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 rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework and Top 30 in The Guardian Good University Guide 2019. 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. Congratulations to our class of 2017 who Graduated on Saturday 11th November – you can read more here. Pictured below is Julie Davies who received an Award of Excellence for her Foundation Degree (Arts) in Children’s and Young People’s Service (Teaching Assistant), pictured with Len Tidsley College Principal, at the event.
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.