Derby College @ Ilkeston - Field Road Campus

Part of Derby College.

Last updated: 18/09/2012

Contact details


Field Road

Telephone: 0800 028 0289
Fax: 0115 849 2121
Type of learning provider Further Education
Specialism Access; Apprenticeships; Brickwork; Business; Care and Early Years; Hairdressing; Holistic and Beauty Therapy; Learners with Learning Difficulties and/or Disabilities; Painting and Decorating; Plaster
Provider details...


Derby College is one of the largest, most successful andmost forward-thinking further education colleges in the UK. We will prepare you for the next stage in your life - whether you want to pursue that dream career, to head to university or to improve your prospects in the jobs market. Whatever your goals andaspirations, we can help you achieve them.

Within easy walking distance of Ilkeston town centre, our Field Road campus specialises in vocational subjects including hair and beauty;care and early years; construction; health and social care; and sport.    

Notable features include an industry-standard hair and beauty salon open to the public, apurpose-built technology centre which offers inspiring opportunities forhands-on learning, a well-equipped learning resources centre, a gym and a sportshall.

The campus was opened as aresult of the 2010 merger between Derby College and South East Derbyshire College, which heralded a whole new era for vocational training in Ilkeston.  Plans for a new campus to cater for 1,000students and staff in the heart of the town are now in development.  

Head teacher, Principal, Director or Chief Executive

Mandie Stravino

Chair of Governors

Janet Morgan

What are our aims?

Our mission: To release potential and achieve outstanding success

Our values:

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

How to apply...

How to apply for post-16 courses

1. If you are not sure which area you would like tostudy, please visit one of our information evenings and have a chat with our enthusiastic and friendly staff. You may also like to talk over your choices with your Connexions Advisor. You can also check out our online Course Searchand Subject Area pages to find out more about our various courses.

2. When you have made your decision, you simply need to submit an online application. You’ll find an application form on all course detail pages of our website. You can apply for a course directly from any course page. If you have problems submitting your application electronically, please contact us immediately.

If you are not quite sure which course would suit you best, but would still like to apply to the College, you can request advice and guidance when making your application. 

3. You will then be invited for an interview with amember of staff from the subject area in which you are interested.  In most cases, you will also undertake anonline assessment of your Maths and English which will enable us to ensure you are on the right level of course.  The whole interview and assessment process will take around two hours.  After your interview, you will be contacted by the College informing you of the outcome and the next steps.  

4. During August you will be sent a pack through the post with dates and times for your Welcome Day and enrolment.

5. The Welcome Day takes place in August/September,when there will be further opportunities for you to meet with staff to discuss your programme of study.

If you are unable to apply online, come along to our Learner Services offices at any of our campuses and a member of the team will help you to complete your application form.  We also have an Additional Support Team who can support you with any additional needs you mayhave when completing your application.

There is no deadline for applications but the sooner you apply online, the sooner we can secure your place. Just visit to take that first step towards an exciting future.  

Closing date(s) for post-16 courses

More info...

Other local information

What facilities do we have?

We offer state-of-the-art facilities, thanks to our award-winning campus regeneration.  And we continue to invest in first rate industry-standard equipment and resources to bring your learning to life.

Plans for a new state-of-the-art Derby College campus in the centre of Ilkeston are currently in development. The College hopes to build a new site to cater for 1,000 students and staff in the heart of Ilkeston town centre at the former magistrates court in New Lawn Road.

It is expected that, if the plans are approved, the new premises will open by September 2013.

What childcare facilities and support do we have for our students who have children?

If you are a parent, you will want to feel reassured that your children are well cared for while you are studying.  We can help you find convenient and reliable childcare of a high standard.

We are pleased to offer childcare through our own Little Explorers nursery at Broomfield Hall campus. The unique 54-place nursery, set in the picturesque grounds of the historic hall,provides high quality care for children aged from three months to five years.Clubs for older children also run during the school holidays.

All Little Explorers have access to the Broomfield Hall farm and extensive estate.  The curriculum involves activities such as sessions in the woodlands, gardens and the Food Hub on campus.

What kind of personal support is available?

We offer awide range of facilities and support to make your student life a happy andenjoyable experience.  Our LearnerServices team provides day time guidance and support Monday to Friday throughoutthe year.  You can make an appointment orsimply call in to meet a member of the team - Learner Services has a base ateach of our main campuses.

The LearnerServices team can:

* provideinformation and guidance to help you choose from a variety of study andtraining programmes, at Derby College and elsewhere

* advise onentry to higher education and employment

* offerinformation on grants, sources of finance and other money matters, includinghow to apply to the College for financial support 

* provideadvice and support on personal matters - and refer you to other forms of helpas appropriate.

Your wellbeing is our top priority while you’re at College. Weaim to ensure all our learners are confident, healthy, safe, emotionallyresilient and personally fulfilled. Our Healthy FE programme covers manyaspects of College life, including healthy eating, physical activity, controlson smoking, active citizenship and clean environments.  

TheCollege’s Student Counselling Service is open to all students - full andpart-time - at all sites and outreach centres. It provides you with the opportunity to meet a counsellor on aone-to-one basis in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental setting to discussany difficulties you might be having. 

The Derby CollegeStudents’ Union, meanwhile, is committed to representing students and providingthem with an excellent array of services. Its main role is to promote the diverse interests and needs of students. 

What enrichment activities do we offer?

We add value to all our courses with elements of enterprise, employability and enrichment. When you leave us, you’ll be a well-rounded and confident individual well equipped to succeed in the next stage of your life.

As part of your course, many of you will have the opportunity to undertake work experienceand work placements, to go on industrial visits or to hear from inspirational guest speakers.   You may also have the chance to take additional qualifications that will help you into employment.

We’ll enrich your studies with new experiences too, such as national competitions,community projects and international collaborations. 

Sports,exercise and recreation activities are organised throughout the week and the Students’ Union, based on site, runs social events and activities which will broaden your horizons further still.

What extended school services do we offer?

What transport is there to get here?

DerbyCollege is closer than you think.  Weare easy to reach, with central campuses in Derby and Derbyshire all served bygood public transport links.

We want everyone to get to College as easily, convenientlyand cheaply as possible. We’re working hard to make your journey easier –providing everything from shuttle buses to secure cycle parking, from lockersfor motorcycle helmets to easy-to-follow maps.

To improve access to Broomfield Hall and Ilkeston, wehave a number of free shuttle buses running to and from these campuses throughoutthe day.


To make your journey more cost-effective, you can alsotake advantage of discount options such as the b_line card.

And, of course, if you choose to walk, cycle or take publictransport to College, you’re doing your bit for the environment too.


Bus route close by


Wheelchair friendly route from the bus stop to our reception


Access / parking for cars / taxi near to our building


Premises wheelchair friendly


Wheelchair accessible toilet


Premises equipped to help people with a hearing impairment



Premises accessible to people with a visual impairment


Are there facilities and support for people with learning difficulties



Every learner has different needs.  Derby College will support you all the way toensure your studies are enjoyable, that you realise your potential and that youattain your goals.

Our student-centred Learning Support Service is here to helpif you have any kind of learning difficulty or disability.  We can offer tailored services to meet yourindividual circumstances and help you to study well, all within an inclusiveCollege community.

We provide outstanding support including:

·       Individualtutorials

·       Mobilitysupport

·       Dedicatedteaching areas on all campuses

·       In-classsupport

·       Notetakers

·       CommunicationSupport Workers

·       Specialistresources and equipment

·       Counselling

·       Adaptationof learning materials

·       Personalcare

·       Examsupport

You can talk to us about your needs at any time during yourcourse – and even when you are first considering coming to Derby College.  

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Last updated: 18/09/2012

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