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GCSEs in Biology, English and Maths can be vital for so many careers. Apply now and get the support you need.

James Riley. GCSE Maths & English and ICT courses.


Courses for career success

Whether you’re looking to secure a new job, gain promotion or move your learning onto University level, a solid foundation in Biology, English and Maths could be vital.

At Burnley College we offer support to help you achieve the grades you need and to overcome any learning barriers you may face.

We understand it can be daunting to return to education – our classes are led by our approachable and understanding Tutors who make these subjects attainable and fun.

Plus our exceptional, friendly Student Support Team are here for financial advice, career guidance, motivational help and more.


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, our Student Services Team are friendly, approachable and can always find the answers. Just ask.

Get in touch

‘Returning to education has been the best decision I made. I’m looking forward to an exciting new career.’

Adele Fothersgill’s Journey:

Relief Worker > GCSE English And Maths > Access To Social Work At Burnley College > University > Social Worker


Adult Learners

I have a career goal in mind – how do I get there? 

Our Careers Advisors will give you independent 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 [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]