Courses starting from January 2019

Start the New Year with a new course at Blackburn College. We have a wide variety of courses many of which start in January 2019 and others you can apply for now and start in September 2019.

You can choose from a range of Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Vocational courses - including Moving On.

If you choose to learn with us you can be confident that you’ll be taught by highly-trained industry specialists that will motivate you to reach your full potential.


Apprenticeships at Blackburn College allow you to earn while you learn and gain a nationally recognised skills in the process.

Apprenticeships are a fantastic route if you already know what your dream job is. We work with over 3,000 employers* to make the process of finding a vacancy as easy as possible.

We will help you find suitable employment, support you throughout your time in the workplace and ensure you progress into a successful career.

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If you’re aged 16-18, you might not have the qualifications or skills needed to apply for the Apprenticeship you really want.

A Traineeship is a fantastic way of developing your CV and is the preferred route for many who don’t yet have  what employers are looking for.

  • Business, Law and Accounting
  • Catering and Hospitality
  • Childcare
  • Computing and IT
  • Construction and Engineering
  • Creative Arts
  • Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy
  • Health and Social Care
  • Housing
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Sport

Read more about Traineeships

Step Up

Step Up is ideal if you are unsure as to which Vocational subject area is the right one for you.

You can take the time to gain an insight into a variety of Vocational study programmes so that you are really sure of the subject area you would like to go into and sign up to in September 2019.

You will be able to gain an understanding of the following areas:

Catering and Hospitality, Childhood Studies, Hair and Beauty, Health and Social Care, Public Services, Sport, Travel and Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management.

Read more about Step Up

Moving On

Moving On runs for 20 weeks and enables you to gain a Level 1 qualification in Vocational studies. Moving On is perfect for those not currently enjoying their current programme of study - but want to continue with their studies.

For more information on the Moving On project, please call us on: 01254 29 29 29 email

More information and how to apply

To make an application, choose the course you want to study and apply online.

You can also call us on 01254 29 29 29 email into the Beacon Centre for support with your application. We offer daily quick queries sessions in The Hub on Monday to Friday between 11am - 12:45pm and Thursdays between 4pm - 5:45pm.

*Data from August 2013 to June 2016