Aylesbury College’s 50th Birthday
2012 marks the 50th Anniversary of Aylesbury College and we will be celebrating with a series of events throughout the next twelve months.
Founded in 1962, Aylesbury College of Further Education was maintained by Buckinghamshire County Council and its Education Committee until we were incorporated in 1993 and the name was changed to Aylesbury College. Currently, the College is directed by a Governing Body of 20 members, of whom the majority lives and/or works in the local community.
The first Principal of Aylesbury College, G. W. Line, wrote, ‘It is hoped that the new College will become a centre for cultural and general education.’ Fifty years later, the College is very much at the centre of the community.
The College, now situated in a magnificent new building, provides education and training for approximately 4,500 part-time students and 1,500 full-time students. We offer a wide range of vocational courses including hospitality and catering, construction, childcare, hair and beauty and sport, and are proud of our purpose-built commercial facilities that enable us to provide the on-the-job training that helps our students become work-ready.
The College offers more than vocational courses, including a range of A Levels and GCSEs available through our Sixth Form Centre as well as our Higher Education courses which can culminate in a foundation degree with UCAS points that can be used toward an Honours degree at one of our partner Universities or other institutions of higher education.
With its partnerships within the community, with business groups and area Universities, Aylesbury College has grown into Buckinghamshire’s Integrated Learning Campus, a comprehensive educational facility.