Bury College


Bury College

Bury College is an institute of higher learning for the borough of Bury, England. In 2006 the college’s A level pass rate was above the national average at 99.1%. It has recently been rewarded 'Level 1' status for all aspects of the college. This award is reserved for exceptional colleges within the UK.

History

The college was originally formed from a merger of Peel Sixth Form College on Wellington Street, Bury Technical College on Market Street and Stand Sixth Form College in Whitefield. It became a Tertiary College in 1987.

Bury College has been recognised as a Centre of Vocational Excellence (CoVE) in two areas:

* Early Years Development and Childcare
* Management Skills and Business Services

Bury College was awarded Learning and Skills Beacon Status in September 2004, which is a national award for recognition of innovation and excellence in the learning and skills sector.

Location

Bury College has invested £25 million in recent years in buildings and facilities that now form a large, single campus on Market Street Bury.

The Beacon Centre, opened in 2005, provides first class facilities for Performance Arts, Humanities, Languages, Health and Social Care and Pre-entry to Uniformed Services. It accommodates the College's Centre of Vocational Excellence in Early Years Development and Childcare, together with a theatre, dance and rehearsal studios, a new recording studio, language lab and coffee bar.

The Millennium Centre provides a modern learning environment equipped with excellent studios, laboratories, IT suites, Learning Resource Centres and classrooms and is primarily the sixth form A level centre of the college.

The Prospects Centre is the technology centre of the College. It has specialist laboratories, workshops and IT suites to accommodate a wide range of technology based subjects.

The Woodbury Centre houses considerable vocational facilities including hairdressing and beauty salons, restaurant and catering facilities and art and design studios as well as specialist facilities for the College’s Centre of Vocational Excellence (CoVE) in Management Skills and Business Services.

Bury College Nursery is a fifty-place nursery which opened in September 2004 and provides places for students with young children, and the local community.

Aspire Building currently contains sports facilities and is used for examinations.

Age range

Bury College is a sixth form college catering for school leavers pursuing A Levels, Vocational qualifications or Apprenticeships. The college has approximately 8000 adult learners annually, focusing strongly on employability skills and work-based learning. There is a Business Solutions team and an Apprenticeship team that support this activity and liaise with employers. Bury College also caters for 14–16 year old students studying for 'applied' GCSEs when sponsored by their schools.

Mission statementThe College has an overarching vision of:-
* Developing Individual Potential
* Inspiring Excellence
* Promoting Prosperity Through Knowledge

External links

* [http://www.burycollege.ac.uk/ Bury College]


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