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It’s not just A Levels that will help you succeed!

At the time when national focus is on students receiving A Level results, Buxton & Leek College are celebrating students who have completed vocational qualifications and apprenticeships this year.

Students completing a Level 3 vocational qualification or apprenticeship, achieve the equivalent qualification to 3 A Levels, meaning that they can progress onto Higher Education at University. These qualifications enable students to focus on one particular industry area, providing them with the specific skills and knowledge that employers look for.

Students celebrating this year, including Level 3 Art & Design Student Ella, who specialised in Design & Crafts on the UAL Foundation Diploma in Art & Design and is heading off to University of Brighton in September to study on the 3D Design and Craft BA (Hons).

Hannah Goodall, who was awarded the Outstanding Achievement award for 2018/19, is heading to Edge Hill University to study Children’s Nursing after completing her Level 3 qualification in Health & Social Care.

Danny Graham secured his first role within the technical team of the University of Derby’s College of Engineering and Technology after completing Level 3 Apprenticeship in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.

Places at Buxton & Leek College are still available on all vocational courses starting in September, and there are also over 20 apprenticeship vacancies available with local employers for immediate start. To apply visit or call 0800 074 0099. More information about the different course types can be found here: