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Winter Term 2023

Term Starts Half Term /Bank Holiday Term Ends
4th January 2023 20th – 24th February 2023 31st March 2023

Spring Term 2023

Term Starts Half Term /Bank Holiday Term Ends
17th April 2023 29th May – 2nd June 2023 30th June 2023

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.

New Students 23/ 24

Enrolment onto our full-time study programmes that start in September, usually begins in August. If you have been offered a place with us to start in September, you will be sent an Enrolment Pack with an invitation to enrol onsite. You will also be given information about:

Onsite Enrolment Dates/Times:

Thursday 24th August 2023  9 -10am: will be new English & Maths students

Thursday 24th August 2023: 10 -7pm: will be new FE student with GCSE results

Friday 25th August 2023 (enrolment day tbc)

Bring with you…

Please remember to bring with you the following information:

  • One piece 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.

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

At Onsite Enrolment you will be also given information about:

  • when your first day in college will be
  • what your induction period will involve
  • how to make sure you have applied for additional learning support if you require it

Continuing Students 23/ 24

You will be emailed an online enrolment form to complete. If you are unable to enrol online or would prefer to come onto campus to enrol, there will be the opportunity to do so on Tuesday 29th August  and  30th August  2023

You will start back at college in September – please check back here for details of your start date/time.

For further information call us on 0800 074 0099 or email us at

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We are available throughout the Summer months from Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm.

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 any questions, please contact them at:

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.

We also have programmes that enrol throughout the year, which include apprenticeships and part-time programmes. You will be contacted ahead of the start dates of the programmes with more specific information about enrolment for these types of programmes.

For further information call us on 01332 591080 or email us at

Start Dates September 2023

Main Study Programme & Apprentices  Check back here soon to see your start date and time. 

On your first day when you arrive at college, please report to the Dome at Buxton Campus or the Hub at Leek Campus. 

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. 

Part Time Learners your start date and times will be published here, 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.