Ofsted Good Group Photo
  • The latest full Ofsted inspection was September 2018. The college is currently assessed as ‘Good’.
  • The College has outstanding financial health.
  • The College has approved status from the Office for Students for its Access and Participation Plan.
  • The College is an approved provider on the national Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers.
  • The College has been approved to deliver T Levels in: Digital, Education and Childcare, Health and Science.
A Level Results Day Students
  • Over £25m+ facilities investment in Bury over the past 10 years.
  • The College has an annual turnover of £29.5 million.
  • The College holds Matrix quality standard for information, advice and guidance.
  • Over 2,350 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.
Catering Apprenticeships
  • The College also delivers from several Community Venues.
  • The College is investing c.£10 million (£6.45 million College, £2.25 million GMCA, £1.2million DfE funds) in Health, Life Sciences and STEM across 2018-2022.
  • The College holds BTEC College of the Year 2020 – Silver Certificate award.
  • Over 350 employers work with the College each year to support Apprenticeships, work experience placements and commercial activities
Student studying in the library
  • Over 1,500 of all Full-Time students were in receipt of Financial Support in 2019-20 including 16-19 bursary, free school meals, care to learn, discretionary learner support funds and HE bursaries.
  • Over 500 students progressed into employment or onto an Apprenticeship in 2020.
  • Over 750 students progressed onto university in 2020.
  • 464 learners in-learning on a Bury College Apprenticeship at 31 July 2020.
  • The College has 520 staff.

The College offers:

  • 21 A-Levels
  • 7 Applied qualifications
  • 3 T-Levels (3 further to follow from Autumn 2022)
  • 17 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 10 areas
  • Access to: Learning Further Education (L1 and L2) and Higher Education (L3)
  • 20 University subjects across Access, Foundation Diploma, HNC, HND, CertEd, PGCE, Foundation Degree and Degree levels.


Information updated November 2021


Contact Us

We are here to help you.