About Key College

Unlocking the door to your future.

Enrolled Learners
Teaching staff
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“Staff provide a caring and supportive environment for learners, enabling them to overcome barriers to learning, raising their aspirations and life chances”

Ofsted, 2017

Who We Are

At campuses in Derby, Ilkeston and Chesterfield we provide a range of accredited training courses for young people aged 16-19 and aged 14 to 24 in some instances.

We simply provide suitable learning courses, the right environment and highly qualified and dedicated tutors.

We are proud of our links with many local businesses, enabling us to offer our learners relevant practical work experience and volunteer opportunities. Our Project Alfie programme (ymcaderbyshire.org.uk/project-alfie-seeks-local-employers) sees us working with employers across the county to help create opportunities for our young people to experience the world of work.

Our Team

Our highly qualified and experienced team have been delivering a quality training provision across Derby and Derbyshire for over 10 years.


Julia Hodder

Head of Training and Education

Shani Campbell

Training and Education Manager for Osmaston Rd

Gary Lambert

Training and Education Manager for Marble Hall and Campus Hospitality

Jenny Hodgson

Training and Education Manager for Ilkeston and Chesterfield