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Founded in 1888, Blackburn College’s purpose was the provision of technical, employment-focussed education for the people of Blackburn and the surrounding area. Our focus remains the same today. Students travel from across Lancashire and beyond to study at one of the largest Colleges in the UK, on a truly world-class campus, designed to provide high quality learning and acquisition of the skills needed by employers.

For the 5th year in a row, 9 out of 10 of our graduates are in work or further study, just six months after graduation. Our work with over 3,000 employers ensures we are at the heart of business development; our students aiming to become the business leaders of the future. Indeed, some 6 out of 10 of working graduates from 2015/16 now work in the Blackburn area, demonstrating the value of ‘The Blackburn Graduate’ to employers and the global businesses that operate out of our region.

Whether it be A-Levels, a Technical, Apprenticeship or Degree-level course you are considering, Blackburn College delivers relevant, high quality, professional and technical education, training and skills that help you progress into employment and further study. Our students progress to world-leading Universities to continue their studies; this is testimony to the quality of education provided by Blackburn College.

Over the course of 2017/18 we are set to increase the number of 16-18 year olds studying Apprenticeships with the College by over a third. This growth in Apprenticeships comes about as a direct result of our engagement with employers, which was also acknowledged in the College’s recent Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Higher Education Review. You can be sure that if you study an Apprenticeship with Blackburn College the training you receive will be high quality and enable you to progress in your career.

In 2017 we enjoyed significant A-Level grade improvements with a 7% increase in A* to C grades, a 5% increase in A* to B grades and a 5% increase in A* and A grades. These achievements come alongside a 100% A-Level pass rate in 18 subjects enabling our students to progress to a range of top Universities across the UK.

As you will see, we are incredibly proud of the tremendous success of our students and graduates and the range of opportunities available to you to prepare for the world of work.


Programs

Bachelor's degree
Art & Design
Fashion Design Length Location
Contemporary Fashion (Top-Up) 1 year Blackburn
Fine Art
Fine Art 3 years Blackburn
Fine Art with Foundation Entry 4 years Blackburn
Illustration and Animation 3 years Blackburn
Illustration and Animation with Foundation Entry 4 years Blackburn
Photography (Top-Up) 1 year Blackburn
Graphic Design
Graphic Communication 3 years Blackburn
Graphic Communication with Foundation Entry 4 years Blackburn
Interior Design
Contemporary Design for Interiors (Top-Up) 1 year Blackburn
Business
Business (Top-Up) 1 year Blackburn
Business with Human Resource Management 3 years Blackburn
Business with Human Resource Management with Foundation Entry 4 years Blackburn
Business with Human Resource Management with Industry Year 4 years Blackburn
Business with Management 3 years Blackburn
Business with Management with Foundation Entry 4 years Blackburn
Business with Management with Industry Year 4 years Blackburn
Finance
Accounting (Top-Up) 1 year Blackburn
Management
BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management with Industry Year 4 years Blackburn
Construction (Project Management) 3 years Blackburn
Construction (Project Management) (with Foundation Entry) 4 years Blackburn
Public Service Management (Top-Up) 1 year Blackburn
Engineering & Technology
General Engineering BEng (Hons) 3 years Blackburn
General Engineering with Foundation Entry BEng (Hons) 4 years Blackburn
General Engineering with Industry Year BEng (Hons) 4 years Blackburn
Construction
BSc (Hons) Construction Building Surveying with Industry Year 4 years Blackburn
BSc (Hons) Construction Sustainable Design with Industry Year 4 years Blackburn
Construction (Building Surveying) 3 years Blackburn
Construction (Building Surveying) (with Foundation Entry) 4 years Blackburn
Construction (Sustainable Design) 3 years Blackburn
Construction Sustainable Design (with Foundation Entry) 4 years Blackburn
Electrical Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering 3 years Blackburn
Electrical and Electronic Engineering (with Industry Year) 4 years Blackburn
Electrical and Electronics Engineering (with Foundation Entry) 4 years Blackburn
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering (with Industry Year) BEng (Hons) 4 years Blackburn
Mechanical Engineering with Foundation Entry 4 years Blackburn
Textile Engineering
Contemporary Textiles, Top-Up 1 year Blackburn
General Studies
Joint honours with Foundation entry 4 years Blackburn
Health & Well-Being
Complementary and Integrative Health (Top-Up) 1 year Blackburn
Humanities & Culture
Joint honours programme 3 years Blackburn
Criminology
Criminology (Top-Up) 1 year Blackburn
Psychology
Applied Psychology (Counselling and Health) 3 years Blackburn
Applied Psychology (Counselling and Health) with Foundation Entry 4 years Blackburn
Positive Practice with Children and Young People (Top-Up) 1 year Blackburn
Sociology
Social Science 3 years Blackburn
Social Science with Foundation Entry 4 years Blackburn
Sports Studies & Management
Community Coaching and Sports Development (Top-Up) 1 year Blackburn
Sports Coaching and Performance Top-Up 1 year Blackburn
Languages
English
English Language and Literary Studies 3 years Blackburn
English Language and Literary Studies with Foundation Entry 4 years Blackburn
Law
Law (Accelerated Route) 2 years Blackburn
Law: Multimode (3 years) 3 years Blackburn
Teaching & Education
Coaching and Mentoring (Top up) 1 year Blackburn
Education Studies 3 years Blackburn
Education Studies with Foundation Entry 4 years Blackburn
Education Studies with Placement Year 4 years Blackburn
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Studies (Top-Up) 1 year Blackburn
Tourism & Hospitality
Hospitality Management (Top-Up) 1 year Blackburn
Master's degree
Law
Law (Taught) 2 years Blackburn
Law (Taught) 1 year Blackburn
Diploma / certificate
Engineering & Technology
Construction
Construction 1 year Blackburn
Teaching & Education
Certificate of Higher Education in Legal Studies 1 year Blackburn
Foundation / Pathway program
Art & Design
Fashion Design
Contemporary Fashion 2 years Blackburn
Fine Art
Photography 2 years Blackburn
Interior Design
Contemporary Design for Interiors 2 years Blackburn
Business
Business 2 years Blackburn
Finance
Accounting 2 years Blackburn
Accounting with Financial Services 2 years Blackburn
Management
Public Service Management 2 years Blackburn
Public Service Management (Housing) 2 years Blackburn
Public Service Management (Uniformed Services) 2 years Blackburn
Retail Management 2 years Blackburn
Computer Science & IT
Computing 2 years Blackburn
Engineering & Technology
General Engineering FdEng 2 years Blackburn
Electrical Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering FdEng 2 years Blackburn
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering 2 years Blackburn
Textile Engineering
Contemporary Textiles 2 years Blackburn
Health & Well-Being
Complementary Therapies 2 years Blackburn
Well Being and Social Care Practices 2 years Blackburn
Public Health
Fire and Rescue Service Management 2 years Blackburn
Social Work
Counselling 2 years Blackburn
Disability Studies (Inclusive Practice) 2 years Blackburn
Humanities & Culture
Criminology
Criminology and Criminal Justice 2 years Blackburn
Psychology
Positive Practice with Children & Young People 2 years Blackburn
Sports Studies & Management
Sports Coaching & Performance 2 years Blackburn
Teaching & Education
Coaching and Mentoring 2 years Blackburn
Teaching and Learning Support Primary 2 years Blackburn
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Studies 2 years Blackburn

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