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Info for Students Enrolling - 2023/24


Enrolment 2023 – Your Future Starts Here!

Enrolment onto our full-time study programmes that start in September, begins in August. If you have been offered a place with us to start in September, you will be sent an Enrolment Pack mid to end of July with an invitation 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 24th August 20239am to 7pmStudents who are collecting their GCSE results and new applicants
  • Friday 25th August 202310am to 4pm Progressing and continuing students
  • Tuesday 29th August 20239am to 4pmAll
  • Wednesday 30th August 20239am to 4pmAll

There will be a FREE shuttle bus running between the Buxton and Leek campuses on Thursday 24th August and Friday 25th August. Please speak to one of our Meet and Greet team at reception if you need any assistance.

Onsite Enrolment Date/Times (Derby County Community Trust)

  • Thursday 31stAugust 2023 – 9.30am to 3.30pmDerby County Community Trust (DCCT) new and continuing students – Kedleston Road, Derby only.

If you are unable to attend any of the above dates to enrol, 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

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 email any students who are automatically re-enrolled and therefore do not need to come onto site to enrol. We will email adult part-time learners with a link to enrol online. Once your enrolment is complete you will receive a Learner Agreement to be signed via your unimail. You can collect your ID card and Bus Pass (if applicable) during your first week at college.

Please note if you receive an enrolment pack through the post this means that you are required to come onto site to enrol.

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

Call us on 0800 074 0099 or email us at


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 your 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 

Results Days

Level 3 results/ Certificate collection – 17/08/2023

Buxton: – – Dome floor,  behind the reception – after which will be posted out first class

Leek: – – The Gallery – after which will be posted out first class

GCSE & Level 2 results/ Certificate collection – 24/08/2023

 Buxton: – – Dome floor,  behind the reception – after which will be posted out first class

Leek: –, The Gallery – after which will be posted out first class

Derby: GCSE only – from B107 between 9.30am and 3pm – after which will be posted out first class

Start Dates September 2023


New, Progressing & Continuing Main Study Programme Students – Click here to check your induction days for the week commencing 4th September 2023.

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 11th September 2023. 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.

Term Dates 2023/24 - Buxton & Leek



Term Starts  Half Term /Bank Holiday  Term Ends 
4th September  2023 30th October – 3rd November 2023 20th December 2023
8th January 2024 12th February – 16th February 2024 28th March 2024
15th April 2024 27th May – 31st May 2024 28th June 2024

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.