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Training & Education

YMCA Derbyshire training courses provide a safe and secure environment for participants to develop personal and work related skills for employment. Our extensive range of courses give our learners a flexible and supportive way to acquire new skills and make a real difference to their lives.

We aim to enable learners to achieve their potential in life and play a full part in society, regardless of their past experiences or present circumstances. Operating from The Campus as well as our centres in Chesterfield and Ilkeston, we deliver effective training programmes and work-based learning opportunities to people of all abilities, ages and backgrounds.

We pride ourselves on our personal approach, assessing each individual and tailoring the programmes to suit their specific needs: that is appreciated by learners and recognised by employers. Our staff are dedicated to providing high levels of support, guidance and commitment to those enrolled on our programmes, to ensure that each and every participant achieves their full potential.

Our last Ofsted report draws attention to our “supporting, approachable and caring staff” and also to our “well motivated” learners who “apply themselves enthusiastically to their learning”.

The report describes the support we give to learners as “excellent” and refers to our “excellent partnerships with a wide range of education and training providers, employers, local organisations and other charities that benefit learners”. The report also cites our “very strong ethos of trust in the ability of young people“.

Click on any of the programme titles for more information and to apply.

We are a member of the Derbyshire Network. Click on the logo for more information.

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