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Health & Social Care has never been more important. The industry is growing rapidly, and that means the rewards are too. So apply now to start this September.

Stuart Burnop. GCSE English Course


Courses for career success

We work closely with employers, designing our courses specifically to make sure you have the skills, knowledge and confidence to launch your caring career or boost your promotion prospects.

Demand for workers in care and social services is climbing, and the average wage for nursing is now £25,000.


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.

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Take the first step in your new career

Wherever you see yourself in the future, your journey starts here. Step one is to contact Burnley College. Our exceptional Student Services team can guide you through the jargon and make sure you’re on the right path to success.

Then it can be as simple as 1, 2, 3…


1. The Basics

Get your GCSEs in Maths, English and Biology.

2. Enrol on our Access to University Course

This Level 3 course gives you the skills you need to apply to University.

3. Complete your Midwifery Degree

When you graduate, you are fully qualified to start your career. Experienced Midwives earn around £35,000 per year.


1. The Basics

Get your GCSEs in Maths and English.

2. Enrol on our Health and Social Care course

This Level 3 course is designed to offer multiple pathways through the Health and Social Care Sector.

3. Complete your Foundation Degree in Mental Health and Social Care

You can do it right here at Burnley College. As a fully qualified mental health expert and can expect to earn up to £30,000.

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 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]


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