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  • 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.
  • Over £25m spent on accommodation in the last 10 years.
  • The College has an annual turnover of £27.2 million.
  • The College holds Matrix quality standard for information, advice and guidance.
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  • The College has a 99.1% pass rate for A-levels and Vocational level 3 courses – August 2019.
  • The College is one of the top 10% FE colleges in the country for progress in English and Maths – January 2019. 
  • The College has several 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 10+ 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 2018-2021, with a new centre due to open September 2021.
  • Over 550 employers work with the College each year to support Apprenticeships and commercial activities
  • Approximately 450 employers support the College annually with work experience placements.
Catering Apprenticeships
  • Approximately 450 employers support the College annually with work experience placements.
  • Over 1,500 of all Full Time students were in receipt of Financial Support in 2018– 2019 including 16-19 Bursary, Free Schools Meals, Care to Learn and Discretionary Learner Support Funds.
  • 540 students progressed into employment or onto an Apprenticeship in 2018.
  • Approximately 770 students progressed onto university 2018.
  • 810 learners in-learning on a Bury College Apprenticeship at September 2019.
  • The College has 575 staff.

The College offers:

  • A-levels
  • Applied qualifications 
  • Vocational areas covering courses across levels 1-3
  • Foundation Study Pathways covering pre-entry, entry level, L1 and L2
  • Apprenticeships
  • Access to: Learning FE (L2) and HE (L3),
  • University courses across 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


Information updated October 2019


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