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Hobby courses

Blackburn College offer an extensive range of hobby courses that are provided throughout the year for adult learners looking to learn a new skill or simply have a keen interest.

Professional courses

Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)

The AAT is the professional body for accounting technicians. With 125,000 global members, AAT is the UK’s leading qualification and professional body for accounting and finance staff.

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is Europe’s largest HR development professional body. Globally recognised with over 135,000 members, the CIPD pride themselves on supporting and developing those responsible for the management and development of people within organisations.

Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is Europe’s largest HR development professional body. Globally recognised with over 135,000 members, the CIPD pride themselves on supporting and developing those responsible for the management and development of people within organisations.

Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)

The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) offer a wide range of qualifications covering all aspects of leadership and management, along with specialist programmes in coaching and mentoring, HR and enterprise. A substantial number of courses are available.

Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)

We are a Centre of Excellence for Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply qualifications. CIPS is the premier global organisation serving the procurement and supply profession.

Association of Medical Secretaries, Practice Managers, Administrators and Receptionists (AMSPAR)

AMSPAR is The Association of Medical Secretaries, Practice Managers, Administrators and Receptionists. At University Centre at Blackburn College we offer a Level 5 diploma.

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership. If you’re a manager and you join the CMI and become a member you’re making a statement about your standards and your determination to continually develop your management skills. We have several courses that should interest you from the CMI suite of qualifications.

Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX)

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) is the professional association and governing body for Chartered Legal Executive lawyers, other legal practitioners and paralegals. Their role is to enhance the role and standing of Chartered Legal Executives and all our members within the legal profession.

For fifty years, CILEX has offered access to a flexible career in law. They work closely with Government and the Ministry of Justice and are recognised as one of the three core regulators of the legal profession.

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

CIMA is the world’s leading, and largest, professional body of management accountants. CIMA ensures that you’re studying the most relevant qualification for a career in finance and business and they are with you every step of the way as you work towards gaining the globally recognised CGMA designation. Passing CIMA exams is a demonstration to employers that you not only have the knowledge, but also the competencies and skills of a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).

PRINCE2

PRINCE2® is the standard method for project management, and is globally recognised. It provides a flexible, adaptable approach for organising, managing and controlling projects and is a widely used project management method that navigates you through all the essentials for running a successful project.

E-Learning courses

One of the most significant benefits of E-Learning is that it gives you the convenience of learning which is independent of time and place constraints. Our e-Learning packages enable you to be able to learn at any time and place convenient to you, it is also very cost-effective.

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Gas Services

At Blackburn College, we offer bespoke gas training and assessments in an adult only environment. All our trainers are British Gas trained and have over 30 years’ experience, who understand your needs and the level and style of training that benefits you and your company.

International students

Our Preparation for IELTs/General English for International Students course is a full time English language course with flexible entry for international students who wish to improve their English language skills.

The course can enable students to progress to:

  • Level 5 courses at Blackburn College
  • Degree level courses at University Centre at Blackburn College and other UK universities
  • Lancaster University.
  • University of South Wales.
  • University of Central Lancashire.
  • Advance HE.
  • University of the Arts London.
  • Disability Confident Employer.