Kelly Morris: Studied GCSE English to gain the qualifications she needed to become a Midwife
Stuart Burnop: Studied GCSE English and Maths to progress to a Nursing Degree and climb the career ladder
Sarfaraz Mohammed: Studied GCSE English to progress his studies in Electrical Installation
Kathleen Birtwistle: Studied Dressmaking as a great new hobby in retirement
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Adult Learning at Burnley College
Whatever reason you’ve chosen to return to education, from a career change to a skills boost, there’s something to suit you at Burnley College.
Part time, evenings, online: our courses are flexible so you can fit your learning around your life, while getting the experience and knowledge from our expert Tutors and the individualised support to succeed.
We offer a range of courses to match your own individual needs and goals
Based in our £110 million Campus at the heart of Burnley, Adult Learning at Burnley College has an established reputation as a centre of industry expertise, with approachable Tutors renowned for their ability to combine their industry expertise and academic excellence.
With the very best academic and student support available, now you can make the first step to an exciting new career; university-level study; promotion or a great new hobby.
If you’re thinking of starting your own business too, we can help set you on the right course. Burnley College’s ties with local, national and international companies means we ensure you get the training you need with our unrivalled facilities, expert Tutors and industry knowledge.
We’re at the heart of the North West transport network, within easy reach of public transport links, with ample free parking in the evenings on our well-lit, secure car park.
Take the first step
At Burnley College we believe in giving you the individual skills you need to achieve your career dream. Industry is always changing and developing, so your skills must too. From developing a solid foundation in the basics to specialising there are opportunities and options everywhere.
Take your first step by choosing from one of the categories below, or Click Here to see all of our Adult Learning Courses.
Health and Social Care
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DISCOVER A NEW FLEXIBLE WAY TO LEARN
The flexibility of Online Learning allows you to work at your own pace and in your own space. It’s perfect if you’re pushing for promotion, looking to branch out into a brand new career or learning for the love of it, we will help you reach your goals and gain the qualifications you deserve.
I have a career goal in mind – how do I get there?
Our National Careers Service advisors can give you independent careers guidance to help you plan your route to success. They are available for individual appointments, face to face or over the phone. You can book an appointment by calling 01282 733373 or emailing them on [email protected]
Are my qualifications still relevant?
Whether you left education five years ago or 15 years ago or 25 years ago, we would still like to know what qualifications you achieved, this can include courses you have completed at work, too. Our Student Services team are on hand to give advice and guidance on what qualifications and experience you can use to access courses: call them on 01282 733373 or email [email protected]
How can I pay for my course?
We have worked hard to make sure that any course fees you need to pay offer value for money and, in many instances, offer several different ways to pay. Head to our fees and finance page on the website for more information or call Student Services on 01282 733373 or email [email protected]
When can I start?
Most courses start in September and January however there are some courses with start dates all year round. You will find the earliest start dates on the course page of your chosen course or feel free to contact Student Services for further dates: call them on 01282 733373 or email [email protected]
FUNDING AND FINANCE EXPLAINED
Don’t let worries over finance hold you back from achieving your career goals
Simply take a few seconds to fill in a quick enquiry form and one of our friendly advisors explore all your finance options with you.
Returning to study can be daunting but our specialist advice and guidance team are on hand to offer you the support you need.
Whether you want help negotiating Student Finance, need expert, independent careers advice or would like individual support to improve your academic skills, there’s a specialist with the time and motivation to help you.
Whatever your current academic level, we have a qualification for you that will take you further on your journey to achieving your dreams. We can help you find the right path for you, and explain the many different options available.
At Burnley College we pride ourselves on making sure you’re on the right course. That’s why we’re always here to support you in all your needs.
From selecting the right pathway to financial advice, help with motivation to mental health support, our Student Services Team are friendly, approachable and can always find the answers. Just ask.
Our Advice and Guidance Event for University Courses and Adult Learning - 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐧?
Our monthly events are the perfect opportunity to: ✅ Chat to friendly Tutors and Lecturers ✅ Find out which courses will help you reach your goals (career and personal) ✅ Access free and impartial careers advice ✅ Discover how affordable study is through Student Finance, bursaries, payment plans, and free* courses ✅ And more.
𝐀𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤? - 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄* 𝐒𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐬 𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐭𝐜𝐚𝐦𝐩 𝐢𝐧 𝟑𝐃 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 This course is being offered as part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee, helping you gain skills for life.
As part of this Bootcamp you will gain; ✅ A nationally recognised qualification in Work place Health & Safety ✅ An introduction to Fusion 360 CAD software, including exercises for you to try at home ✅ A 3D printing course covering setup, producing 3D printed parts, trouble shooting and industry applications for 3D printing techniques
𝐀𝐝𝐮𝐥𝐭 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐬 - 𝐀𝐝𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐆𝐮𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠. It's your LAST CHANCE to book onto our Advice and Guidance Evening happening tomorrow. It's the perfect opportunity to chat to our friendly Tutors and explore the options available to you.