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ABOUT US

A Campus designed with you in mind

We are constantly investing in our £110 million Campus in the heart of Burnley. It has been designed with the learner experience at its heart, with state-of-the-art, industry standard facilities and bright, airy social spaces.

OUR OUTSTANDING FACILITIES

Atrium

Our bright, open Atrium is the hub of College life. It’s where you’ll access all the support you need from our Student Services team; meet up with friends and enjoy a wide range of events and exhibitions which are staged here during the day and in the evening.

Atrium, Burnley College

Places to Eat

You’ll never be stuck for somewhere to eat when you’re in College. 

Our Refectory is open from early morning to early evening and offers a range of healthy and traditional breakfasts, lunch and dinner options to cater for all tastes and dietary requirements.

The refectory Dessert Bar is here when you need a sweet fix from milkshakes to waffles with ice cream and fresh fruit.

The Atrium Café offers light breakfast, lunch and snacks, including a wide range of hot and cold drinks and cakes.

Barbell Barista situated in Fitness Evolution proudly serves Starbuck Coffee, healthy lunch options, hot and cold drinks and a licensed bar.

The I Block Coffee Shop is the place to grab a hot or cold drink to enjoy in the airy and modern seating area. At lunch you can choose from sandwiches, wraps and a selection of hot food.

Street food – At lunchtimes in term time, grab a quick and easy on the go lunch.

We are proud of the five star food hygiene rating awarded by the Food Standards Agency and our daily menus include vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and Halal options.

We offer FREE breakfasts to students.

Vending machines are available throughout college.

Refectory, Burnley College

Active Learning Zones (ALZ)

Specialist academic zones where you can study and revise in calm and inspirational surroundings. Designed to encourage independent learning and create the ideal transition to university-level study, our ALZs are filled with state-of-the-art laptops and iPads for students to access subject-specific online resources and academic journals. Support is also available from specialist staff who can advise on anything from creating a bibliography to proof-reading an essay.

Maths and English Student Hub, Burnley College

Centre of Engineering Excellence and Advanced Manufacturing

Robotics; Composites, Mechanical, Electrical and Aeronautical Engineering; CAD 3D Modelling; CNC Programming; Welding and Fabrication – our Centre of Engineering Excellence and Advanced Manufacturing is an award-winning industry-leader. Our purpose-built, modern facilities are brimming with the latest high specification equipment, including a state-of-the art Robotics lab, and resources found in the workplace following extensive research and close collaboration with leading national and global employers, including Safran Nacelles, WEC Group and Hycrome Europe.

Construction and Future Technologies Centre

Life in the Construction industry and working as part of a team on a building site comes to life in our purpose-built Construction and Future Technologies Centre which has undergone a major refurbishment programme to extend its facilities. Specialist electronics and plumbing workshops offer a true taste of industry and from brick-laying to plastering and tiling, joinery to painting and decorating, learners have the space to hone their skills and receive expert guidance from our industry-leading Tutors.

Four Storey Teaching Block

The four-storey environmentally friendly building houses 20 interactive classrooms and specialist facilities including a hospital ward simulation predominantly for students in Health, Science and the Services, including T Levels in Health and Healthcare Science.

Built on sustainable principles, the block is completely fossil fuel free, offering study and social spaces designed with the student experience at its heart.

Facilities - i Block

Early Steps Nursery

Early Steps is the perfect learning environment for those considering a career working with children, whether that’s within a nursery, as a play specialist or a teacher. Fully-equipped with everything an outstanding nursery needs, Early Steps is sponsored by Hope Education and filled with its specialist learning aids, toys and resources to ensure students gain as realistic an experience as possible to prepare them for a successful career in their chosen sector.

Science Hubs

Our specialist Science Hubs are the perfect location for learners to develop their love of Science and conduct research into their specialist subjects. Kitted out with the latest high-specification equipment and staffed by experts in their field, our Science Hubs have been developed in close partnership with industry to ensure students are at the cutting edge of scientific developments.

Our Human Performance Laboratory also offers the very latest technology for sports students to utilise in their studies, including VO2 Max monitoring, Boditrax analysis, Watt bikes, Optojump Testing Systems and much more.

Science Hub, Burnley College

Creative Spaces

Art, Dance, Graphics, Media, Music, Textiles, Performing Arts – students on these creative subjects need inspirational spaces to work, perform, rehearse, showcase and collaborate. We’ve created a dedicated hub where learners can nurture their talents and gain confidence, featuring an airy dance studio, 160-capacity performance theatre, state-of-the-art recording and editing suites, student radio, music practice rooms, a high-specification media room with green screen and art rooms, as well as an Active Learning Zone with the very latest resources. Plus, our College radio station offers those with a passion for broadcasting the perfect opportunity, equipment and facilities to perfect their skills while keeping visitors, staff and fellow students alike informed and entertained.

Travel Suite

Our travel suite facilities truly are second to none, giving learners the essential hands-on experience that is vital for them to forge successful careers within the travel and hospitality sector across the globe. A real aircraft fuselage, baggage check-in desk, security scanner and travel agency desk are the backdrop for learning about current travel trends, health and safety and customer care from our industry expert Tutors.

Fitness Evolution

Our unrivalled, award-winning, industry-leading on-site Sport and Fitness Centre, gym and Spa has grown so you can train like the professionals, with the professionals. The new £6.5 million expansion “Evolution” is now open. It contains the very latest in professional equipment, from a Cryotherapy Suite to an Environmental Chamber, dedicated Elite Athlete’s gym, sauna, a dance studio and more. Alongside our original 3G football pitch, professional climbing wall and multi-use five-a-side pitch, more than 40 weekly fitness classes to suit all abilities and tastes, plus bespoke programmes tailored to help you achieve your own fitness goals. There’s no excuse – it’s time to get active!

Sport & Fitness Centre for Excellence

Fitness Evolution, Burnley College

Lecture Theatre

Our 100-seat Lecture Theatre is in regular use, hosting key-name speakers and guest lecturers who will give you additional insights into your chosen subject or programme area. Giving a true taste of university-level study, it is your opportunity to gain valuable extra-curricular skills and knowledge that will set you apart from other learners.

Lecture Theatre, Burnley College

Outdoor Spaces

Our courtyard area is the perfect location to relax and soak up the sun during the summer. With opportunities for al fresco eating (weather permitting) and delicious wood-fired pizzas on the menu it’s a relaxing place to enjoy some outdoor study or revision sessions.

For students enjoying our Countryside and Environmental Studies courses, we also have a polytunnel where plants can be propagated and soil analysis takes place.

For students choosing to cycle to College, we have safe and secure bike locker.

Our range of outdoor facilities for sport include:

  • UEFA standard artificial football pitches for year-round use
  • A rugby pitch
3G Football Pitch, Burnley College

Eco-Friendly

Our Campus has been built with environmental protection at its heart. Constructed on a reclaimed industrial site, our Campus is being actively ‘re-wilded’ to introduce natural habitats for wildlife; we use solar panels to produce electricity;  have electric car charging points and reuse collected rain water. We actively encourage recycling; the use of renewable resources and energy saving measures across Campus.

Digital Technology

Our classrooms and training suites are fitted with the very latest digital resources and state-of-the-art equipment to ensure we can provide a modern, interactive and engaging learning environment.

Security

Our Campus is a safe and secure environment in which to learn and grow. Our Security Team are proactive in ensuring that all students and visitors are kept safe and the optimum learning environment is maintained at all times.