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Derwen College offers students a variety of experiences and opportunities – but what will your next steps be after college?

As soon as you start Derwen College we help you plan for what you will do when you leave college! Your next steps are important to consider at all stages of your time in college.

Our aim is that while you are at Derwen you learn skills to help you live as independently as possible and that includes planning for your transition to your next destination. You may take inspiration from some case studies of what previous students have done whilst at Derwen.  Other students have this to say:

Next steps: Staff and two students at the DofE awards

“I have continued with my performing arts since leaving Derwen College. I took part in lots of shows at college and this really helped me to gain confidence. Now I go to a community theatre group and we do regular performances. I can’t believe how far I’ve come.”

“I loved my time at Derwen. I keep in touch with my old friends through Facebook and I follow the college on Twitter.  It’s a great way to keep in touch.”

“I got a job at my local supermarket when I left Derwen College.  The work experience I did at college and the CV I put together there really helped me to get the job. The work is quite hard but I love it and it’s fantastic to earn my own money.”

“I am living in a shared house with three friends. I do my own shopping and sometimes we cook together. I make my own pizzas which I learnt to do at college – my house-mates really enjoy them.”

Derwen College Headline Data Table

Destination Data 2018-2019