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Top marks for college’s careers advice

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Derby College Group has once again been awarded a top accreditation for the careers, employability and enterprise advice it gives to students.

It was assessed by Career Mark, the licensed awarding body, who considered how students were supported with planning the next stage of their lives – whether that be higher education, apprenticeships, employment or starting their own businesses.

Assessors looked at the careers advice and guidance available to young people and adults before they enrolled at the college, throughout their student journey and once they had moved on through the alumni network.

The report commended college’s work to support nearly 16,000 full and part time further and higher education students, saying it had fully met the Quality in Careers Standard national criteria.

It is the fifth time that the college has been awarded the accreditation by Career Mark.

Helen Jefferson, the college’s director of services for students, said: “Derby College aims to do everything it can to help students realise their full potential, providing them with essential skills for adult and working life, alongside a technical or academic qualification to enable them to move into a positive destination.

“Effective careers guidance is a key motivator in raising student aspirations, widening participation in higher level study and enabling social mobility.

“We are, therefore, delighted to have gained this top accreditation for our careers advice and guidance.

“One of the biggest influencers on the assessors was the feedback from students who fed back that they were very impressed and grateful for the support that they have received at college.”

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