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National Recognition For DCG’s Student Support

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Derby College Group (DCG) has been officially recognised by a national charity for its commitment to support the personal development of its students.

DCG has gained ‘Innovator’ status with UK Youth as part of the charity’s overall aim to ensure all young people are empowered to build bright futures – regardless of their background or circumstances – with high quality support and services.

The College’s Behaviour for Learning team has been running the charity’s Future Proof programme to upskill staff and help students develop their critical thinking skills to stay safe, cope with uncertainty and build vital life skills.

DCG Head of Behaviour for Learning Aaron Denton explained: “Developing students’ positive attitudes and behaviours during their time at College is a key element in our mission to prepare them for the next stages of their lives.

“All the key aspects of the Future Proof programme are vital for the young people’s well-being, confidence and ability to cope with life’s challenges both at study, work and home and the feedback from students has been extremely positive.

“More than 200 students have benefited from the programme so far and this will be further developed throughout the year.”

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