The latest full Ofsted inspection was September 2018. The college is currently assessed as ‘Good’.
The College has outstanding financial health.
The College is rated Silver against the Higher Education Teaching Excellence Framework – approved June 2018.
The College has approved status from the Office for Students for its Access and Participation Plan – approved September 2018.
The College is an approved provider on the national Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers – re-approved July 2019.
The College has been approved to pilot T Levels commencing September 2021 in: Construction, Digital, Education and Childcare, Health and Science.
Over £25m spent on accommodation in the last 10 years.
The College has an annual turnover of £29.1 million.
The College holds Matrix quality standard for information, advice and guidance re-approved May 2020 for three years.
Over 2500 individuals supported with English and maths GCSE resits annually. We are consistently one of the top performing colleges for English and maths.
The College has eleven centres at its Market Street campus in Bury: Woodbury, A-level, University/ Enterprise, Millennium, Beacon, Innovation, Prospects, Construction Skills, Endeavour, Aspire, Sports.
The College also delivers from several Community Venues.
The College is investing £6.75 million (£4.5 million College and £2.25 million GMCA funds) in Health, Life Sciences and STEM across 2018-2022.
The College holds BTEC College of the Year 2020 – Silver Certificate award.
Over 550 employers work with the college each year to support Apprenticeships and commercial activities.
Over 500 employers support the college annually with work experience placements.
Over 1,500 of all Full-Time students were in receipt of Financial Support in 2019-20 including 16-19 Bursary, Free Schools Meals, Care to Learn and Discretionary Learner Support Funds.
c450 students progressed into employment or onto an Apprenticeship in 2019.
Approximately 700 students progressed onto university 2019.
464 learners in-learning on a Bury College Apprenticeship at 31 Jul 20 (190 @ Level 2; 245 @ L3; 11 @ L4; 18 @ L5) (1,260 at Nov 2017).
The College has 550 staff.
The College offers:
7 Applied qualifications.
18 Vocational areas covering multiple courses across Levels 1-3.
Wide range of Foundation Study Pathways covering Pre-Entry, Entry Level, L1 and L2.
Apprenticeships across 13 sector areas.
Access to: Learning FE (L2) and HE (L3).
22 University subjects including Access, Foundation Diploma, HNC, HND, CertEd, PGCE, Foundation Degree and Degree levels.
The College has received approval to deliver T Levels from September 2021 in: Construction, Digital, Education & Childcare, Health & Science.