In December 2013, the College acquired independent training provider DART Ltd, based in Derbyshire, with a fantastic reputation for delivering high quality apprenticeship provision.

DART was founded in 1999 to meet a growing demand for work based training and development in the land-based sector. Since then, DART has expanded geographically and offers Apprenticeships, Study Programmes and Schools programmes in addition to NPTC and short courses with opportunities in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire, South Yorkshire and parts of the West Midlands. DART has continued to provide high quality training within Agriculture, Animal Care, Horticulture, Trees and Timber, Veterinary Nursing and Street Scene. DART works closely with Government funding agencies, City and Guilds and the National Apprenticeship Service to provide a range a high quality courses and qualifications that are valued by both employers and learners.