Honorands - Buxton Award Ceremonies - University of Derby

Buxton Honorands - November 2016


Trevor Clay - Honorary Doctor of Education (HonDEd)

Trevor Clay has over 25 years’ experience in Further Education having previously worked at Arnold and Carlton College and New College Nottingham. In his role as Principal and Chief Executive of Chesterfield College, Trevor led the remodelling of the campus to create a modern and attractive space for students. Under his leadership, the College received Beacon of Excellence in Further Education status in 2004. Trevor created Learning Unlimited in 2008, focussing on the delivery of apprenticeships through effective partnerships in the region. Learning Unlimited Apprenticeship Academies subsequently opened in Manchester, Nottingham, Matlock and Derby. This led to the College being praised by Ofsted for its best practice in employer engagement and curriculum planning.

After 15 successful years at Chesterfield College, Trevor retired in 2014. Trevor still keeps ties with Further Education and serves as a board member at New College Nottingham.

The University wishes to recognise Trevor’s commitment to the provision of high quality Further Education through his contribution to the success of Chesterfield College and its impact on the local community.