The Derbyshire Network

Welcome to The Derbyshire Network

The Derbyshire Network is a not-for-profit membership organisation we work with employers, colleges and training providers, across the East Midlands, Sheffield City Region and further afield to share knowledge and expertise to drive up standards of training to the benefit of all.

The Derbyshire Network provides training, CPD and strategic support and works collaboratively with our members and provides training directly and through our sub-contractors.


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As a not-for-profit membership organisation we work with training providers from Derby, Nottingham, Newark, Chesterfield, Leicestershire, Northampton, Mansfield, Sheffield, Cambridge, Sutton Coldfield, Glossop and further afield to share knowledge and expertise to drive up standards of training to the benefit of all.

We also became the first consortium of Independent Training Providers operating nationally to achieve a ‘Good’ grade under the new Ofsted framework in November 2015.

Are you an employer?

If you are looking for an apprentice or want more information on skills training, but aren’t sure which company or college suits you best – we can help! We offer a no hassle, impartial and 100% free signposting service to you, just go to our employers section and follow the most relevant links.

Interested in learning new skills?

You might be looking to leave school or college, are unemployed, have heard of 24+ learning loans or want to go on an Apprenticeship or Traineeship but aren’t sure where to start. If that sounds like you, just go to our learners section for information.


Training Provider?

Are you an independent training provider, college or third sector organisation that delivers work-based learning? We are the biggest training network in the East Midlands and have fantastic Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses for your teaching staff, and the chance to share best practice to constantly improve the standard of training in the region. We also offer a signposting service, represent you at D2N2 forums and can buy resources in bulk to save you money. See our training provider section for more details.

About Us

The Derbyshire Network also holds an SFA contract to deliver work-based learning through a group of subcontractors. For more details on our contract, our team of professionals, service charge and subcontracting opportunities, please visit the network pages.

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

If you can’t find the information you need on our website, please complete our contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible to try and answer your query or alternatively call us on 01773 744081.