• Studied: BA (Hons) (Top Up) Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
"I had previously studied at Blackburn College and the experience I had was really positive. It was so positive that I didn’t even bother looking anywhere else – I knew the University Centre was right for me."

"I had previously studied at Blackburn College and the experience I had was really positive. It was so positive that I didn’t even bother looking anywhere else – I knew the University Centre was right for me."

"During the programme, I took part in two counselling placements; one at Blackburn with Darwen Carers Service and another at Key Unlocking Futures in Leyland. It was phenomenal to experience counselling in a real-world setting and I found the placements to be really insightful and beneficial."

"The tutors at the University Centre at Blackburn College are brilliant and I always felt like I could contact them at any time. They always went above and beyond and were really approachable. The tutors really got to know you as a person and really cared for you as an individual – which was so important."

"Some of the additional costs associated with doing a Counselling degree were covered by the Access to Success Fund that I was able to benefit from – so I was really pleased with that."

"Now that I’ve finished and achieved a First-Class Honours degree from Lancaster University, I was able to gain employment with the NHS as a Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner. Amazingly, they’re even paying for me to complete a Level 7 postgraduate qualification."

"To sum up my experience at the University Centre at Blackburn College, all I can say is that it is really worth studying there because the tutors really do care about you as an individual."