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BMC is delighted to be placed highest in the East Midlands for 16-18 (Level 3) year old achievement for the third year in a row!

In a government review of General FE and Specialist Colleges, BMC has been ranked top across the whole of the East Midlands for achievement among 16-18 year old learners studying Level 3 qualifications, which are equivalent to A Levels.

With an 89.9% achievement rate, BMC stood more than 3% (3.6%) above the National rate of FE and Specialist providers for Level 3 qualifications (86.3).

These statistics highlight the benefits of studying at BMC, demonstrating the College’s commitment to providing a high-standard learning experience, in addition to fantastic state-of-the-art facilities.

BMC is based across two campuses and offers qualifications from Entry Level all the way up to Degree Level.  The Creative and Service Industries Campus in Melton Mowbray provides qualifications in Performing Arts, Film and TV Production, Catering and Hospitality, Hair and Beauty, Life and Living Skills, Early Years, Health and Care Professions and Teacher Training.

The Brooksby Campus, based 6 miles away from the Melton site, offers qualifications in Agriculture, Animal Care, Equine Studies, Construction and Joinery, Countryside Management, Horticulture, Floristry, Land-based Service Engineering, Motor Vehicle Engineering, Sport and Foundation Studies.

Mark Bendle, Interim Principal and Chief Executive of BMC, commented “Here at BMC we have had another fantastic year for 16-18 year old achievement at Level 3. I am immensely proud of how hardworking and dedicated all of our students and staff have been this year.

The college works very hard to ensure that our students receive excellent teaching from industry-expert staff, dedicated student support, and state-of-the-art facilities. We also have a strong focus on employability and industry links, so students leave us with all of the skills needed to begin a successful and fulfilling career in their chosen industry.

It is hugely rewarding to be able to support so many students to follow their dreams every year, and we are always delighted to celebrate the achievements of our students at our end of year awards ceremonies, which we have recently hosted at the college.’

BMC has recently invested £27.7 million in state-of-the-art facilities across both of its campuses, with the aim of further enhancing the student experience. The Melton campus has benefitted from brand new rehearsal facilities for performing arts students, state-of-the-art production and editing facilities for media students, and industry-standard salons for hair and beauty students. Students also benefitted from the development of the brand new Rural Catering Centre, which features industry-standard facilities for Hospitality and Catering students. In addition, the campus has seen improved facilities for students with learning difficulties, allowing all BMC students to flourish in the college environment.

The specialist land-based campus at Brooksby has benefitted from an extension of the purpose-built animal care centre, fantastic equine facilities such as a brand new Equine Rehabilitation Centre, a £3.6million investment in a state-of-the-art sports complex, and brand new workshops for engineering and environmental industries students, including new glasshouses for the latter. The Brooksby Campus has also seen improvements in the form of new student accommodation.

If you want to be part of something amazing, there is still time to join BMC this September! Why not visit a BMC open day to find out more? Upcoming open events can be found here.


Data taken from National Achievement Rate Tables https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/national-achievement-rates-tables-2016-to-2017

The dataset was produced by cross-referencing the UKPRN for ‘East Midlands’ Colleges based on the published ‘Home Region’ against the ‘Education & Training Headline Overall Achievement Rates For Institutions’ – with data filtered on ’16-18’, ‘Level 3’, ‘Specialist’ and ‘General FE and Tertiary College’ (excluding specialist art colleges).