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Burnley College

Princess Way, Burnley BB12 0AN

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Burnley College has an exceptional reputation for ensuring students, of all ages and backgrounds, build successful futures and are empowered to change their lives.

College leaders, tutors and support staff alike share a passion for ensuring every student achieves to their full potential and has the opportunity to develop as an individual, enjoying life-changing and life-enhancing experiences and becoming a useful member of society.

From its £100 million Campus in the heart of Pennine Lancashire, Burnley College offers a comprehensive range of A Level, Vocational programmes and T Levels; acclaimed Apprenticeship and bespoke business training packages; Adult Learning at all levels, from hobby courses and vital Maths and English qualifications to Access to Higher Education programmes and professional qualifications, and has a bespoke University Courses Centre, offering career-focussed degree courses and Degree Apprenticeships which provide graduates with the skills and experience needed by Employers, as well as much-valued support, advice and guidance.

College learners and Tutors regularly achieve high profile success on a local, regional, national and international stage, including National Teaching Awards, in the World Skills contest, a Beacon Award for Employer Engagement, national law and debating contests, trade skills contest, apprenticeship awards and more.

In 2021, students achieved a 100% A Level pass rate and recorded a 100% Advanced Vocational programme pass rate for the 18th consecutive year. Each year, students progress to top Russell Group universities (with students securing coveted places at Oxford University and the University of Cambridge over the years), as well as top dance and performing arts schools and into apprenticeships with some of the region’s top employers.

The College offers an unrivalled programme of extra-curricular activities to boost learning opportunities, including trips to Thailand and the United States, as well as across the UK and Europe, alongside a fun-packed Freshers’ Fair and daily sports or community-building activities. A comprehensive programme of expert guest speakers, workshops and seminars enhances the learning experience for students, who also enjoy regular Student Development Days to promote the additional skills valued by universities and employers alike, including innovation, problem-solving, communication and resilience.

With dedicated Safeguarding, Health and Wellbeing staff, the mental and physical wellbeing of all members of the Burnley College community is of paramount importance, with focussed activities on a group and individual level in place to ensure healthy habits are developed to last a lifetime.

The College is committed to continuous investment to provide an inspirational environment for all learners. Recent developments include a four-storey teaching black dedicated to Healthcare learning provision, with a ward simulation setting. The College’s award-winning fitness centre is being extended to meet demand, with state of the art equipment including a world-class environment chamber and cryotherapy suite. These additional facilities complement the existing university-standard science labs; a robotics suite; engineering workshops fitted with industry-standard advanced manufacturing equipment; high-tech learning spaces and performance and rehearsal studios.