Welcome to Derwen College’s Marketplace.
What is Derwen Marketplace?
Derwen Marketplace is an unique setting where Derwen College students undertake work placements in a range of customer facing outlets to gain vocational work skills.
You can directly support our students’ learning by visiting Derwen’s Marketplace in Gobowen.
By undertaking work placements at Derwen’s Marketplace (in our restaurant, cafes, charity shop, hotel and garden centre), students learn key skills through real-life experience.
In our latest inspection report, Ofsted said:
Leaders prepare realistic work placements for learners within the college campuses. For example, learners will work in the Garden Café, The Vintage Advantage charity shop, Hotel 751 and the extensive gardens. Learners develop industry-standard skills, which help them to find employment on leaving the college.
This is only possible through your support of Derwen Marketplace.
Christmas at Derwen.
Visit Derwen Marketplace over the Christmas period.
Our Garden Centre & Gift Shop sells a wonderful array of bespoke and locally produced gift items, including our Derwen College-made jams and chutneys. We also produce our own Christmas cakes and hampers. Support Derwen Charity with our in-house designed Christmas cards, only £6 for a pack of 12.
Our Christmas trees come with free delivery if you live within a 5 mile radius. Choose between a potted or cut fresh British-grown tree. Prices start at £27.
And don’t forget to stop by our award-winning charity shop – The Vintage Advantage – for a selection of high quality clothing and more at a fraction of high street prices.
Information and opening times.
For further information and opening times please see the relevant links on the left hand menu, or below.