Derby College Alumni Search

Derby College is keen to hear from former students to further build its Alumni and highlight their career successes to inspire current and future students.

Derby College was formed in January 2002 as a result of a three-way merger – bringing together two former tertiary colleges, Mackworth and Wilmorton and a land-based College, Broomfield Hall.

The College further expanded in February 2002 with a merger with South East Derbyshire College in Ilkeston and Heanor.

If you were a former student at any of these organisations and would like to update Derby College with your career progression, please contact

Derby College is one of England’s largest colleges with more than 25,000 learners.  These include 14 to 16-year-old learners who attend vocational courses as part of their GCSE study programmes, full time learners aged 16 to 19 on a wide range of A level and vocational programmes, higher education learners, mature and part time learners, apprentices and work-based learners.

It has four main campuses - Joseph Wright sixth form centre, the Roundhouse which is the flagship technical campus, Broomfield Hall land based campus and the Ilkeston campus with study programmes specifically focused on the skills required by local employers.

Derby College was graded 'Good' with 'Outstanding' features for its work with employers and learners with high needs at its latest Ofsted inspection. 

Ofsted stated that the Group is ‘a valued resource for the City of Derby and County of Derbyshire, providing an inclusive and welcoming environment and high quality facilities for teaching and learning’.

Study programmes for young people have a strong emphasis on work experience – both with local employers and at the College’s own commercial operations from a garage to a restaurant.

The College works in partnership with around 3,000 employers.  This work includes programmes to bridge the gap between education and the workplace and manage all students onto positive destinations.

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