Find Your Study Programme
Vocational courses offer a practical learning route and relate directly to a specific job role or industry. Employers really love these skills but they are also a good option if you want to progress on to University.
- You can study a vocational course from entry level to level 4
- You will be assessed by practical assessments and coursework
- A vocational qualification can be equivalent to 3 As at A-Level
All full-time students aged 16-19 who have not yet achieved an A*- C in GCSE English or maths will be required to work towards a GCSE Grade C in English and/or maths as part of their study programme.
New courses for September 2017:
- Painting and Decorating Level 1
- Food and Beverage Service Level 2
- Playwork Level 2
- Engineering Communications Level 2
- Sport and Activity Leader - Level 2 Diploma
- Personal Training for Health, Fitness and Performance Level 3 Extended Diploma
- Travel & Tourism with Hospitality and Events Management Level 3 Extended Diploma
Discover more information on your subject area of interest below:
AccountingAccounting is all about the management of finance and how this applies to a business context. Develop your analytical and critical thinking, as well as your communication and problem solving skills.
BusinessBusiness at Blackburn College offers practical, professional and exciting courses to prepare you for a career in this industry. You will learn about administration, legal, finance and management and develop your communication, teamwork and problem solving skills.
Catering and Hospitality
Catering and HospitalityWhether you want to become a chef, hotel manager or caterer - we have the tutors, facilities and industry links to help you achieve your goals.
ChildcareWork with, or for the benefit of children, by studying the issues affecting them, including health, play, social influences and rights.
Computing and IT
Computing and ITIf you're interested in computers, we have a range of IT courses for you to choose from - some of which include networking and game design.
ConstructionOur industry trained tutors, real life working conditions and the range of industry employers we work closely with, all offer you the tools you need to succeed in this industry.
Creative ArtsWhether you want to be a Photographer, Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer, Illustrator or Interior Designer, a Creative Arts course can help you reach your dream job or university place.
EngineeringStart your journey to a lucrative career in this exciting job sector with a vocational course at Blackburn College and gain the real world knowledge and practical skills needed to succeed.
Hair and Beauty
Hair and BeautyIf you want to become a hairdresser, beauty therapist or own your own salon, our commercial salons, industry trained tutors and excellent links with employers can help you on your journey to success.
Health and Social Care
Health and Social CareWith the NHS employing 1.7 million people, the career prospects for students in this sector are always bright. We offer significant work placement opportunities if you study this subject.
LawLaw qualifications are among the most sought-after and widely respected. Learn all about law as it applies to business and develop your analytical thinking, negotiation and teamwork skills.
MediaCreate your own films, build sets, record live performances, host a chat show and even write your own soap opera! Blackburn College has everything you need to succeed in the booming creative industries.
Motor VehicleWant to turn your love of motoring into a career? We can provide you with all the tools you need to be successful in this fast paced industry.
MusicIf you want become a musician, performer or record producer, we have some of the best facilities in the country to help you succeed. Turn your hobby into a career!
Public ServicesLooking for a job in Public Services? Our ex-service tutors have over 180 years of combined experience. Ideal if you want to progress into the Police, Armed Forces or Fire Service.
ScienceWe provide our students with the opportunity to study Biology, Chemistry and Physics, in an exciting and practical way.
SportWhether you want to work as a fitness instructor helping people to be healthy or as a football or rugby coach - our Sport courses are designed to help you succeed on your journey.
Travel and Tourism
Travel and TourismAre you interested in making a career out of meeting new people and travelling the world? Then Travel and Tourism is perfect for you.
Didn’t find what you’re looking for?
Browse our A-Level courses. With an excellent A-Level pass rate of 100% in 22 subjects, excellent support and access to state-of-the-art facilities, we’ll ensure you succeed.