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University Level Courses

If you want to gain a Higher Education qualification but don’t want to study at University full-time or move away from home, Buxton & Leek College offers a range of affordable and convenient University Level courses on your doorstep.

A University Level course studied at BLC can help you achieve a Higher Education qualification, whilst developing valuable work skills and knowledge. Our courses are designed to deliver the latest industry relevant knowledge and skills, which immediately transfer to the workplace. A flexible approach to learning makes it possible to study whilst working full or part time, plus our experienced tutors offer support at every stage of learning.

We offer some of the lowest price University Level courses in the region; a range of full and part-time Foundation Degrees, HNDs and HNCs as well as the Certificate and Post Graduate Certificate of Education, across a variety of subject areas.

Buxton & Leek College is part of the University of Derby, which is a Top 50 University in The Guardian University Guide 2017 and rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. Being rated Gold means that based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that the University of Derby delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.

Being part of the University of Derby also means that on completion of your qualification you will attend a Graduation ceremony at the Devonshire Dome and receive a qualification validated by the University of Derby.

If you do not have the qualifications for a University Level course, you may be interested in our Access to Higher Education courses that can be studied at our Derby, Buxton and Leek Campuses. Alternatively, if you want to start studying a University Level course after some time away, you may be interested in our Foundation Programme that can be studied at our Derby campus.

Available courses

Foundation Degree in Creative Art & Design Practice (FdA) FdA

  • Course type: Higher Education
  • Study Type: Part-time
  • Study Duration: 3 years
  • Level: Level 4
  • Campus: Leek
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Foundation Degree in Computing

  • Course type: Higher Education
  • Study Type: Full-time
  • Study Duration: 2 years
  • Level: Level 4 and 5
  • Campus: Buxton
  • Start date: September
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HND/C in Business & Management

  • Course type: Higher Education
  • Study Type: Part-time
  • Study Duration: 3 years (HND), 18-24 months (HNC)
  • Level: Level 4 and 5
  • Campus: Leek
  • September
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Certificate of Education (FE & Skills) & PGCE (FE & Skills)

  • Course type: Higher Education
  • Study Type: Part-time
  • Study Duration: 2 years
  • Level: Level 5
  • Campus: Buxton
  • September
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BA (Hons) Education Studies (Top Up Programme)

  • Course type: Higher Education
  • Study Type: Part-time
  • Study Duration: 1 year
  • Level: Level 5
  • Campus: Leek
  • September
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Foundation Degree Children's and Young People's Services for Teaching Assistants

  • Course type: Higher Education
  • Study Type: Part-time
  • Study Duration: 3 years part time at Buxton / 2 years part time at Leek
  • Campus: Buxton, Leek
  • September
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Foundation Degree Children's and Young People's Services for Early Years Practitioners

  • Course type: Higher Education
  • Study Type: Part-time
  • Study Duration: 3 years part time at Buxton / 2 years part time at Leek
  • Level: Level 4 and 5
  • Campus: Buxton, Leek
  • September
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Foundation Degree Children's and Young People's Services for Health & Social Care

  • Course type: Higher Education
  • Study Type: Part-time
  • Study Duration: 3 years
  • Level: Level 4 and 5
  • Campus: Buxton, Leek
  • September
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