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We are Derwen!

We are dedicated, diverse and dynamic!

And we look forward to showing you what student life with us is all about.

Our students regularly exceed what they and others thought possible.

Your college programme can open up a world of exciting opportunities. Come and have a look!


We are here for you

We have an amazing team here at Derwen College, and they’re all waiting to support you through this next stage of your education.

Just as you need to get to know us, we also take time to get to know you so we can give you the best opportunity and learning experience possible.

Pathways and Programmes

We are definitely not a one-size-fits-all! At Derwen College, we are flexible and adaptive and tailor our Learning Programmes to fit individual student needs.

Our pathways are tailored to suit you, whether you are looking for a full-time vocational route, or are not quite ready for a customer-facing programme.

Derwen Marketplace provides some outstanding on-site facilities for you to complete your training in and gain valuable work skills and experience.

As well as training in our high-quality, on-site, outlets we have a fantastic network of external work experience opportunities. These ensure you are well-prepared for the workplace when you leave college.

What else will your programme include?

As part of your wraparound independence programme, you will learn about budgeting for meals, go shopping for your food and have the opportunity to cook and learn about healthy choices.

You will be supported while you explore the local and wider community, develop road safety and travel skills and explore aspects of personal and social development and citizenship.

Your timetable will include opportunities to join in with sports and/or leisure activities depending on what you like to do. Many students discover new interests at college – we have lots of options for you to explore.

Carry on exploring this area of the website and learn more about what life as a student at Derwen College has to offer.

A place of possibility