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The right place is Burnley College – the right time is now. Wherever you see your career heading, or if you’re still unsure what you want to do – talk to us today.

Nathaniel Nuttall. GCSE Maths, English, Science & IT Courses.


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.


Working out the essential qualifications for your dream career

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.

Get in touch


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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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


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]

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