No matter who you are, there is a course for you at Blackburn College. From A-Levels to Apprenticeships; Vocational courses to Degrees; our Virtual Open Event can guide you towards the best route for your career ambitions.
Take your time over the resources we have prepared for you. You can watch videos, take an interactive quiz and explore our campus. Ideally you will need sound (eg. headphones and/or speakers) to get the best from the Virtual Open Event.
You can apply at any time using the 'Apply Now' button in the top right of your screen.
We can tailor our Virtual Open Event to suit your current situation and long-term goals. But first, tell us a little about yourself.
Let's start with a welcome from our Principal and Chief Executive, Dr Fazal Dad.
Wondering about whether A-Levels, an Apprenticeship or a Technical/Vocational course is for you? We'll help explain the difference here.
Here's a little animation that'll help explain a bit more about Blackburn University Centre.
Here's a little animation that'll help explain a bit more about Blackburn University Centre and will hopefully get rid of any fears you may have about returning to study.
First ever Distinction in AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting
"I am incredibly proud to be the first Blackburn College student who passed the course with a Distinction, as it is a globally recognised qualification that I know is highly valued within the accountancy industry. I am very grateful for the support and encouragement that I have received from everyone at PM+M and I am looking forward to putting what I have learned into practice"
A* Biology, A* Chemistry, A* Psychology
"The thing I have enjoyed the most about the College is that everyone was friendly and helpful. The overall experience was amazing, not just the learning side of things, but how to communicate with other people as well. You make new friends and learn so many new things."
A* Media Studies, A English Language, A History
"The best part of the courses for me was the breadth of knowledge that you gain from each subject, which in turn showed me what I would want to study after progressing from A-Levels. I also got to study subjects I was genuinely interested in, meaning that I felt engaged in the lessons."
D*, D*, D in BTEC Level 3 Science Extended Diploma and A in Level 3 Mathematics Certificate
"During my time at the College I have overcome challenges to receive results I am really proud of. I was diagnosed with ADHD and initially studied A-Levels which I struggled with, so I switched to BTEC and Vocational studies and I haven't looked back."
Triple Distinction Star in Business with Law Level 3 Extended Diploma
"Blackburn College has helped prepare me for the future because it supported me to get involved in my work placement at Manchester Royal Infirmary's Learning and Development Team. This experience made me look in to Degree Apprenticeships for after College."
BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies - First Class Honours
"I am absolutely delighted and so proud to achieve First Class Honours! I have worked so hard so to get maximum marks in every subject is amazing. What I have enjoyed the most about the course is the support from all of my tutors. They believed in me and pushed me to succeed with endless help, advice and encouragement"
BA (Hons) Social Science - First Class Honours
"I have really enjoyed the direct conversations you can have with the lecturers due to the smaller class sizes, as well as meeting new friends. I have also really enjoyed doing the recommended reading that is part of the course. My overall experience has been a great one"
BA (Hons) Teaching and Learning Support - First Class Honours
"My tutors are the ones who have helped me gain in confidence and helped me become the person I have always wanted to become. They have also supported my preparation for the future by increasing my knowledge and understanding of the education sector, which is valuable"
BA (Hons) Fine Art
"I decided to study at the Blackburn University Centre because it was the closest and most convenient place to pursue what I wanted. I also visited other universities and was disappointed by the lack of studio space, so I knew studying at Blackburn would allow me to unleash my creativity without any limits"
BSc (Hons) Construction - First Class Honours
"I chose to study at Blackburn University Centre because of the volume of mature students and the classroom-style learning rather than large lecture theatre-style teaching offered at other Universities, which I much preferred. This meant that I had more opportunities to have direct support from the tutors"
BSc (Hons) Psychology - First Class Honours
"What have I enjoyed about my course? Absolutely everything! I love Psychology and feel like I understand the human mind and human behaviour so much better after completing my Degree at Blackburn University Centre"
BA (Hons) Business Studies - First Class Honours
"I have enjoyed the entire Business Studies course. All of the modules were really interesting and the support from staff was amazing. I received great support from my tutors, especially the Programme Leader. In the middle of first year my little boy was born and the teachers were very understanding and supportive"
Unsure what course is right for you? Our quiz will help narrow down your options. You can take the quiz again and again.
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Student Finance can seem daunting. Let us try and explain the basics in this short animation.
If you're returning to study Student Finance can seem daunting. Let us try and explain the basics in this short animation.
It's now time to find out a bit more about how we'll support you. That includes finding out more about our FREE Bus Pass for eligible 16-18 year olds.