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Aylesbury College

Aylesbury College
Established 1962
Type Further education college
Principal Karen Mitchell
Students 3,000
Location Aylesbury, England
Website http://www.aylesbury.ac.uk/

Aylesbury College is a general further education college in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England. It educates students in a broad range of vocational fields, including Creative Arts, Health and Social Care, Hair and Beauty, Hospitality and Catering, Construction, Business and IT in addition to A Level and GCSE in its Sixth Form Centre.

Education

Although many learners are aged 16–18, the College offers a range of programmes for employers and employees, including Apprenticeships, Traineeships, and other work based training. In 2011/12 the college enrolled approximately 1,812 students in full-time courses and 812 in part-time courses.[1]

In May 2013 Aylesbury College received a rating of 'Good' from Ofsted following a full inspection.[1]

Facilities

In 2007 the College undertook significant change following a large £30 Million building project to provide a new modern learning environment.[2]

The new build was been designed to provide a "real world" feel to vocational learning including, training kitchens, and The Hardings Training Restaurant,[3] a Commercial Hair Salon with beauty treatment rooms and reception,[4] a sports hall with dance studio and gym, a photography studio, media and edit suite, engineering workshops, and a state of the art learning centre.[5]

Higher education

Aylesbury College in partnership with local universities offers degree level courses at its own higher education centre. Buckinghamshire New University is particularly close with the college and provides accreditation for most of the courses on offer.[6]

Local links

Aylesbury College has ties with local secondary education establishments, Aylesbury Vale Academy, John Colet School, The Grange School and Cottesloe School.

In September 2013 Buckinghamshire University Technical College opened in a new building located on the Aylesbury College campus. The university technical college is co-sponsored by Aylesbury College and Buckinghamshire New University.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b http://www.aylesbury.ac.uk/media/168841/aylesbury_college_ofsted_report_13th_may_2013.pdf
  2. ^ Aylesbury College
  3. ^ Harding's Restaurant
  4. ^ Intuition Salon
  5. ^ Aylesbury College
  6. ^ Aylesbury College
  7. ^ http://www.aylesbury.ac.uk/about-us/university-technical-college/

External links

  • Aylesbury College Website
  • Office for Standards in Education 2013 Inspection Report
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