Education is key to providing a highly skilled workforce.
Derby benefits from having the Derby Manufacturing University Technical College; one of 44 new University Technical Colleges (UTCs) being launched across the country. UTC's gives students the opportunity to study at a specialist institution equipped to the highest standards and linked to industry. The UTC in Derby is sponsored by the University of Derby along with industry leaders Rolls Royce and Toyota.
From small village primary schools to state of the art academies Derbyshire has the widest range possible.
Further and vocational education, is also well catered for, many provide links with key employers and cover a wide range of subjects and vocations.
The University of Derby has campuses at both Derby and Buxton. It has built its reputation on commerce, art, design, and applied technologies is supporting both new and traditional industries. The university boasts over 14,000 students and enjoys excellent links with local industry and commerce.
University of Derby, Corporate, is the corporate training and development division of the University of Derby.
Nottingham University also has a campuses within the Derby Royal Hospital as an extension to it's medical school.
Just beyond Derbyshire's borders lie some of the best academic and research universities in the country. Universities in Nottingham, Sheffield, Manchester, Leicester and Loughborough are all within easy reach by road and rail.
With the presence of Toyota and other Japanese companies in the area, Derbyshire benefits from a Japanese school based in Derby.
The school helps Japanese young people whose families are currently based in the UK to keep up to date with the curriculum back at home with all lessons conducted in Japanese.