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  • Buxton & Leek College awards local businesses for their commitment to apprenticeships

    Buxton & Leek College have awarded a number of local businesses for their commitment in developing young people in the region through apprenticeships. The businesses were nominated by apprenticeship assessors for Continuous Commitment to Apprenticeships, Employer Contribution to Outstanding Apprenticeship Learning and Outstanding Apprentice Support. Stephanie Traynor, Operations Manager for Apprenticeships at Buxton & Leek…


  • BLC Celebrates LGBT+ History Month with Rainbow Roam

    Teams from Buxton & Leek College recently took part in a Rainbow Roam around their local community to celebrate the start of LGBT+ History month. Students and staff were invited to take part in the event, which took place on Monday 3rd February 2020. Those who attended the Buxton Rainbow Roam walked a mile around…


  • Buxton & Leek College hosts event to thank Whaley Bridge rescue teams

    Hospitality & Catering students at Buxton & Leek College held a special event to thank the emergency services who supported residents in Whaley Bridge when they were evacuated from their homes in August. In attendance were representatives from Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service, Derbyshire Constabulary, local Mountain Rescue Teams, local businesses in Whaley Bridge, schools…


  • Celebrating Success for BLC Staff Apprentice Eliza Wass

    We are extremely proud to congratulate our staff apprentice Eliza Wass who recently achieved a distinction in her Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship. We spoke to Eliza to find out about her experience working in the University of Derby’s Apprenticeship Hub as a BLC Staff Apprentice. Could you tell us about your apprenticeship and what…


  • BLC APPRENTICE JUSTIN HARRISON CONTINUES ALONG PATH TO SUCCESS

    Justin Harrison, 31, returned to college to start a Customer Service Apprentice in 2018 after taking time out to care for his mother. Two years on, Justin has not only passed his apprenticeship but has also secured a permanent position as a College Advisor with the same organisation where he studied- the University of Derby.…


  • Buxton & Leek College shortlisted at the Tes FE School Awards 2020

    Buxton & Leek College have been shortlisted at the 2020 Tes FE Awards for their outstanding GCSE resits provision. The most outstanding individuals and institutions that the FE sector has to offer have been recognised in the awards shortlisting. The Outstanding GCSE provision is a new award for 2020. Alison Ivins, Curriculum Leader for English…