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How to Apply

We’re really pleased that you’ve chosen to apply for a place with us at Buxton & Leek college! This handy guide will tell you everything you need to know about your application journey with us.

The easiest and quickest way to apply is via the application form on our website, which you can find here.

If you do not have access to the website, you can request a paper application form by calling us on 0800 074 0099 or calling into Reception at either of our campuses

If you have questions prior to applying take a look at our FAQ page.


Full-time & Part-Time courses, Apprenticeships or Traineeships:


Apply online – if you would like to fill out our online form just click here 

By Post – if you would prefer to receive an application form in the post either call our Admissions Team on 0800 074 0099 or email .

Our Admissions team will review your application and get in touch with you in case they have any questions, or if there is any important information missing.


Once you have completed your application form, our Admissions Team will process your application – they may get in touch with you if there is anything missing or they need any further clarification.

We will then be in touch with you to arrange an interview – this will usually be via the email address that you have provided to us on your application form.

All of this will help to ensure that you are offered a place that is right for you.


Your interview will either be over the phone, via Microsoft Teams, or at one of our campuses. At your interview our tutors will talk to you
to find out more about:

You, your interests, and what motivates you. Your aims and ambitions, your abilities (predicted or previous actual grades).

Why you have chosen the programme you have applied for, and any additional support needs you may require.

All of this will help to ensure that you are offered a place that is right for you!


After your interview, you will receive an offer form that confirms the discussions you had and the programme that you have been offered a place on, along with any conditions e.g. GCSE grades.

We will then be in touch with you to keep you up to date with what’s happening at the college and provide you with all the information that you will need to know ahead of your enrolment.


We will then keep in contact with you during the period between you interview and enrolment.


In July, we will send you all the information that you need to know about enrolment and induction. In the meantime you can find out more information here.

Access to Higher Education Courses

Please contact the BLC Admissions Team – on 0800 074 0099 or email with any queries or to be put in touch with the Access Team.

Higher Education courses (Part-time)

You can browse our Higher Education courses here. Click the apply to be directed through to the relevant application process, which is usually with the University of Derby. Alternatively Contact BLC Admissions Team – on 0800 074 0099 or email

You’ll be offered a place subject to your interview, exam results, and references. If you decide to accept an offer of a place, it will be reserved for you. You may change your mind if you wish. We will then keep in contact with you and give you the relevant information before you start your course. We are aware that GSCE and other exams results will now be estimated grades, please do not worry about this, your tutor will talk through this with you and we will ensure that you are placed on the correct course.

Learning for Leisure & Part-time Courses

Contact the BLC Admissions Team – on 0800 074 0099 or email

*Please note that offers onto programmes are subject to the programme recruiting sufficiently for it to be a beneficial experience to the student and also financially viable to the College. In the case of a programme being unable to run, the Curriculum Leader will liaise with the student (and parent if aged under 18) at the earliest point possible to offer an alternative.

We look forward to receiving your application and welcoming you on your journey to becoming a BLC student!

If you still have questions, please email or call us on 0800 074 0099 and our Admissions Team will be happy to help.

In the meantime, be sure to keep up to date with what’s going on at BLC by following us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn – just search BuxtonLeek!