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Info for Students Enrolling - 2024/25

INFO FOR STUDENTS ENROLLING – 2024/25

Enrolment 2024 – Your Future Starts Here!

Enrolment for our full-time programmes starting in September, begins in August. If you have been offered a place to start with us in September, you will receive an enrolment pack by mid to end July, inviting you to enrol onsite.

You will also be given information about:

  • How to apply for a bus pass.
  • How to apply for a bursary if you are eligible.

 

Onsite Enrolment Dates/Times (Buxton & Leek Campus)

  • Thursday 22nd August 2024 – 9am to 7pm (new starters/school leavers only) 
  • Friday 23rd August 20249am to 4pm (continuing/progressing students)
  • Tuesday 27th August 2024 – 9am to 4pm (continuing/progressing students)
  • Wednesday 28th August 2024 – 9am to 4pm (continuing/progressing students)

Onsite Enrolment Date/Times (Derby County Community Trust)

  • Thursday 29th August – 9:30am 4pm – Derby County Community Trust (DCCT) new and continuing students – Kedleston Road, Derby only.

If you are unable to attend any of the listed enrolment dates, please contact us on 0800 074 0099 to make an appointment.

You must bring with you…

  • One form of ID (accepted ID includes Passport, Driving Licence, NI Card, Debit/Credit Card).
  • Exam results/certificates.
  • Completed Permission and Contact Form (to be completed by parent/guardian if you are aged under 18 years old or yourself if 18 or over).
  • If you are aged 19+, a wage slip or proof of any benefits you may be in receipt of.
  • If you are born outside of the UK will need to bring your Residency Documents (Share Codes, Residency Permit Card, Passport, Home Office letters).

Please note without this information you will not be able to Enrol.

You will also be given information at onsite enrolment about:

  • Your first day in college
  • What your first few weeks will involve
  • Additional learning support if required
  • Applying for a bus pass if required
  • Applying for a bursary if you are eligible

 

Automatically Re-Enrolled Students / Adult Part-Time Learners

We will send emails to students who are automatically re-enrolled and therefore do not need to come to campus to enrol. Adult part-time learners will receive an online enrolment link via email. After completing enrolment, you will receive a Learner Agreement to sign through your college email. You can collect your student ID card and bus pass (if applicable) during your first week at college.

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We are available throughout the summer, Monday to Thursday  from 8.30am to 5pm and Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm

Call us on 0800 074 0099 or email us at FECurricSupport@derby.ac.uk

 

Access to Higher Education Students

If you have been offered a place on an Access to Higher Education programme, based at either our Buxton, Leek, or Derby campuses, you will receive information about enrolment directly from the Access Team.

If you have applied for a University Level programme (e.g. foundation degree) you will be contacted by the University of Derby about your enrolment, with information about how to enrol on your BLC programme.

For further information call us on 01332 591080 or email us at access@derby.ac.uk 

 

We also have programmes that enrol throughout the year, such as apprenticeships and part-time courses. You will receive information about enrolment for these programmes before their start dates.

Results Days

Level 3 Results / Certificate Collection – 15/08/2024

Buxton: 8:30am – 12:00pm – Dome floor (behind the reception).

Leek: 8:30am – 12:00pm – The Gallery.

Please note that certificates will be posted out First Class if not collected during these times.

 

GCSE & Level 2 Results / Certificate Collection – 22/08/2024

Buxton: 8:30am – 12:00pm – Dome floor (behind the reception).

Leek: 8:30am – 12:00pm – The Gallery.

Derby: (GCSE only) 9:30am and 3:00pm – B107 (The AFEC Office) 

Please note that certificates will be posted out First Class if not collected during these times.

Start Dates September 2024

START DATES SEPTEMBER 2024

New, Progressing & Continuing Main Study Programme Students – Please check back to view your induction days for the week commencing 2nd September 2024.

On your first day when you arrive at college, please report to the Dome at Buxton Campus at 9:30am or The Gallery at Leek Campus at 9:00am.

If you are a new student, please don’t worry as there will be lots of BLC staff around to help to show you where to go.

Automatically Enrolled Returning Students – We will email you with your start back date and time, which will be week commencing 9th September 2024. Please remember to check your unimail.

Part Time Learners – We will communicate your start date and times to you, nearer the time. Please report to main reception when you arrive on your first day.

We are really looking forward to seeing you and can’t wait for you to get started on your course!

If you have any questions, please ring 0800 074 0099.

BLC TERM DATES

BLC TERM DATES 

BLC Term Dates 2024/25
Term Starts  Half Term /Bank Holiday Term Ends 
2nd September  2024 28th October – 1st November 2024 18th December 2024
6th January 2025 17th February – 21st February 2025 11th April 2025
28th April 2025 26th May – 30th May 2025 27th June 2025

Apprentices – Please check with your instructor-mentor what days you are in college over summer and half-term breaks. Please also note that the college is closed to all students over the Christmas break, Apprentices should talk to their employer about arrangements for any days they would ordinarily be in college during this time.