Doncaster College (Great Britain)

Doncaster College is a public sector government funded college and one of the largest providers of further and higher education in South Yorkshire with over 20,000 full time and part time students, studying courses from Foundation level (Entry level 1) to postgraduate degrees ( Level 7.)

The region of Doncaster suffers from high unemployment, above the national average, particularly among young people below 25 years of age, and low population mobility. Therefore the majority of students experience social and economic disadvantage as well as poverty of experience. The college provides a short programme for NEET (Not in Education, Employment of Training) group of students, who suffer from complex social issues which contribute to barriers to learning and employment, to help them re-integrate back into education and training. 

Doncaster College offers a wide range of programmes from level 1 to level 7 on the European Qualification Framework (EQF) including further education vocational programmes in Business, Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy, Hospitality & Catering, Childcare, Health & Social Care, Engineering, Motor vehicle Maintenance, Construction industries, Information Technology, Horticulture, Floristry, Fashion & Design, Media & Graphics as well as higher education degrees awarded by the University of Hull.

In addition a partnership involving the employment service Jobcentre Plus provides re-insertion programmes for long term unemployed people. Projects funded by Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council and ERDF are supporting the development of enterprise skills and the establishment of incubators for local people to start their own businesses. Doncaster College works extensively to enhance curriculum, provide additional learning opportunities and up skill staff through international projects and partnerships and received the 2010 International Business Award from Doncaster Chamber of Commerce in recognition of this work.

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