Education

Residents can now sign-up to learn something new in the new year with Derbyshire County Council’s adult education service. Courses for the new spring term start in January with a mixture of online, Covid-secure face-to-face and blended (mixture of both) courses. Covid-secure safety measures  will be in place across all the council’s community education centres. A […]

Careers advice and support with finding a new job or training is on offer from Derbyshire County Council. Anyone who is aged over 19, or anyone who is 18 and not working or in education can ask for free advice on: Training courses – including how to get funding. Career planning – including help to […]

Workpays in Chesterfield have a number of free courses available starting soon at their centre in Chesterfield. Find out more information on all the courses by calling 01246 211317 or visitng workpays.co.uk Some of the courses starting soon include: Certificate in Personal and Social Development Level 1 Certificate in Personal and Social Skills Entry 3, […]

Parents of Year Six pupils living in Derbyshire can now apply to Derbyshire County Council for their child’s secondary school place for September 2021. Around 9,000 year six primary school children – who were born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 – have been sent information about the application process. The deadline to […]

Over 50 Derbyshire schools are set to benefits from building improvements thanks to a £1.9 million Derbyshire County Council funding initiative.

Residents can now book on to more free online and remote learning adult education taster courses. Taster courses include: Languages Yoga Floristry Creative writing skills Plus more. Derbyshire County Council Cabinet Member for Children and Young People Councillor Alex Dale said: “We had a fantastic response from residents who signed up to our online summer […]

Thousands of students across the county are preparing to receive their A-level and GCSE results. On Thursday 13 August, students who were due to sit A-levels this summer will receive a calculated grade due to the closure of schools and cancelled exams. Those who were due to sit GCSE exams will receive them a week later […]

Young people who have been in the care of Derbyshire County Council are to be helped with their council tax until they are aged 25, even if they no longer live in the county. The decision was taken at a meeting of the council’s cabinet on Thursday 30 July, and will mean that council tax will […]

Parents are being asked to complete a short survey to let Derbyshire County Council know how they intend their children will make the journey from home to school when the new academic year starts in September. The council organises and pays for home to school transport for 6,500 entitled students. Home to school transport is […]

Inspectors from Ofsted have praised the county council’s adult community education service for supporting some of Derbyshire’s most vulnerable residents to learn. The quality of education delivered to all students is good, with learners valuing the service’s calm, responsive and supportive culture, the inspectors found. They also highlighted many other areas of good work in […]


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