School Leavers

It’s entirely up to you what you do after your GCSEs! We offer a variety of courses that are designed to give you a head start towards your future career. Don’t worry though, we’ll offer a helping hand in ensuring you pick the course that’s right for you.

Why Blackburn College?

Simply put, we care. Whether your goal is university or employment, we'll make sure we put you on the path to achieving your dreams. We pride ourselves on being a safe, inclusive college where you can really be yourself! 

Choosing the right course for you

We specialise in A Levels, Vocational/BTEC courses and Apprenticeships. Each of these qualifications is a fantastic route into a successful career – but it’s important you choose the one that’s right for you. Browse our dedicated A-Levels, Vocational and Apprenticeships sections to find out more information about these types of courses.

Need some help deciding which type of course is right for you? Contact Student Services for guidance from our expert advisors. 

Entry requirements

Each course will have its own unique set of entry requirements - depending on the level of the course you choose and the subject area. Please check a subject's course leaflet for more information.

From 2017 onwards, there is a brand new GCSE grading system being phased in. The current A* to G system will eventually be replaced with a numerical system - ranging from 9 (highest) to 1 (lowest). Learn more about the new GCSE grading system and how this will affect the way your results will look.

Visit our campus

If you’re looking for some helpful advice or if you want to have a look around our state-of-the-art campus or view accommodation, book onto a VIP tour.


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