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Adult Learners at Burnley College celebrate “Outstanding” success in Mathematics and English 

Adult Learners at Burnley College are celebrating after achieving an exceptional set of results.

100% of Adult Learners studying Mathematics passed their exams in 2023, with 50% of English Students achieving the highest grades of 9-7.

It marks an amazing end to a fantastic academic year for the College. Burnley College’s Adult Learning provision is rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted.

The College also achieved exceptional A Level Results and is officially the top rated college in the country for results according to the latest Government figures.*

And for the 20th consecutive year the College achieved a 100% pass rate in its vocational courses.

There are multiple reasons adults return to education which include:

  • The need achieve vital Maths and English qualifications
  • To boost their career prospects with professional development programmes
  • To prepare for university
  • To enjoy a new-found hobby
  • To learn a vital DIY skill.

There’s a huge range of courses available starting throughout the year and many are fully funded*. You could even qualify for a bursary to help you buy equipment and to pay for food and more. Learn more – https://www.burnley.ac.uk/adult-home/

Kate Wallace, Assistant Principal at Burnley College says it’s been an incredible day:


I’m so proud of every single one of our Adult Learners.
At Burnley College we believe everyone should have the opportunity to keep learning – whether they want to progress in their careers, to start something new or just to pick up a new hobby.

Kate Wallace

Assistant Principal, Burnley College

“For our Adult Learners to deliver a set of results as impressive as this is just incredible. The hard work, the passion and the dedication they have shown has been exceptional.”


*For achievement for learners aged 16-18.

**There are multiple sources for funding and they can depend on geographic location, previous education history and in certain cases are means tested. Please ask to ensure you get the funds you are entitled to.