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Autumn Term 2022

Term Starts Half Term /Bank Holiday Term Ends
5th September 2022 24th – 28th October 2022 16th December 2022

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 22-23

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 have been sent an Enrolment Pack with an invitation to enrol onsite. You will also be given information about:

Onsite Enrolment Dates/Times to attend are:

Thursday 25th August 2022 1pm to 7pm Students with surname beginning A to J
Friday 26th August 2022 9:30am to 4pm Students with surname beginning K to T
Tuesday 30th August 2022

Leek – 9am to 12pm only

Buxton – 1pm to 4pm only

Students with surname beginning U to Z
Wednesday 31st August 2022 9am to 4pm Students unable to attend other Enrolment days

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 22-23

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 from 25th August 2022 9am to 4.30pm – Just drop into Buxton or Leek Campus Reception (see information under New Students regarding what to bring to onsite enrolment)

You will start back at college the week commencing 12th 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 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 2022

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 LearnersClick here to check your start date and 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.