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Teaching & Education has never been more rewarding, emotionally and financially. Fulfil your potential and inspire future generations. Apply now for a September start.

Louise Berry. Access to Higher Education course.


Courses for career success

Maybe you’re a volunteer and want to turn your experience into a qualification that earns too. Or you’re a teaching assistant wanting to take that next step.

If you’re inspired by inspiring others, you could be earning around £26,000 as soon as you qualify.


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

To teach you’ll need excellent Maths and English, so if you need your GCSEs, we’ll help you get them.

2. The next step

You could study for an Early Years Practitioner Certificate, building up your experience with study and on a specially selected work placement.

3. University and Beyond

Now it’s time to specialise or expand. The variety of careers available is only limited by your passion to learn more.

Education truly has the power to change people’s lives. It’s changed mine and now I’m helping others. It’s never too late to make a change.

Louise Berry’s Journey

Telecoms > Access to Higher Education Qualifications at Burnley College > University > A Teacher.


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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