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Enrolment & Term Dates

ENROL NOW FOR SEPTEMBER!

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Buxton & Leek College in September!

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.

FE ENROLMENT 2019/20 – Full Time Programmes

For new students starting in September 2019 you can enrol with us on the following dates at both of our Buxton and Leek campuses as soon as you receive your GCSE results.

  • Thursday 22nd August (GCSE Results Day) ‐ 9am to 6pm
  • Friday 23rd August ‐ 9am to 4pm
  • Tuesday 27th August ‐ 9am to 6pm

You can come to enrol at any time on one of these three dates between the times shown. Please allow at least 1 hour for enrolment but this might be longer at busy times.

If you cannot attend any of these enrolment sessions, please get in touch with us on 0800 074 0099 or email enquiries@blc.ac.uk to arrange an alternative time to enrol.

Previous students who are progressing onto a new level or new study programme also need to enrol.

Enrolment Process

During enrolment it is important that you meet with staff so that they can ensure you are enrolling on the right programme.  They will:

  • Confirm your qualifications results
  • Confirm other entry requirements or support needs that were agreed
  • Check we have the correct information on our records

To complete enrolment, you will need to bring the following with you:

  •  If you are collecting your GCSE results in August 2019, you will need to bring with you the original copy of your GCSE exam statement of results.
  • If you got your GCSE results in, or before, August 2018 you will need to bring your original certificates.
  • A form of identification (i.e. either a passport, full/provisional driving licence, NI card, debit/credit card or birth certificate).
  • A completed consent form (this should have been sent to you) – the form must be completed for all students and signed by a parent/guardian if you are aged 18 or under.

Once you are enrolled onto your Study Programme, you will be issued with your Student I.D. card and given a timetable

If your results have not been what you were expecting, please do not worry. Our tutors and support staff are available to discuss your results and talk you through all of your options, please call 0800 074 0099 to arrange a meeting. During the enrolment process you will be able to ask any questions you have about College, your Study Programme, or any other subject area if you have changed your mind about the one you have chosen. Likewise if you have specialist course questions or want to arrange to speak to someone ahead of enroling, please call 0800 074 0099 or email enquiries@blc.ac.uk

Parents/Guardians are also welcome to come in with you for enrolment to ask questions or enquire about arranging to speak to any of our tutors or support staff.

Conditional offers

If you are either a brand new or previous student and have been offered a conditional place, the tutors will also discuss these conditions with you at enrolment, to check that they have been achieved.

You will also need to bring a form of identification with you (i.e. either a passport, driving/provisional driving licence, NI card, debit/credit card or birth certificate).

Locations for Enrolment

  • Enrolment at Buxton Campus – report to reception in the Dome
  • Enrolment at Leek Campus– report to main Reception

 There will be staff there to meet and greet you at each campus.

Can’t Make the Enrolment date?

If you cannot attend any of these enrolment sessions, please get in touch with us on 0800

074 0099 or email enquiries@blc.ac.uk to arrange an alternative time to enrol.

Transport

If you live along one of our Buxton & Leek College bus routes you may be eligible for a free bus pass. Your bus pass can be applied for at enrolment and will be issued the same day. Bus timetables and terms and conditions can be found on our website: www.blc.ac.uk/transport If you have any questions about the bus pass please call us on 01298 330644 if studying at Buxton, or 01538 322114 if studying at Leek.

Starting in September – Your Induction

Following enrolment, we’ll then see you back in College on the first day of your Study Programme, which for full-time programmes starting in September will be either the first Monday or Tuesday of the Autumn Term. Exact start dates for each Curriculum Area are listed here.. Please check back for those courses listed as TBC.  Apprenticeship induction day   Tuesday 27th August at both sites

To help you settle into college life and your new study programme, you’ll have a series of induction sessions to find out more about College life, industry placements and work experience, support services, and facilities available to you. Starting at a new college can be a daunting time, but remember we’re committed to helping you settle in and getting you setup so that you enjoy your time with us and are successful.

On Thursday 5th September, students starting new programmes will be participating in an Induction Event at Tittesworth Park (just outside of Leek). Information about this has been sent to you. Apprenticeship induction day is Tuesday 27th August at both sites.

If you have any further questions about what to do when you get your results, or even any questions about Buxton & Leek College then please call us on 0800 074 0099 or email enquiries@blc.ac.uk. We are also open Monday to Friday all through Summer, so you can also pop into either campus.

HIGHER EDUCATION ENROLMENT

Students offered places on University Level courses at Buxton and Leek campuses will be enrolled on the following dates:

  • Leek Campus: Monday 9th September 1pm – 7pm
  • Buxton Campus: Tuesday 10th September 1pm – 6:30pm

All students should have received a letter about this, but for any questions or more information please call 0800 074 0099.

PART TIME ENROLMENT

Adults on part-time course should have been contacted with details about their enrolment, which will take place on Friday 23rd August and Tuesday 27th August.

You will need to bring the following details with you:

ID, NI number, proof of benefits, first instalment of fees (if applicable), loan approval (if you have it), forms sent to you within your enrolment pack.

TERM DATES

Autumn Term 2019

Term Starts Half Term Term Ends
Monday 2nd September Mon 28th October – Fri 1st November Friday 20th December

 

Winter Term 2020

Term Starts Half Term Term Ends
Monday 6th January 2020 Mon 17th February 2020 – Fri 21st February 2020 Friday 3rd April 2020

 

Spring Term 2020

Term Starts Half Term Term Ends
Monday 20th April 2020 Mon 25th May 2020 – Fri 29th May 2020 Friday 26th 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 date(s) TBC around Christmas 2019 and Easter 2020 . If you wish to speak to us, please click here to find out about the ways that you can contact us.