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
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.
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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.
Join our exciting Latin dance course for a journey of fun, fitness, and glamour! 💫
Explore Cha Cha's fire, Rumba's sensuality, and Jive's energy - master these rhythms and become a dancing star. ✨ Our classes are both informative and enjoyable, with expert instructors and thrilling choreography. Get ready to shine at parties, weddings, and more! 💃 Come solo or with a partner, and meet fellow dance enthusiasts who share your passion.
𝐀𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐚 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐧 𝐒𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐅𝐢𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬? Pursue a career in Sport & Fitness with our suite of industry-accredited courses. From gym instructing to Sports Massage Therapy, we have range of course to help elevate your career and get you the job satisfaction and job flexibility you know you deserve.
𝐒𝐞𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐚 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐧 𝐒𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐇𝐮𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 Start your career as a Healthcare Professional, whether you’re thinking of becoming a Nurse or a Midwife, we can help you progress onto the qualifications you need.
Perhaps you wish to pursue a career in professional counselling? Or want to develop the expertise required to support and guide others through personal challenges? You can gain a Level 2 and Level 3 in Counselling Skills.
Courses may be free or available for financial support.
Build your own skill set and future-proof your role in the Engineering industry with our Engineering programme courses. Choose your specialism and your level in the following: Metal, Tungsten and Manual Metal Arc Welding Skills. Levels 1, 2 or 3.
Combine with our 3D CAD courses in Level 1 or Level 2 and within the year you could have the multi-skills required for today’s industry.
If Strictly Come Dancing has you tapping your feet, you'll love our Latin Dance Course! 💫 Embark on an exciting journey to enhance your dance skills and fitness. Dive into the captivating world of Latin dance, from the fiery Cha Cha to the sensual Rumba and energetic Jive. 🎶💃
Our classes are designed for enjoyment and learning. With a lively warm-up, supportive instructors, and exciting choreography, you'll become a dancer in no time! Whether you come solo or with a partner, you'll meet fellow dance enthusiasts and make lasting memories.
Ready to add some sizzle to your dance moves? Join our Strictly Come Dancing inspired course and immerse yourself in the world of Latin dance!💃
From the Cha Cha's fiery passion to the Rumba's sensual embrace, you'll learn the art of dance from the ground up. Our classes are designed to be informative, enjoyable, and a fantastic way to meet fellow dance enthusiasts.
𝐔𝐧𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐤 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐏𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐥: 𝐌𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 & 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐀𝐝𝐮𝐥𝐭 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐬!🛠️🧱 Build your own skill set with our 12 week basic construction skills courses or hone your Electrical skills with our funded courses in Electrical Installation.
These courses are a great opportunity to venture into the construction and trades industry, or if you already have experience within this industry as you gain expand your knowledge and learn desirable skills that will set you apart from others.
Dive into the glamorous world of Latin dancing with our Strictly Come Dancing-style course! Get ready for a journey filled with fun, fitness, and fantastic moves. From the fiery Cha Cha to the sensual Rhumba you'll explore a variety of dance styles and master their rhythms. 💃🕺
Join us for enjoyable classes where you'll learn from experienced instructors, meet like-minded dance enthusiasts, and discover the joy of dancing! 🎶