Frequently Asked Questions
Childcare, Construction, First Steps to Work, Health & Social Care, Hospitality & Catering, Painting & Decorating, Retail & Customer Service, Travel & Tourism, Uniformed Services, and a range of Adult Education courses (contact 01332 579573 about Adult Education).
Our accredited vocational qualifications provide individuals with an edge in today’s competitive job market and an ideal platform for further education or training.
Key College covers bus fares for students to get to and from their Campus.
No, all of our courses are ‘roll-on, roll-off’, which means that learners can start at any point during the year.
Yes, we are proud to be an Ofsted “GOOD” rated training provider. In our latest report (January 2017) attention was drawn to; “Good-quality teaching, learning and assessment supports learners’ progress well”.
During all Key College courses, students will also cover English and maths skills. Employers and universities value skills in English and maths, so building on existing knowledge of these subjects will help students prepare for future careers or further study. If you are aged 16-19, and up to 24 in some instances, and have not yet achieved GCSE English Language and maths at grade C/grade 4 or above don’t worry - we’ll support you with the right lessons to increase your confidence in these essential employability skills.
We have five Campuses; Ilkeston town centre, Osmaston Road and London Road in Derby, Marble Hall in Osmaston, and Chesterfield town centre. It is course-dependant as to where you will be based, and is indicated through our prospectus and the application process.
We accept learners up to the age of 24, with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
Most courses are three days a week, and the hours are usually 9am-4pm.
We have bilingual tutors to help with language barriers and support tutors to work with individuals or small groups who require/may benefit from extra support. We provide tailored support through individual learning plans to meet the specific needs of each learner.
All qualifications offered through YMCA Key College are nationally recognised through City and Guilds or NCFE.