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Discover your future at the upcoming Buxton & Leek College Open Event

Buxton & Leek College Open Event

Are you considering your next steps after school and wondering what to do with your future? Or perhaps you are a bit older and looking to switch your career? Or maybe you just fancy meeting some like-minded people and learning a new skill? Buxton & Leek College offers an array of opportunities to explore your interests and develop new skills.

Their first open event of the year takes place on Saturday 20th April 2024, 10am to 1pm at both campuses, so whatever your circumstances, BLC can offer you the opportunity to discover your future self!

Buxton & Leek College Open Event

At the Buxton campus, visitors can explore facilities such as simulated hospital wards, professional industry kitchens, a hair & beauty salon, and a childcare nursery. Various subject areas including Public Services, Hospitality & Catering, Sport, Business, Motor Vehicle, and Education & Childcare will be showcased.

Buxton & Leek College Open Event

Buxton & Leek College Open Event

Meanwhile, the Leek campus boasts state-of-the-art workshops and facilities such as Salon Inspire for hair & beauty, the Leek School of Art, and engineering and carpentry workshops. Subjects like Art & Design, Hair & Beauty, Carpentry & Joinery, and Engineering will be highlighted.

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T Levels: new way to develop your career

This relatively new way of learning offers an innovative approach to education. T Levels give you the chance to gain meaningful work experience alongside your studies; this includes a substantial work placement of 45 days with an employer focused on developing the practical and technical skills required for the occupation.

Why study a T Level?

  • 80% classroom learning, 20% workplace learning
  • 45 day work placement
  • Equivalent to three A Levels
  • A nationally recognised qualification
  • Opportunity to build essential skills desired by employers
  • Progression to employment, university, or a Higher Apprenticeship

Each year Buxton & Leek College has expanded its T Level options across various subject areas and they now offer Engineering, Carpentry & Joinery, Education and Childcare, Health Science and Digital, with Culinary coming soon. These pathways can lead to a wide variety of exciting careers.

School leavers interested in the nationally recognised qualification will be able to speak to tutors about T Levels at the Open Event.

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For those seeking a more hands-on learning experience, the college’s Apprenticeship team provides guidance on starting a career while earning a wage. With Apprenticeship routes available in diverse fields ranging from Business Management and Finance to Hospitality, Catering and more.

Buxton & Leek College Open Day

Before the Open Event, visit the BLC website to explore their offerings. Subjects range from art and design to carpentry, engineering, and much more.

The college offers flexibility in study times and locations to accommodate existing commitments. With a core value of inclusivity, BLC welcomes students of all ages, abilities, and ambitions. Social events, clubs, and volunteering opportunities foster a vibrant student life. Still uncertain? All the more reason to attend the Open Event!

Buxton & Leek College Open Day

Local Skills Improvement Fund to enhance learning offering 

In February, Buxton & Leek College celebrated securing a portion of £3.2M from the Local Skills Improvement Fund (LSIF), earmarked for investment in cutting-edge facilities, industry-standard equipment, and the expansion of curriculum offerings, to support people to gain the skills needed to launch careers in priority sectors and support the local economy to grow.

This exciting news underscores the college’s commitment to nurturing future talent.

Vice Principal Claire Poole said, “The industry-standard equipment, and our partnerships with local companies within the Staffordshire and Derbyshire area, will ensure that by the time our students leave us they have the skills, experience, and expertise to hit the ground running in their careers.”

Buxton & Leek College Open Day

You can book a place at Buxton & Leek College’s next Open Event on 20th April 2024 at blc.ac.uk

Open Events in 2024

If you are unable to attend in person, BLC’s website offers virtual tours of each campus and there are other Open Events this summer with more planned for later in the year:

Thursday 16th May and Saturday 22nd June.

Find out more

For more information about any of the courses offered at Buxton and Leek College, call 0800 074 0099, email at [email protected], or, come along to an Open Event.

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T: 0800 074 0099

E: [email protected]