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Derby College Recognised at Midlands Excellence Awards Ceremony

Derby, United Kingdom, February 17, 2011 --( Derby College has been recognised at the Midlands Excellence Awards for achieving the prestigious Training Quality Standard.

In front of more than 1,150 business leaders, the College, which works with more than 1,000 employers throughout the UK delivering a wide range of training options, was one of eight organisations recognised for meeting the rigorous demands of the Standard.

Designed to highlight and celebrate the best organisations delivering training and development solutions to employers, the Training Quality Standard is a mark that can be recognised by employers as a sign that a provider will offer them training and development solutions that positively impact on their business needs.

Midlands Excellence’s subsidiary Investors in Excellence is a national assessment and certification body for the Standard and has assessed 200 providers over the past two years.

Speaking after the gala ceremony at The ICC in Birmingham, Investors in Excellence chief executive Ian Nield said: “Obtaining the Training Quality Standard is a fantastic achievement for any organisation and I congratulate Derby College wholeheartedly.”

April Hayhurst, Derby College’s Business Development Assistant Principal, said: “In 2008 we were the first College in the East Midlands to be awarded the initial TQS accreditation and then gained the second stage of this quality kite mark last year for high standards in delivering what businesses want. We are delighted to have this further recognition.”

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