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At Blackburn College, we encourage young people like you to reach your full potential and develop job-ready knowledge and skills for future success. We are all about creating, enhancing and changing life chances of our young people to become self-assured, driven, and experts in their study fields.

Specialist teaching teams and skilled support staff, superb student support, and established employer contacts are just a few of the outstanding resources available to our students.

In another year of consistently excellent pass rates, students from the Class of 2023 have gone on to prestigious universities, high-level apprenticeships, and promising careers in employment. A-Level students achieved a 99% overall A-Level Pass Rate with a 100% Pass Rate in 20 subjects and also over 50% of students achieving top A*, A and B grades*. In our vocational areas of study, students are enjoying a 98% overall BTEC Pass Rate*.

Our students are progressing in to the world of work and also go on to further study at world-leading universities. Recent students have progressed to some of the UK’s top universities including: University of Manchester, the University of Liverpool, Lancaster University, The University of Law, Goldsmiths, University London, Edge Hill University, the University of Leicester, De Montfort University, University of the Arts London – with some students staying on to progress to our University Centre Blackburn College.

This year’s students will go on to study a range of subjects from Medicine and Surgery, Law, Mathematics, Chemistry, and Software Engineering to Fine Art and History of Art, Nursing, Audiology, Education and Policing. Others are heading into work via degree Apprenticeships.

Our Apprentices are securing first-rate jobs, working with exceptional employers in a variety of industries and are winning national and industry awards. Blackburn College is one of the top 10 providers in England for 16-18 year old Advanced Apprenticeship success.**

We also provide fantastic opportunities for our adult learners with many achieving fantastic results such as our adult GCSE learners securing high grades. Whether you want to learn a new skill, advance in your current career and add to your professional qualifications, or even start a new career. Our adult learners establish themselves with new skills and progress onto new opportunities.

We are proud to be innovating and placing our students at the centre of their educational experience. Exciting enhancements have been made across our campus including; new state-of-the-art electrical engineering labs, Motor Vehicle workshops with Electrical and Hydrogen Technology rigs to address the future skills gap along with major updates in our Construction Centre.

As a student here, you can be yourself in a supportive community on a vibrant campus, where you are able to discover your full potential. We look forward to welcoming and providing you with all you need to thrive during and after college. Your journey as a Blackburn College student starts here.

Dr Fazal Dad
Principal and Chief Executive

Read our Ofsted Report

*Blackburn College Results, August 2023
** Timely Success