Thanks for joining us online for our Mini Online Open Event!
We would love to be able to show you around our Aylesbury campus and meet you face to face, however, due to the current circumstances we felt the responsible thing to do was to help keep people safe, and try to give you a taste of what college is like from the comfort of your own home instead!
Hopefully we’ll be able to meet you in person soon, but until then you’ll be able to ‘meet’ our Principal Karen Mitchell in the video below, where you’ll find out what College courses are all about.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- Our Aylesbury campus was relaunched in 2008 with purpose-built, modern workshops and classrooms to provide a contemporary workplace for students. The campus operates commercial businesses such as Harding’s Restaurant, Intuition Hair and Beauty and is home to the recently launched HealthTec Thames Valley - an experiential learning centre for the healthcare sector.
The campus has specialist workshops for construction, technology and motor vehicle programmes and fully-equipped commercial kitchens for hospitality and catering students. We have dedicated salons for hairdressing and beauty therapy programmes and specially designed studios for games design and creative media programmes. Our Life Skills Centre is designed to give young adults with high needs the best possible start in life. We also operate a refectory, restaurant, deli and a very comprehensive student gym.
- Clare Rooney - Vice Principal Learning & Quality
Clare began her vocational career as an Aylesbury College student and studied a 2-year Apprenticeship in hairdressing. Clare has worked at the College for 18 years following a successful career within the hairdressing and beauty therapy industries.
Her passion within her quality role is to provide all students across all curriculum areas with a high quality, inspirational teaching and learning experience. Clare has previously worked as an inspector for Ofsted, holds a post 16 teaching degree and a Master’s degree in Leadership and Management.
- HealthTec is a unique health simulation centre based in the Aylesbury Campus of the Buckinghamshire College Group and is a Partnership with NHS Health Education England.
We provide young people and adults with a practical insight into the 350+ careers available within the NHS and the Health & Social care sector, and an opportunity to experience working in Healthcare scenarios alongside healthcare professionals.
We can offer sessions both at our base in Aylesbury and mobile sessions across the Thames Valley and Oxfordshire.
HealthTec Thames Valley provides immersive and inspirational learning experiences which will:
- Provide young people the opportunity to meet and work alongside clinical and non-clinical staff from the sector.
- Provide experiences which follow patient pathways and increase skill levels in basic first aid (including resuscitation, AED and unconscious casualty).
- Raise awareness of the wide variety of careers with the NHS and social care, with emphasis on roles identified in the local area as priorities for recruitment.
- Raise awareness of the educational pathways, including work-based, apprenticeship and higher education.
- Inform students to be able to make healthy lifestyle choices.
- Subjects available at this campus include:
Art & Design
Business & Enterprise
Catering & Hospitality
Computing & IT
Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy
Health & Social Care & Childcare
Hair & Media Make-up
Plumbing & Gas
Having difficulty figuring out how you are going to get to College?
Aylesbury Campus is located near the town centre on the A418 and is a 5 minute walk from the Aylesbury bus and railway stations.
We make it straightforward travelling to and from our campuses, as we have our own fleet of buses as well as close links with local Buckinghamshire Transport networks. If you are travelling to Amersham campus from Aylesbury, the College runs a full-size private coach to offer you a cheaper alternative to rail. Our minibuses operate at minimal cost around the region with pick up points at popular spots (including Amersham station) to ensure getting to College is as easy as possible.