Aylesbury College

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Aylesbury College
Established 1962
Type Further education college
Principal Karen Mitchell
Students 5,500
Location Aylesbury, England
51°48′50″N 0°49′22″W / 51.8140°N 0.8229°W / 51.8140; -0.8229Coordinates: 51°48′50″N 0°49′22″W / 51.8140°N 0.8229°W / 51.8140; -0.8229
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.


Although many learners are aged 16–18, the College offers a range of programmes for employers and employees, including apprenticeships, Train to Gain and skills accounts. In 2008/09 the college enrolled approximately 1,575 students aged 16–18, 2,296 students aged over 18, and 224 students under 16 in part-time and full-time courses.[1]

The overall success rate at the college is in line with the national average, with some outstanding success in courses in Level 1, and 2 (GCSE level and below).[1] In May 2013 Aylesbury College received a rating of 'Good' from Ofsted.


The College has recently undergone a large £30 Million building project to provide a new modern learning environment.[2]

The new build has 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[edit]

Aylesbury College in partnership with local universities has recently started offering degree level courses at its own higher education centre, known as Aylesbury Vale University Centre or AVUC. Buckinghamshire New University is particularly close with the college and provides accreditation for most of the courses on offer.[6]

Local links[edit]

Aylesbury College has ties with local establishments, Quarrendon School, John Colet School, The Grange School and Cottesloe School.

In September 2013 Buckinghamshire University Technical College will open in a new building at the Aylesbury College campus. It is a new university technical college which is co-sponsored by Aylesbury College and Buckinghamshire New University.


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