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  • Former Student, Leah’s on Course to Become PE Teacher

    We caught up with inspirational former sports student Leah Chandler to get her reflections on her BLC course. She also provides her experiences of accessing sport with a visual impairment. Which course did you study at BLC? BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching, Development & Fitness When did you start / finish your…


  • 360° Virtual Tour of BLC is Released

    Students can now explore Buxton & Leek College at home, with a new 360° tour having launched on the College website this week. Both campuses in Leek and Buxton are featured, together with some additional sites such as the workshops at Harpur Hill which house the college’s motor vehicle students. Also included is Buxton Football…


  • BLC Shortlisted Again for GCSE Provision

    Buxton & Leek College is thrilled to announce that it has been shortlisted for the Tes Further Education Awards 2021 Outstanding GCSE Resits Provision category for the second consecutive year. The annual awards recognise the most outstanding individuals and institutions that the further education sector has to offer. Following shortlisting at the 2020 awards, Buxton…


  • Charlie is Surfing the Waves of Success

    Charlie Unsworth, a 2nd year Adventure Sports student from Whatstandwell, Derbyshire has sent us some awe-inspiring pictures of his Easter holidays spent in Cornwall. Whilst there Charlie undertook further training to compliment his BLC course. He successfully completed the ISA Level 1 Surf Coach and RLSS Beach Lifeguard qualifications. When he leaves BLC this year,…


  • BLC Wins National 2020 Green Gown Award for Student Engagement

    Buxton & Leek College is delighted to announce that it has won a prestigious “Student Engagement” Green Gown Award. The accolade was in recognition for BLC’s “College-wide approach to improve green credentials in 2019/20.” Buxton & Leek College beat off stiff national competition to be placed joint 1st (with Queen’s University Belfast) including University of…


  • Updated to Apprenticeship Levy – April 2021

      From 1 April 2021, updates to the reservation of funds for employers who do not pay the Apprenticeship Levy will enable employers to recruit additional apprentices and provide them with greater flexibility and reassurance when planning their apprenticeship programmes. This will enable employers to make up to 10 new reservations to fund new apprenticeship…