trade Apprentice of the Year out of around 2,500 applicants nationwide. Alex Avis (26), who lives in Sandiacre, works for heritage and period property construction specialists Pete Abraham Builders in Nottingham and attends DCG’s Hudson Building once a week to

Festival of Learning nominations are now open!

We are pleased to bring back the Festival of Learning this year!

The Festival of Learning is an opportunity for tutors and learners to recognise and celebrate the contributions that we all make to the learning journey. Our Festival of Learning Awards will be extra special this year as we celebrate in person for the first time in several years.

We want you to nominate and show others what they have done and achieved or helped you achieve!

Learners can nominate fellow learners, tutors, learning support assistants and other staff.


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