Whether you're looking to study A Levels or a Vocational course, you will find something to suit you at Burnley College Sixth Form Centre. After all, our selection of subjects is one of the largest in Lancashire. Whatever you choose to study, we’ll make sure you have everything you need to be successful.


Advice and Guidance

Our Information, Advice and Guidance team are here to help you make informed choices and support you with making the next exciting steps towards your future.


The team provide confidential and impartial information, advice and guidance on a wide range of topics either face-to-face at the Student Services desk in College or by phone on 01282 733333.


Do you need help with progressing into Further Education, Higher Education, Apprenticeships or other learning and training? If so, the team can help with: Completing application forms, interview preparation, personal statements for UCAS applications, what choices are available to you, finance in learning, using career choice software.

A Level Courses Explained

A Levels provide an excellent foundation for outstanding careers or progression to university study.


Burnley College Sixth Form Centre is proud to boast the largest range of A Level choices in Pennine Lancashire, giving you the opportunity to pursue your interests to a professional level.


The consistently high pass rates achieved by the College’s students have established the reputation of the College as one of the leading providers of Sixth Form education in the North West. This year 63% of A Level students achieved at least one A*– B grade. This year’s A Level results pass rate was an outstanding 99.6%, with particularly high grades in English, Chemistry, Law Maths, Psychology and Sociology. Further mathematics students broke records with all students achieving A* and A grades.

Vocational Courses Explained 

On every Vocational course you will be able to take part in activities and trips that will help you achieve your ambitions. You will also benefit from a wide range of guest speakers to enrich the curriculum and give you unique insights into the career of your dreams.


Vocational courses are structured differently to A Levels, and offer more coursework-based learning with fewer exams and more hands-on activities. This coursework has been developed with award-winning employers and is led by industry, offering you the best possible grounding for the career of your dreams.


Advanced Vocational courses offer huge opportunities for progression, and previous Advanced Vocational students are now enjoying their studies at Manchester Metropolitan University, UCLan Burnley, The Glasgow School of Art, Leeds Beckett University, Edge Hill University and also as Advanced Apprentices with some of the UK’s leading employers.

Apprenticeships Explained

At Burnley College, we do Apprenticeships differently. Themis Apprenticeships works with more than 700 leading employers to offer Apprenticeship programmes that really work for them, and for you. This is your opportunity to become a #futureboss.


The Apprenticeship Guarantee

Themis makes a deal with Apprentices. If you achieve the qualifications you need and can confidently talk about your career dreams and industry knowledge in an interview, you will be guaranteed an outstanding Apprenticeship with a leading employer.


All you need to do is:

  • Show drive and determination to succeed
  • Achieve the qualifications you need
  • Have a good understanding of the industry you want to work in
  • Deliver a confident interview
  • Be a “high-calibre” Apprentice – be eager to learn, full of initiative, flexible and adaptable

We know that you want to succeed in your career. To support you to achieve the very best you can, Themis can help you with:

  • CV guidance and interview tips
  • Support with completing your application
  • All the information you need about your chosen industry

Have you got what it takes to be a Themis Apprentice?

Click here to start your Apprenticeship journey.

Themis Apprenticeships:

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