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Burnley College expands opportunities for learners as it launches new range of online courses

Learners in Lancashire and beyond have even more opportunities to grow as Burnley College expands its pioneering Online Learning provision.

And once again, many learners won’t have to pay a penny.

The number one College in England* launched its brand new service in January offering free** courses in highly desirable skills which can be studied at your own pace and in your own space.

Now they’ve more than doubled the number of courses and expanded the range and plan to continue to offer even more options in the future.

The six new courses include Digital Marketing and Business Administration as well as Equality and Diversity and Event Planning.

This brand-new blended, flexible approach to learning allows people to shape their own education to fit around their schedules and is part of Burnley College’s mission to “Build Futures and Change Lives” for everyone in East Lancashire and around the whole of the UK.

It’s ideal for anyone who has the passion to push for promotion, wants to branch out into a brand-new career or simply learn for the love of it.

Burnley College’s expert tutors will facilitate the courses ensuring the highest level of quality. Upon completion learners will get a nationally-recognised Level 2 qualification.

Flexibility is key to this new offer, as it allows learners to work at their own pace and in their own space, making education available to everyone, whatever their personal situation.

And with all the courses fully funded** it means personal growth doesn’t need to cost learners anything.

The six new courses are:

             Principles of Business Administration

             Event Planning

             Equality and Diversity

             Digital Marketing

             Special Educational Needs and Disability

             Understanding Behaviour that Challenges

For a full list of courses and more information about funding you can go online to Online Learning – Burnley College Burnley College

Megan Salkeld, Head of Online Learning says there’s clearly an appetite for this kind of learning:


We’re so excited to be able to offer even more courses as part of our Online Learning initiative.
We knew there would be an audience of people who wanted the expert-levels of tuition Burnley College is renowned for, but even we were amazed with just how large that audience is.

Megan Salkeld

Head of Online Learning at Burnley College

“The fact these courses are fully funded for so many people means we can achieve exactly what we’ve always aimed for as a College, giving everyone who has the passion and drive to push for promotion, to take up a new career or just to learn for the love of learning is now able to do just that.

“I look forward to continuing to expand this amazing offering and give even more people the opportunity to begin a new chapter of their educational journey.”

Do you want to get back into education, but life keeps getting in the way? Do you want to boost your promotion prospects but finding it hard to make time? Online Learning with Burnley College is the ultimate flexible solution.

Learn more about Online Learning or get in touch with one of our online learning experts – [email protected]

*for all 16-18 qualification levels as shown in the latest Government achievement rate tables.

**Funding is available on all courses offered. Funding is reliant on multiple factors including geographical location and personal circumstances.