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, Technical qualifications (also known as a BTEC, NVQ or Vocational) 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, Technical and Apprenticeship 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 specific course leaflet for more information.

There is currently 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.

Discover Blackburn College

Discover where Blackburn College can take you when we open our doors. A perfect opportunity to find out what studying with us is really like. Speak to tutors, see what support's available and explore our state-of-the-art facilities.

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