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Enrolment – 2017/18

Enrolment is the process which confirms you are a student at the College and allows you to use UoD and other facilities like the library. You will be issued with your ID card so that you can access all the buildings on campus that you need to.

We still have places available to start this September! So whether you still haven’t made up your mind, or if you have started a course at another College or started A Levels at school – it’s not too late to switch and join BLC. Come to our Enrolment Event for Late Applicants on 20th September, 3pm  7pm.

You can enrol with us by coming into either of our campuses. You will need to bring with you the original copy of your GCSE exam statement of results if you received them in August 2017. If you got your GCSE results in August 2016 you will need to bring your certificates. Please also bring with you:

  • A form of identification (i.e. either a passport, driving / provisional license, NI card, debit/credit card or birth certificate)
  • Some paper and a file
  • Pen

Don’t worry if you have not achieved the GCSE results that you were expecting. All of our tutors and support staff will be available for you to talk to at any time during enrolment days. You will be able to discuss your results, alternative options any questions you have about College, your course, or any other course if you have changed your mind about the one you have chosen. Remember, we are open Monday to Friday, so if you have any questions or want any help and advice, you can pop into campus, call us or drop us an email.

Parents are also welcome to come in with students for enrolment to ask any questions or speak to any of our tutors or support staff. There will be a Parent Information Evening on Tuesday 26 September at the Buxton campus and Wednesday 27th September at the Leek Campus, both from 5pm to 7pm. You will receive more detailed information about this closer to the time.

Starting in September – Your Induction
Following enrolment, we’ll then see you back in College on the first day of your Study Programme, which will either be Monday 4th or Tuesday 5th September. The exact dates for your course are:

Buxton Leek
Art & Design N/A Mon 4th September
Business, Management & Finance Tue 5th September Tue 5th September
Media Mon 4th September N/A
Performing Arts Tue 5th September N/A
Computing & ICT Mon 4th September Tue 5th September
Foundation Services-
Developing Skills
Tue 5th September Tue 5th September
Foundation Services-
Learning for Living & Work
Tue 5th September Tue 5th September
Hair & Beauty Tue 5th September
Apprentices only: Mon 6th September
Tue 5th September
(Apprentices and Full Time)
Childcare & Education Level 2: Tue 5th September
Level 3: Wed 6th September
Tue 5th September
Health & Social Care Mon 4th September Mon 4th September
Hospitality & Catering Tue 5th September N/A
Public Services Mon 4th September N/A
Sport & Outdoor Mon 4th September N/A
Travel & Tourism Mon 4th September Mon 4th September
Carpentry & Joinery N/A Mon 4th September
Engineering N/A Mon 4th September
Motor Vehicle Mon 4th September N/A


This will be the beginning of your BLC Experience as a student, where you will undertake lots of fun induction activities, based on your course and the College!

During this time you’ll have a series of induction sessions to find out more about College life, support services and facilities available to you. It can be a daunting time but remember we’re committed to helping you settle in and getting you set up so that you enjoy your time with us and are successful on your course. If there is anything that you cannot remember, didn’t understand or need more information on then you can ask one of the College team or look it up on these pages.

Higher Education Enrolment
For information regarding enrolment and induction for University Level / HE courses at Buxton & Leek College, please see page 3 of the Student Guide For Higher Education Learners.


Autumn Term 2017

 Term starts  Half Term  Term Ends
 Mon 4 September  Mon 23 October – Friday 27 October  Wed 20 December

Spring Term 2018

 Term starts  Half Term  Term Ends
 Thur 4 January  Mon 19 February – Fri 23 February  Fri 23 March

Summer Term 2018

 Term starts  Half Term  Term Ends
 Mon 9 April  Mon 28 May – Fri 1 June  Fri 29 June

Buxton & Leek College is open throughout the year on weekdays, even outside of term time. The only dates the College will be shut are bank holidays, plus 27th – 29th December 2017 and Tuesday 3rd April 2018. If you wish to speak to us, please click here to find out about the ways that you can contact us.