Welcome to Blackburn College

Blackburn College has a heritage going back to 1888, and is the one of the largest and most successful colleges in the country with the Ofsted accolade of Grade One, Outstanding in all areas.

Since the opening of the University Centre in 2009 we have gone from strength to strength, proactively engaging with businesses in the development of many of our Technical and Degree level courses; enabling us to meet local, regional, national and international needs at a time of constant change and development.

As a result we have a reputation for producing learners and graduates that are highly sought after by employers.

Today Blackburn College is one of  the largest college's with a university centre in England attracting over 3,000 Higher Education students.

The next stage in our development that supports future curriculum needs includes the state-of the-art Regional Automotive Technology Hub (RATH) opened in September 2014 built in partnership with industry and the £13.5 million Blackburn Sport and Leisure Centre built in collaboration with Blackburn with Darwen Council.

Principal's welcome

Principal's welcome Read an introduction to Blackburn College from Dr. Thomas Moore – Principal and Chief Executive.

Why choose Blackburn College?

Why choose Blackburn College? From academic success and collaborative working with employers, read about the positive impact we have in the community.

£65 million student campus

£65 million student campus We continually invest in our campus and facilities. Over the last 6 years, we have opened a state-of-the-art Sports and Leisure Centre and Regional Automotive Technology Hub (RATH) at combined value of £19 million.

Accreditations and awards

Accreditations and awards Read about the prizes and accreditations that the College is proud to have been awarded.

Our partners

Our partners Read about our partners including Lancaster University, University of Central Lancashire, University of South Wales, University of Cumbria, Blackburn Youth Zone and European Social Fund.

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