Adult Students

If you're aged 19 or over, there are a range of courses and learning opportunities for you at Blackburn College. As well as being able to choose a range of short and introductory level courses, you could choose to take GCSE English or Maths, a range of Professional Courses or even an Access to Higher Education Diploma to take the first steps towards completing a degree.

Our 19+ students range in age from 19 to 80 plus - they decide to study at Blackburn College for a number of reasons: to develop skills for employment and career development, to gain a professional qualification in the field the work in, to get a qualification that will open up new areas of employment, or for pleasure and personal interest.

We offer courses from absolute beginners level through to professional, degree and postgraduate level in a wide range of subject areas.

A FREE Careers Advice Service

As an adult student it can be daunting working out which course is right for you as well as getting information about the financial support that is available to you. We recommend to all 19+ students to make an appointment with one of our Careers Advisors and Student Finance Advisors. 

Daily appointments are available as well as daily 'Quick Query' sessions. Simply phone 01254 29 29 29 or email thehub@blackburn.ac.uk and we can either book you a longer appointment or confirm a time for a quick chat with one of our Advisors.

A route to earning more...

You can progress from many courses from an introductory level to Degree level without ever leaving Blackburn. Every year we welcome a large number of students who start a course only to return the following year on a higher level course until they leave with a degree! These students go on to gain promotions, change career or profession or even gain their first full-time roles.

Take inspiration from our current students...

Make sure you read our Student Stories from successful 19+ students. You will find many of their stories inspiring and we hope that they will encourage you to start your learning journey with us. Why not watch the video below of former 19+ student Tracy Rigg who is now a Probation Officer?

Get in touch

If you have questions about what course to choose or whether returning to study is right for you, get in touch and we'll guide you through your options and let you know what support's available.

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