1 June 2018

In the past few months, YMCA Derbyshire’s training and education provision, Key College, has continued to grow its core offering, through the addition of several new study programmes. The Key College team are interviewing young people now for immediate starts on all courses.

A fully-funded full-time City & Guilds qualification for young people aged 15-18 and those aged 19-24 with an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP). The course leads to a CSCS green card and Level 1 Award in Health & Safety in a Construction Environment, which has been developed by the CSCS and the Construction Industry Training Board. It also includes employability skills for the construction industry, maths and English.

Food and Beverage Service
This Level 2 programme is designed for those looking to work in the hospitality and catering industry. It will be delivered from our large, state-of-the-art training kitchen at Marble Hall, off Nightingale Road, in Derby, where you will perfect your skills through preparing and serving food in a real working environment.

Travel and Tourism
A full-time programme open to young people aged 16-18 and those aged up to 24 with an EHCP.

With all programmes, there is plenty of opportunities to gain valuable experience by taking part in external events and meeting future employers. The three Key College learners pictured above recently had the opportunity to prepare and deliver catering for the annual YMCA Derbyshire Dinner Dance and Fundraiser in May 2018, where more than 160 guests enjoyed a 3-course meal.

Learn more about what Key College has to offer through the dedicated website www.keycollege.co.uk or by emailing training@ymcaderbyshire.org.uk, calling 01332 579573 or through joining the conversation on Facebook or Twitter.