Welcome to Blackburn College

Graham Towse

I’m delighted you are considering studying with us.

No matter how big your ambitions, we have a study programme that can support you in achieving your goals.

Whether you are looking for A-Levels, a Vocational/Technical course, an Apprenticeship, Degree level studies or a part-time course, Blackburn College has the widest selection of programmes to choose from in Blackburn and Darwen and some you will not find anywhere else.

With a 100% A-Level pass rate in 23 A-Level subjects, high numbers of students achieving Triple Distinction Star grades (equivalent to 3A*s at A-Level) and 93% of graduates being in work or further study within 6 months of completing their Higher Education course; you can be sure we will help you achieve high grades and meaningful careers following your study with us.

We are proud of the success we continue to achieve each and every year. Our students progress to world-leading Universities and secure employment with global companies – this is testament to the quality of the student experience at Blackburn College and our competent, experienced teachers who will support you to achieve the best grades possible.

Recent students have progressed to some of the UK’s top Universities including: Lancaster University, the University of Manchester, Durham University and now study subjects as diverse as Optometry, Midwifery, Engineering and Creative Arts.

Additionally, our students and graduates have found employment with top employers including BAE Systems, Rolls Royce and Michelin-starred restaurants, or have gone on to set up their own businesses with the range of employability skills they have developed whilst studying with us.

At Blackburn College you’ll be treated as an individual and we will ensure you grow into an independent, resilient learner, ready to achieve far more than you ever thought possible.

Our world-class campus has everything you need to make a success of yourself. It’s a safe place where you can truly be yourself and has a lively, vibrant atmosphere and a strong sense of student community. It’s this, coupled with our dedicated teaching teams and support staff that will help you enjoy learning at Blackburn College.

My colleagues and I look forward to welcoming you to College and engaging, inspiring, and preparing you for the next stage of your lives and careers.

Graham Towse
Interim Principal and Chief Executive

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