Our Partners

All our courses are validated by well-respected institutions such as Lancaster University, University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and the University of South Wales.


Blackburn College is an Associate College of Lancaster University. Over 85% of our degrees are validated by Lancaster. The growing reputation of Lancaster was reflected by The Times and Sunday Times award for University of the Year 2018.  High rankings year-on-year in each of the UK's major university league tables - The Times/Sunday Times (6th), the Complete University Guide (8th), and the Guardian (9th). Lancaster is ranked 131st in the QS World University Rankings 2018, and 146th in THE World University Rankings 2019.


University of South Wales

Blackburn University Centre is a collaborative partner of the University of South Wales. Our Law and two of our Sports courses are validated by the University and we have an extremely mature relationship. Staff from the different departments at the University of South Wales work closely with colleagues from Blackburn University Centre. You’ll find that staff from the University of South Wales contribute to programmes and may conduct some lectures/classes with you. You may also travel to the University of South Wales in your induction.


University of Central Lancashire

Some of our courses are approved by the University of Central Lancashire. These include our Teacher Training courses. There are numerous opportunities for students on these courses as you’ll be able to enjoy many of the facilities that students studying on the main UCLan campus are entitled to. You’ll be able to join welcome events and get involved with the University of Central Lancashire’s Students’ Union.