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ADULT LEARNERS

There’s an Adult Learning course to suit your ambition or passion at Burnley College: and we’ll support you every step of the way.

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Photo of a happy Adult Learner studying to become a Midwife

Kelly Morris: Studied GCSE English to gain the qualifications she needed to become a Midwife

Adult Learner studying Maths, English and Nursing at Burnley College

Stuart Burnop: Studied GCSE English and Maths to progress to a Nursing Degree and climb the career ladder

Adult Learner studying GCSE English

Sarfaraz Mohammed: Studied GCSE English to progress his studies in Electrical Installation

Adult Learner enjoying pursuing her hobby in College

Kathleen Birtwistle: Studied Dressmaking as a great new hobby in retirement

CAREER PATHWAYS

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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Adult Learners

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] 

Adult Learners

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] 

Adult Learners

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]  

Adult Learners

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.

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SUPPORT

CAREERS ADVICE

Get impartial careers advice right now

Some people know exactly what they want to do and where they want to go. For others, it’s not that straightforward.

The National Careers Service offers expert, independent and impartial advice, helping remove any barriers you may have stopping you achieving your potential.

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I was a baker for 20 years. Now I work in a Pharmacy Lab at Preston Royal Infirmary and am part of a medical team saving lives.

Nathaniel Nuttall’s Journey

Baker > GCSE Maths, English, Science and IT Qualifications at Burnley College > Preston Royal Infirmary

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