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Great night of success at FE Star Awards 2014

THE red carpet was rolled out at Blackburn College last week to celebrate another record year of achievement at their 19th Further Education Star Awards. Blackburn College boasted another successful year, which included a 100 pass rate in 26 A Level subjects, 100 percent success in over 100 vocational subjects, and an apprenticeship pass rate […]


World superbike champion Carl Fogarty opens new £5.6 million RATH centre at Blackburn College

Former World Superbike champion Carl Fogarty got behind the wheel of a Formula One car at Blackburn College to mark the opening of their new £5.6million RATH centre. The Regional Automotive Technology Hub (RATH) is set to revolutionise facilities for students who want to work in the motor vehicle industry. The purpose-built building includes an […]


Blackburn College celebrates A levels success

Students and staff at Blackburn College were celebrating this morning, with another record year for A level success. Students achieved a 100% pass rate across 26 A level subjects. The highest performing courses included Law, Accounting, Chemistry, Biology, Maths, English Literature and Business. The College’s continued success means their students can progress to top universities […]


Italian job for Blackburn College students

TWO Blackburn College students got the taste of Italy on work placement in Lake Garda. Eli Moody, 17, and Ric Wallis, 18, are both Travel and Tourism students and they snapped up the chance of spending 10 days gaining valuable work experience through Al Fresco holidays. Eli, from Great Harwood, and Ric, from Chorley, are […]

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Fantastic new cricket facilities coming to Blackburn College

The College will have a state-of-the-art indoor cricket training centre as part of the £14.5m Sports Centre, which is being built in conjunction with Blackburn with Darwen Council. It’s one of only a few in Lancashire, outside of Lancashire Cricket Club’s Old Trafford, that has been approved by the English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). […]

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Students dig into the past

  Blackburn College hope to be digging up more than dirt with their new Archaeology A-Level. The College have employed Archaeology tutor Victoria Bullock who will be encouraging students to get hands-on experience of looking into the past. Victoria acquired a degree at Newcastle University and a Post Graduate at the University of York in […]


Kevin Gallacher trains students and shares World Cup memories

  FORMER Scotland ace Kevin Gallacher answered questions about the World Cup, Alan Shearer and winning the premier league from Blackburn College students. The ex-Rovers frontman held a 40-minute training session at Blackburn Youth Zone and then answered the tricky questions from Level 3 Sports students. “The Blackburn College sports students surpassed my expectations with […]


Blackburn College Art & Design show is OPEN!

TOP designer Wayne Hemingway was spotting the creative talent of the future at Blackburn College’s Art and Design show which officially opened last week. The Blackburn-born former Red or Dead owner officially opened the show where degree and College students showed off their artistic style. There were students from textiles, photography, fine art, interior design […]


Beauty and the beast at awards

It was a case of beauty and the beast at Blackburn College’s Hair and Beauty Awards night. The students and models showed off their work during the ‘Fame and Fortune’ show, before Ruth Moulden’s Media Make-up and Hair students stole the show. Ruth and stylist Krystle Bott used all her artistic skills to turn model Alice Ashley into the […]

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Sweet success for Zoe

ZOE Maccaig cooked up a treat to win the Let’s Go British national cookery competition in Covent Garden. The Blackburn College student is on a Level 2 Professional Cookery course and she wowed the judges in the northern final to win a place against the southern winner at Brakes Development Kitchen, based in London. She […]