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Employer Short Courses

Buxton & Leek College offers a variety of short courses including Health and Safety, IOSH, First Aid and more that are listed below. They will help your staff brush up on key skills, learn new ones or keep up with industry standards, keeping your staff safe and effective and your business compliant.

We can also include these as part of a pre-Apprenticeship or a Traineeship.

Booking information

We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment. Please call us on 0800 074 0099 to reserve your place. 

Payment

You can pay by card, cheque or cash.  We accept payments via phone, post or in person.

Please note

The successful running of courses is dependent on a minimum number of enrolments.  If the numbers are not met, you will be notified in advance and a full refund given. A charge will be made for materials used depending on the course.

CourseDurationCampusStart FeesDescription
Fire Marshall (Warden) 4 hours Harpur Hill or Workplace Throughout the year £65 Intended for those who will be responsible for formulating and instigating fire procedures, this helpful and informative course covers all of the key areas associated with the extremely important subject that is fire safety.
Fire Safety Awareness 3 hours Harpur Hill or Workplace Throughout the year £50 Intended for employees and employers, this helpful and informative course covers all of the key areas associated with the extremely important subject that is fire safety.
First Aid at Work 1 day Leek Throughout the year £175 This course is for those who wish to become a First Aider in the workplace. It gives delegates the skills and knowledge that they need to deal competently with first aid emergencies that arise at work.
First Aid at Work Refresher 2 days Leek Throughout the year £125 This re-qualification course is for those who wish to refresh their First Aid at Work qualification when nearing expiry to remain a First Aider in the workplace. It refreshes the skills and knowledge needed to deal competently with first aid emergencies that arise at work.
Emergency First Aid at Work 1 day Leek Throughout the year £60 This qualification is ideal for those who wish to become an Emergency First Aider in the workplace. It provides the skills and knowledge needed to deal competently with basic first aid emergencies that arise at work.
IOSH Managing Safely 12-15 months Harpur Hill or Workplace Throughout the year £395 This course will give candidates the knowledge and tools to tackle the health and safety issues they’re responsible for. Importantly, it brings home just why health and safety is such an essential part of their job.
IOSH Working Safely 1 day Harpur Hill or Workplace Throughout the year £90 This one day course is designed for people working at any level and provides a good grounding in the essentials of health and safety in the work place. The course is also ideal for those wishing to sit the HSE test and gain the CSCS Labour/Green Card.
Manual Handling 1 day Harpur Hill or Workplace Throughout the year £75 This course is intended to provide delegates with an understanding of the hazards and risks associated with the physical handling of items that are likely to be found in the workplace.
Paediatric First Aid 2 days Buxton or Leek Throughout the year £70 This qualification provides learners with the first aid skills they require to enter into the children’s workforce. The aim of the qualification is to guide and assess the development of knowledge and skills relating to paediatric first aid. 
Welding & Fabrication 10 weeks Harpur Hill Throughout the year £550 As an industry recognised qualification, this course is for people interested in acquiring new skills in welding, or for those who wish to build upon existing knowledge. It is also ideal for those wanting to enhance their employment opportunities, or those who want a career change.
Fork Lift Truck Novice Training 5 days Harpur Hill Throughout the year £430 This course covers all of the key areas for those wishing to become fork lift truck operators.
Fork Lift Truck Refresher Training 1 day Harpur Hill Throughout the year £100 Aimed at experienced fork-lift truck drivers, this one day refresher will test the competence of experienced operators. 
Level 2 Award in Food Safety 1 day Buxton or Leek

Buxton: 19 Oct, 1 Mar, 3 May, 5 July

Leek: Throughout the year

£70 This course is ideal for employers looking to upskill their current workforce or individuals who require the qualification for a current job role.
Level 3 Food Safety 4 days Buxton or Leek

Buxton: 18 & 25 Jan and 1 & 8 Feb

Leek: Throughout the year

£210 For anyone working in a supervisory position within a food business is accountable for food safety. It is vital that they have the knowledge and confidence to do their job effectively.
Level 2 Health & Safety in the Workplace  1 day  

Buxton: 2 Nov, 15 Mar, 17 May

Leek: Throughout the year

  Designed to ensure that all employees are aware of their own safety and the safety of customers, contractors and the public.
Allergy Awareness 1/2 a day Buxton or Leek Throughout the year £42 This is a new course designed for food handlers in catering and food retail businesses to help them develop awareness, comply with legal requirements to provide food allergen information for customers and operate as knowledgeable practitioners with regard to practical allergen management.
Healthier Foods & Special Diets 1 day Leek Throughout the year £75 This qualification has been designed to provide a good, basic understanding of nutrition. The course is designed for employees who have a role in a catering environment and are involved in the selection of menus, recipes and ingredients. It is also relevant for those in the health care and education sectors. 
Driver CPC Training(various modules) 1 day Harpur Hill  Throughout the year £73.50 per module Any driver who obtained their LGV license who wants to drive for a living should have now completed Periodic Training.
If you haven't completed 35 hours' Periodic Training and registered it with the DSA, you won't be able to legally earn money from driving HGV Vehicles.
MOT Annual Training & Assessment 1-2 days Harpur Hill 1 per month throughout the year £45

The new DVSA requirements mean that all testers must undertake a minimum of 3 hours’ MOT annual training, to remain up-to-date with best practice methods. All testers must also complete an MOT annual assessment, based on this learning, to maintain their professional status.

This course can be paid for by clicking here.

Solidworks 3D CAD for Professional Engineers 12 months Leek Throughout the year

Bronze: £750

Silver: £999

Gold:£1,200

This is a convenient and flexible approach to learning Solidworks that combines in class sessions, home study and online learning. Targeted at the professional engineer, students will learn a wide variety of 3D modelling, 2D Drawing and GD&T techniques that leads to CSWA (Official Dassault Systems Certified Solidworks Associate) Status.
Level 2 Award in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Repair & Replacement 1 day Harpur Hill Throughout the year £380 This award is designed for technicians who maintain hybrid vehicles and the hybrid system itself.  You’ll learn the knowledge and skills required to work safely in and around the vehicle's hybrid system.
Level 3 Award in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Repair & Replacement 1 day Harpur Hill Throughout the year £295 This award is designed for technicians who maintain hybrid vehicles and the hybrid system itself.  You’ll learn the knowledge and skills required to work safely in and around the vehicle's hybrid system.
Award in Automotive Refrigerant Handling 2 days Harpur Hill Throughout the year  £345 All Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC) technicians working with cars and car derived vans, must have achieved as a minimum requirement, a refrigerant handling qualification which fulfils the European Union F-gas Regulation. This Defra-approved qualification offers a single unit solution that provides experienced automotive Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC) technicians with evidence that they meet the minimum F-gas requirement. The course will allow you to demonstrate your competency in these areas. 
Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement Up to 12 months Buxton or Leek Throughout the year  £810 This qualification allows you to enter the world of assessment and quality assurance.  This qualification is for people working in or looking to work in assessment and internal quality assurance. Find out more here.
Certificate in Leading Quality Assurance of the Assessment Process & Practice  20 weeks  Buxton or Leek  Throughout the year  £810  This qualification is for staff who undertake or wish to undertake internal quality assurance and offers progression for assessors to enable them to carry out internal verification. The units cover all the essential knowledge and understanding that assessors or quality assurance staff need, plus competent practice units.