Blackburn College

Feilden Street Blackburn Lancashire BB2 1LH

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Blackburn College proudly sits at heart of the local community as one of the largest Further Education colleges in the North West.

Since its founding in 1888, people from all over Lancashire have developed their skills, re-trained and moved to higher levels of study with Blackburn College’s support. The College is at the heart of the multi-racial community of Blackburn with Darwen and aims to provide social cohesion in an area of high deprivation, working with a range of local partnerships to contribute to the wider prosperity and regeneration of East Lancashire.

Delivering high quality education and training and increasing its customer’s life chances, the College provides learning opportunities to over 10,000 students at all levels and across a wide range of sectors, meeting the needs of the local community by offering a broad curriculum. This includes A-Levels, Technical and Vocational Courses, Apprenticeships, Degree-level qualifications and a range of programmes for Adult learners including shorter, part-time courses.

The College is in the midst of a host of exciting new developments including the complete redevelopment of the College’s Victoria Building which opened in 1888 and the redevelopment of the College’s Motor Vehicle facilities to respond to changing industry demands. An extensive redevelopment of the College’s Sixth Form has already taken place, culminating in the opening of Blackburn Sixth Form in September 2021.

Our first class, town centre campus has the perfect mix of state-of-the art classrooms, workshop facilities and town centre amenities.

Current Blackburn College results are outstanding. The College is currently enjoying a 100% A-Level Pass rate in key subjects including Biology, Physics, Maths, Law, Accounting and Psychology, and an overall BTEC pass rate of 99.7%. The College is Top in Lancashire for All Age Timely Apprenticeship success.

Blackburn College has a strong and sustained reputation for developing effective partnerships with the business community to serve the needs of local employers in recruiting, retaining and retraining their workforce. The College offers Apprenticeship recruitment and training in a range of job roles, including Management, Accountancy and Business, Gas, Construction Trades, Digital, Health and Early years. Our Work Placement Team collaborates with local employers to support over 2,000 full time students each year to benefit from meaningful work placements, helping to prepare the pipeline of future talent. Employers also contribute to our curriculum design and development, ensuring that the training we offer meets the demands of local industry. We welcome connections from businesses large and small, from all sectors of industry and from across Lancashire, to help keep our College connected with the local business community and to provide our students with career opportunities.

This is an exciting time to join, work or collaborate with Blackburn College as staff and students work tirelessly to achieve the College’s mission of ‘transforming students’ lives and our community, through excellent education, training and support’.