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Students Bubble with Excitement to be Back in the Classroom

This month, following a period of distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students and apprentices have returned to the classroom, studying in protective vocational bubbles. Both tutors and students were pleased to be back and raring to get teaching/ learning in their creative disciplines.

Level 2 Hair Professional Students in the salon.
Kyle Webster-Barks, Commis Chef Apprentice making pastry.
Level 2 Commis Chef Students working with fresh produce.








Vocational courses and apprenticeships, which are offered at Buxton & Leek College provide students with ‘hands on’ experience in the classroom and industry to support their kinesthetic learning. A number of industry standard facilities are available at the College for professional practice, including: commercial kitchens, a fine dining restaurant, hair & beauty salons, motor vehicle and welding workshops, an art & design studio and engineering and carpentry workshops. Currently, due to the pandemic the fine dining restaurant and the salon are closed to the public.

The College has taken a series of COVID-secure measure to make sure it’s safe for students to return to the classroom, including one-way  systems, hand sanitising stations and new socially distanced public spaces across the campuses.

Level 2 Hair Professional Students in the salon
Level 2 Commis Chef Apprentices learning the art of pastry making.
Ebony Meigh and Aimee Rogerson Level 3 Beauty Apprenticeship practicing manicures.








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