There is a saying amongst first year students, currently enrolling at Buxton & Leek College, that they are learning in two of the best classrooms in the country. And who could argue, with the Buxton College campus based in the amazing 18th century Devonshire Dome, listed in the record books as the largest unsupported dome structure in Europe! Whilst the other state-of-the-art campus is set in the grounds of Leek’s iconic and inspiring Nicholson Institute.
Alex Fisher, a Student Coordinator at Buxton & Leek College says there’s another reason that the college has a stand-out learning environment.
“The college is a window into the world of work which offers a very real approach for our students to get the hands-on skills they need to secure their dream job.” Says Alex.
“Buxton and Leek is not only an award-winning college but also offers courses in a huge array of subjects from media & it, visual and performing arts, business, management, finance, health and social care.
“We are inviting all student and parents to come along to our next Open Day on the 14th October to see for themselves the amazing education opportunities on offer.”
Buxton and Leek College even boasts its own Arts Institute in Leek, and other hands-on learning facilities include an air cabin room for travel and tourism students, a childcare nursery, fine dining restaurant for catering students and a commercial hair salon. The surrounding countryside also offers an unparalleled setting for the fantastic outdoor sports leadership and management courses.
“No only do we offer so much learning opportunities inside the college but we are also extremely well regarded for our apprenticeships, working with around 150 employers from across the North West.” Says Alex.
“Even the stately country estate Chatsworth House has signed up to recruit our students.”
Buxton & Leek College is now enrolling students right up to mid-October, and is proud to be part of the University of Derby – a Top 50 University in The Guardian University Guide 2017 – rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
This unique position within the University of Derby also offers students a seamless transition from Level 1 all the way through to University Level courses such as Foundation Degrees, Bachelor Degrees, Masters Degrees and PhDs.
All University Level courses at Buxton & Leek College are validated by the University of Derby and students are even invited to celebrate the completion of their qualifications at the University Graduation Ceremonies.
For more information about enrolling at Buxton & Leek College, or to book your place on the 14 October Open Day at Buxton and Leek Campuses please call 0800 074 0099 or visit www.blc.ac.uk to search courses available for September/ October intake.