There is a wide variety of courses on offer at Blackburn College and it isn’t too late to enrol for 2019 entry

Before enrolling – prospective students should weigh up their options and get to know the types of courses Blackburn College offers.

The most traditionally academic of three routes, A-Levels are now assessed predominantly by one final exam at the end of two years of study. Some include coursework – but not all.

They suit students with a keen academic interest in a subject, who relish the pressures of final exams.

Former Ribblesdale High School pupil Jack Esson achieved A*, A, A, A, B in his A-Levels at Blackburn College and is progressing to UK Top 10 Lancaster University to study BSc (Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics.

Jack said: “I chose Blackburn College because I wanted to study in a more adult environment rather than a school setting. Blackburn College allowed me to get ready for university life by becoming more independent and taking responsibility for my own studies.”

Technical or Vocational
Technical or vocational qualifications allow students to combine academic learning with hands-on skills and work experience and can be used to gain industry employment or entry to university.

Former student Grace Bradford, from Whalley, studied Business with Law Level 3 Extended Diploma and gained a Triple Distinction Star – worth the same UCAS points as 3 A*s at A-Level. Grace is now at the University of York studying LLB (Hons) Law.

Grace said: “I am really interested in Law so found the course engaging and interesting. My tutors were great and they guided me through two years of hard work.”

Apprenticeships are the third route, allowing students to earn a wage while gaining a qualification.

They are ideal for students who know exactly what career they want to pursue and are keen to get working.

Blackburn College offers a wide range of apprenticeships – all the way up to Higher and Degree Level.

Apprenticeships are now a viable path to university, enabling students to gain a degree through workplace learning.

Success at Blackburn College
Ninety-five per cent of Blackburn College students from 2017/18 went into work or further study within six months of completing their studies.

It’s not too late to enrol at Blackburn College. Prospective students are advised to visit: urgently to secure a place for 2019 entry



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