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At Burnley College, we place the learner at the very heart of everything we do. We are committed to Building Futures and Changing Lives – whether you are coming to us for:

  • Post-GCSE studies
  • Starting or boosting your career through a Themis Apprenticeship
  • Completing a university-level or post-graduate course
  • Studying for a professional accreditation
  • Gaining vital qualifications to change career or gain promotion
  • Learning a new skill
  • Finding a new hobby. 

“We are proud of our strong tradition of raising aspirations across East Lancashire and empowering learners of all ages to make a difference: not only to their own lives, but to their families, their communities and industries. 

We may reflect and look back on our success but, as a College, we are continually moving forward. We are embracing the very latest technologies, teaching methods and industry developments to ensure that all our learners are in the best possible position to embrace the opportunities that their learning can offer.

As Principal of Burnley College and Chief Executive Officer of Themis at Burnley College, I am proud to lead the Number 1 College in England*. I am proud, each year, to celebrate the outstanding achievements of all our learners and see them achieve their goals and to support our amazing Tutors, Lecturers and Trainers as they are recognised nationally and internationally for their skills, passion and commitment.

We reach these amazing heights by working together as one Burnley College family, a safe and supportive learning community where everyone matters. Together we share one vision – to Build Futures and Change Lives.”

Karen Buchanan

Principal of Burnley College and Chief Executive Officer of Themis at Burnley College

*in the latest official Government statistics for 18-19 achievement levels