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D2N2 is currently undertaking work to update the Skills & Employment Strategy for the Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire (D2N2) area and would like to share its initial analysis and findings in a series of two workshop sessions later this month

Each workshop will give an opportunity for local stakeholders to review the findings and provide input to help to steer the proposed conclusions and outcomes.

This event is intended for a range of local stakeholders including employers, local authority, providers and the third sector.

Steve Meadows, our Chief Executive, has announced that he will be retiring and will be leaving the Network by March next year.

Commenting on his decision Steve said, “I have decided that the time is right for me to pass on the baton of leadership. The Network is now one of the leading learning and skills provider networks in the country and has grown in a careful way over the last 5 years into a vibrant and thriving business and one that is well placed to face the challenges and opportunities that undoubtedly lie ahead. 

There are a number of spaces still available for the CPD event with Ann Gravells being held this Friday16 September from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Members of The Derbyshire Network can attend the course for just £60 and non-members £99 (usual price £192) and is a fantastic offer for your front-line delivery staff to build upon their CPD record.

Delivered exclusively by the author Ann Gravells, this one day session will include:

Session 1: A brief overview of changes in the sector 

We’re looking for some help from our membership network to place 5 of our learners studying the Level 3 Certificate for Learning Support Practitioners (60079770)

They are all Midlands based and are at various stages of the qualification and now need a provider to help them complete the course.

If you can help (or know a provider that can) please contact Sharon Nash, Quality Improvement Manager at,

Thank you.


Dear member,

We will be emailing the details of The Derbyshire Network Annual General Meeting and Conference out to members today, so please keep an eye on your inbox for the email.

As you know, we initially moved the original date from July to Friday September 30 in the hope that we would be in a position to discuss the future landscape of our industry knowing what we had to work to, but it feels like there are more questions to be answered than ever.