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Landau Forte College
Fox Street, DE1 2LF, UK Derby
+44 (0)1332-204040

Welcome To Landau Forte College

Landau Forte CollegeLandau Forte College was a purpose built and opened in 1992 as the 14th City Technology College in England. It is a different type of educational establishment bringing together the worlds of industry and education in a uniquely productive partnership. In 2005 HM Government invited the College to change its status to an Academy and from September 2006 Landau Forte College accepted that status and now offers dual specialisms in Technology and Business Enterprise.

The College provides a distinctive style of education. The aim is to make learning challenging, interesting and relevant to the future to ensure that our students:

  • Have acquired the ability to think logically and approach situations with an open and inquiring mind.
  • Become independent learners.
  • Have discovered and developed their personal strengths, aptitudes and interests. Are familiar with the expectations of future employers.
  • Understand how industry is structured and operates.
  • Are well equipped with the technological skills, adaptability and interpersonal skills necessary in employment and training.
  • Have developed personal qualities of initiative, self-reliance and responsibility so that they grow into enterprising, versatile and law abiding citizens.
  • Are encouraged to contribute to a better society which takes into account the needs of others and shows respect for people and the environment.


In partnership with industry and the local community Landau Forte College seeks to provide high quality, technologically and vocationally focused education which empowers each individual, giving everyone the motivation to learn and the capability to achieve and celebrate success.

In working towards the above, emphasis will be given to the following:

Equipping students with qualifications, personal skills and attitudes required for successful adult life and creating an environment in which all people are valued and respected.

Providing a broad, balanced, rigorous and innovative curriculum which will both meet requirements of the National Curriculum and have a technological and vocational focus.

Recruiting, retaining and developing a high quality staff committed to working at Landau Forte College.

Ensuring that the operation of the College is efficient and that sufficient resources are deployed effectively to achieve objectives.

Developing close and mutually beneficial partnerships with industry and the local community.

Establishing effective systems for monitoring which will inform the process of continuous improvement.


CurriculumLandau Forte College offers a range of academic courses leading to GCSEs and A Levels as well as vocational or practical courses that can lead to AGCEs, Applied A Levels, BTECs, DiDA and The Duke Of Edinburgh Award Scheme.


The aim is to enable students to:

  • Obtain both academic and vocational/practical qualifications
  • Transition smoothly into higher education, training or employment.
  • Have a unique edge in the competition for jobs or places in universities, polytechnics and colleges of further or higher education.
  • Be equipped with the qualifications, knowledge, skills and understanding which adult life demands.

Our courses, typically from age 14, maintain the emphasis on breadth of study made in the first three years. They also provide increased exposure to the practical needs of industry.

We provide our students with option booklets when applying for GCSE or higher education courses. You can download these below. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them, which you can download here.

If you would like more information on applying for a place at Landau Forte College then please contact us.

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