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Welcome

At Buckinghamshire College Group, we are passionate about helping people of all ages and abilities to achieve their learning goals and life aspirations. Everything we do is geared towards giving you the best possible college learning experience and to enhance your future employment prospects.

 





  • The College

    We work closely with employers for the benefit of our students, businesses and the local community.

    We are the largest provider of apprenticeship training in the area and also provide bespoke training solutions for local employers to help upskill your workforce and increase productivity. We see our partnerships with employers as a two-way relationship.   

    We hope you will want to be part of Buckinghamshire College Group and we very much look forward to welcoming you.

    For further information and learn more please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

     

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  • Why choose Buckinghamshire College Group?

    Our Adult Learner Courses are perfect way to improve your business by giving you and your staff the opportunity to gain skills and a qualification without disrupting your day-to-day work life. 

    With our range of distance learning courses, students have the flexibility to complete the course in their own time, everything is done remotely via post, email or telephone! This includes initial enquiry, enrolment pack, resources and tutor support and robust feedback. The courses we offer are easy to set up, practical for busy learners and fully transparent; with no hidden fees and no extra costs!

    With our courses, you can:

    • Upskill an existing workforce
    • Prepare an employee to begin a new role
    • Decrease staff turnover through continued learning

    About the Courses

    All of our students are given access to our online campus through their own personal login and password. Once logged in you can access your course materials, lessons, resources and assignments in your own time. Assignments are uploaded through your account and the process is easy intuitive.

    • 24/7/365 access to all of your course materials- all lessons, assignments and resources are available from the moment you enrol
    • Instant access to your course after you enrol- start studying immediately!
    • Integrated chat and messaging systems so that you can contact your tutor
    • Online assignment uploads to save time in returning marks and feedback.
    • Links to further resources and information available on courses
    • Self-led learning on all courses- study in your own time and work through your assignments at your own pace
    • Safe e-portfolio of your work is kept under lock and key on our secure servers
    • Progress bar to show the work you have completed and how many tasks you still have to complete on your course
    • Detailed help centre with step-by-step instructions on getting the most from your course and how to upload assignments and contact your tutor

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  • How to enrol

    It’s simple. Just click the ‘apply button’ on the course you are interested in and follow the instructions on the application form and submit. We will then send you an online enrolment link and payment form. Once this is received your online course joining instructions and work books will be sent out to you and you can start your course immediately.

    Employers:

    If you are an employer looking to enrol employees, just click on the “apply button” complete the application form with details of your employees and payment method. Once this is received a member of our Business Development Team will be in touch to complete the enrolment process with you and start your employees on their chosen course.

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  • Fees & Funding

    Online Courses
    Our online courses start from as little as £99. Once you have applied, we will send you enrolment information, including a secure payment link.

    Healthtec Courses
    All off our HealthTec courses can be booked directly through our Online Store. For more bespoke options, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before booking.

    CSCS Courses
    All off our CSCS courses can be booked directly through our Online Store.

    Funding is not available for any of our Adult Learner Courses

    Read our Fees Policy

    Are you a CITB registered employer?
    You can apply for CITB grants to help with apprenticeships and training costs. For more information, please contact Sarah Peace, CITB Advisor for Buckinghamshire:

    • T : 07557 541248
    • E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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  • Have you considered taking on an Apprentice?

    Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way to grow talent and develop a motivated and qualified team of employees. It allows you to develop people in a way that promotes the specific skills required by your business and industry. This can improve productivity within your workforce and the quality of your product or service. 

    From 11th January 2022 employers can apply for a payment of £3,000 for new apprentices with an employment start date from 1st October 2021 to 31st January 2022. We suggest that you consider the following points when deciding whether an apprenticeship is best for your organisation:

    • Where is there a need for additional resource in your organisation?
    • Who will be the mentor for your apprentice?
    • Will you need to invest in any extra facilities to accommodate your apprentice?



    As part of our service we can support your business with:

    • Advertising the Apprenticeship vacancy
    • Manage the applications received in line with your individual requirements
    • Match prospective candidates already known to us
    • Conduct initial pre-screening for candidates
    • Carry out visits to your premises alongside regular reviews to support you, your staff and your apprentice
    • Advice on any grants or funding where available

    Our team will provide:

    • A fee free recruitment service.
    • Personal 1:1 Apprenticeship Levy advice and guidance.
    • A dedicated Account Manager.
    • Industry experienced, professional, technical trainers.
    • Bespoke programmes available upon request.
    • An Essex priority skills focus.
    • Free employer events.


  • Could an Industry Placement benefit your business?

    Industry work placements are a great way to support 16-19 year old students to develop their employability and to help them learn the skills that your business requires from it’s future workforce.

    We have well motivated students seeking work placements that range from 30 hours up to 60 days a year. Placements are designed to deliver real benefits in a time frame that suits you. You can opt for a single students for a week or several students a few hours at a time. We will work with you find out what is best for your business needs.

    Industry placements are about providing students with high-quality, meaningful training, not work. Therefore, providing a salary to students on an industry placement is optional because the placement forms part of a 16-19 education and training programme.

    The College will ensure students understand the unique learning opportunity the industry placement offers.

    Department of Education expects the College and the Employers providing the placements to fully comply with the industry placement core principles and guidance as well as their roles and responsibilities set out in the official guidance.

    The placement:
    • cannot be delivered remotely
    • must be relevant to occupational specialism
    • can be split across 2 employers
    • must be for a minimum of 45 days (315 hours)

     


    Highly skilled, work-ready students are here to build your business and create opportunities for your organisation. Industry placements are already helping employers go further forward, faster and you can join this vocational revolution right now!

    With an industry placement you can:
    • Help nurture and develop talent
    • Increase capacity
    • Create extra resources for specific projects
    • Bring in people with imaginative, new ideas
    • Diversify your workplace skills-sets

    If you would to provide an industry placement for one or more of our students Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01296 588 255

  • Yep, there is even more!

    Did you know we offer more industry recognised qualifications through E-Careers?

    These courses can be delivered through eLearning, classroom, or a blended approach to guarantee there is a learning style that suits you. Whether you are interested in professional qualifications, skills development or personal hobbies and interests, we are sure we have something for you.

    Enrol anytime, anywhere!

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  • Earn while you learn!

    If you have experience in a trade industry, then we want to hear from you!

    We currently have positions at every entry point, in order to start a career in education, from practical instructors, workshop support, assessors and lecturers in Brickwork, Carpentry, Electrical, Motor Vehicle, Plumbing and Multi-skills from £22K - £31k plus market premium, dependent on qualifications and experience.

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    As a caring employer, Buckinghamshire College Group offers a wide range of benefits to staff. We work closely with a range of staff forums to regularly review and update these benefits. Current benefits offered to staff include:

    • Pensions – LGPS or Teachers Pensions
    • Flexible working options
    • Generous Holiday allowance
    • Free car parking
    • Child care voucher scheme
    • Eye Tests and contribution to glasses
    • Subsidised on site Nursery at the Aylesbury Campus
    • Use of the dance studio and large sports hall at the Aylesbury Campus
    • Discounted hair and beauty treatments
    • Staff Development opportunities as well as regular events
    • Employee Assistance Programme which includes a 24 hour help line and counselling services for staff
    • Occupational Health Service
    • Annual Staff Achievement Awards and ceremony
    • Employee of the month scheme with £100 in vouchers for the winner
    • Use of the learning centre resources
    • Excellent and inexpensive food and drinks outlets
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