Derby College is one of the largest and most successful Further Education Colleges in the UK.

About Us

Derby College is one of the largest and most successful Further Education Colleges in the UK. The College was formed in March 2002 following the three-way merger of Derby Tertiary College Wilmorton, Broomfield College and Mackworth College Derby. February 2010 saw a further merger between Derby College and South East Derbyshire College. One of the College's key strengths is its extensive choice of subjects and qualifications which makes for a buzzing campus atmosphere across our four sites. Every year we welcome over 30,000 learners on courses of all levels, from pre-16 provision for school learners to higher education courses and work-based qualifications. Our portfolio covers everything from GCSEs to degrees, vocational courses to adult education and apprenticeships to bespoke solutions for business. Flexible study options mean that learners can study at a pace that suits their lifestyle and commitments. Clear progression routes ensure all our students gain a real sense of purpose and direction as they work towards their goals.

Join Us


  • Job Title

    Teacher of Criminology

  • Location


  • Posted

    16th June 2021

  • Salary

    £18,913 - £36,001 per annum, pro rata

  • Hours

    Part Time

  • Description

    [Part-Time – 0.5 Contract/18.5 hpw] Derby College Group is looking to recruit a highly skilled individual to deliver on our Applied Criminology course at our Joseph Wright Centre. ...

  • Job Title

    Engineering Higher Level Apprenticeship Framework Facilitator (Level 6)

  • Location


  • Posted

    14th June 2021

  • Salary

    £28,305 - £35,267 per annum

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    Engineering Higher Level Apprenticeship Framework Facilitator (Level 6) Engineering at Derby College is going places! Derby’s engineering industries are nationally significant and ...

  • Job Title

    Communication Support Worker

  • Location


  • Posted

    11th June 2021

  • Salary

    £20,580 per annum, pro rata

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    Derby College is recruiting to its expanding "OFSTED Outstanding" Inclusion and Support Team, offering a wide range of support to students across all College sites and is seeking ...

Working for Us

Derby College has around 1,400 staff working in a wide range of roles - and every single one of them contributes to our success as a leader in education and training.

The career opportunities available are diverse. With hundreds of courses in academic and vocational areas covering many different sectors, we need to recruit staff from a variety of specialist and technical backgrounds.

However, running a College is not just about teaching. Ours is a dynamic organisation where you will find opportunities to advance your career in professions ranging from finance to administration, marketing to IT, HR to business development, librarianship to management.

We have around 26,000 learners and we are investing heavily in transforming the College estate. We therefore also need talented staff for roles dedicated to supporting students and ensuring they enjoy high-quality learning facilities.

We are keen to recruit and retain talented people who can play a key role in realising the College's mission. We will value your ideas, develop your skills, treat you with respect and recognise your endeavours

Due to the sheer scope of the College's services, you could find yourself working on campus or in a variety of settings in the wider community and business world. Wherever you are based, you'll be able to tap into a range of benefits and numerous opportunities to develop personally and professionally.

Whatever job opportunity sparks your interest, you'll find Derby College to be an efficient, caring and rewarding place to pursue your career.

Staff Benefits

At Derby College we offer a range of benefits and facilities for staff – from a full programme of staff fitness sessions to discounted childcare and opportunities to gain additional qualifications.

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Mission Statement

Derby College is committed to your learning, with a diverse range of courses to inspire and fulfil your ambition; we want all our learners to achieve their full potential during their valuable time with us. Your success is central to everything we do at Derby College.


“To be the catalyst of wealth creation, empowering individuals, the economy and the community to realise their own economic and social success”


“To release potential and achieve outstanding success”


Inspiring Individuals

To inspire individuals to exploit the knowledge, skills and attitudes, acquired during their learning journey, to make life changing differences to their personal success and social mobility.

“Prosperity for all”

Supporting economic development

To support economic development, providing the skills and attitudes required by business

to compete in future domestic and global markets.

“Skills today for tomorrow”

Contributing to community cohesion and social action

To contribute to community cohesion and positive social action, targeting behavioural, cultural and aspirational challenges.

“Eradicating Ignorance”


Respect and value each other

Encourage and applaud entrepreneurship, imagination and originality

Support success, excellence and to realise potential

Passion for learning

Ethos of challenge, support and empowerment

Celebrate diversity and recognise commonality

Together, proud to be part of Derby College

Our Sites

Derby College has several campuses across Derby city centre and South East Derbyshire.

The Roundhouse

The Roundhouse main entrance

Opened in September 2009 following a £48 million regeneration, The Roundhouse is Derby College's flagship campus.

The grade II* listed building site is home to state-of-the-art facilities for vocational courses including: art and design, hair and beauty, catering and hospitality, engineering, business, care, ICT, and travel and tourism.

The modern Johnson Building is part of the The Roundhouse campus and is home to the sports and motor vehicle departments.

The Joseph Wright Centre

Main entrance at The Joseph Wright Centre

Opened in September 2005, The Joseph Wright Centre is located in Derby city centre and provides state of the art facilities for academic studies and Level 3 vocational courses.

The purpose-built site includes IT suites, modern science laboratories, art and design studios – and a stunning central atrium.

Broomfield Hall

Situated four miles north east of Derby overlooking the scenic Derwent Valley, Broomfield Hall offers a range of specialist practical courses in land-based studies covering everything from agriculture, horticulture and floristry to conservation and animal care.

Broomfield's farms and extensive working estate cover almost 450 acres. The campus also features a well-stocked library, IT facilities, halls of residence, dining room and a student services building.

Broomfield Hall main entrance

Built in 1870 and once the home of the Crompton family, the elegant hall boasts original period features and has recently been refurbished in keeping with its historic character.

Derby College - Ilkeston

The merger between Derby College and South East Derbyshire College in February 2010 has secured an exciting future for further education in the region.

Field Road campus facilities include an industry-standard hair and beauty salon, a purpose-built technology centre and specialist construction classrooms.

No 2 Roundhouse Road

Situated next to The Roundhouse, No 2 Roundhouse Road houses the College's Central Administration team, including Human Resources, Finance and the Senior Management Team.

IT Learning Centres

Are you an absolute beginner when it comes to IT? Or are you confident with advanced computing? Either way, you'll find that improving your IT skills can set you apart in today's competitive job market.

Computer lesson at the IT Learning Centre

Our two IT Learning Centres are based at the The Spot on Osmaston Road and the Quantum Centre on Victory Road.


New Developments

Derby College is investing in new buildings and facilities across our campuses to provide the best learning environment for our students.

Our previous projects have included the Joseph Wright Centre, The Roundhouse and the Hudson annex.

The following projects are currently taking place:

Broomfield Hall

The lastest phase of ongoing developments at Broomfield Hall include a new reception and support building, and a new sports centre and playing field.

More information on the developments at Broomfield


A new city-centre campus for Ilkeston.

Read more on developments at Ilkeston

Digital Studio College (Heanor)

A town-centre campus for Heanor will specialise on Digital Technologies. The Studio School will cater for 300 students, from the age of 14 years old and upwards, offering a balanced curriculum with clear plans for progression. The CREATE framework is embedded within the project based learning and employers.

Read more on developments at Heanor

Manufacturing University Technical College (UTC)

The UTC is set to open in September 2014. In collaboration with local stakeholders and employers. The partnership includes the University, Derby College, Rolls-Royce, Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd and Derby City Council. It will provide normal curriculum studies alongside engineering and technology for young people aged 14 to 19