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Institute of Technology expertise and equipment boost for Burnley College

Cutting-edge, industry-leading equipment has been installed and facilities transformed at Burnley College to deliver a series of pioneering programmes focussed on Advanced Manufacturing, Digital Technologies and Healthcare Science as part of the Lancashire and Cumbria Institute of Technology.

Burnley College is one of the leading partners in the new Institute of Technology (IoT), which is one of several across the UK, created by the Government to provide high-quality, higher-level technical education and training in a range of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) occupations and industries.

As part of the new  Lancashire & Cumbria IoT Burnley College will:

  • Work alongside employers to create the workforce of the future
  • Empower learners with exceptional technical education to become career-ready
  • Enable the North West to become a world leader in future technologies and manufacturing excellence.

Developed with industry in mind, an exciting and pioneering range of IoT programmes have been launched and are now available for learners to apply, with start dates this autumn and early 2024 at Burnley College’s £115 million, town centre Campus.

Combined with a massive investment in new technology including 5 Axis Mazak CNC Machines; a cutting-edge Tool Management System; the latest in robotics and mechatronics technology; a ground-breaking Security Operations Centre and state-of-the-art laboratory, it offers learners seeking careers in highly-skilled roles fantastic new learning pathways, as well as local businesses training opportunities.

Neil Burrows, Director of Skills and Innovation at Burnley College, the Number One College in England*, said:


Burnley College has a proud reputation for being at the very forefront of training and industry developments, staying ahead of the curve to ensure employers across the North West have access to the very latest technologies.

Neil Burrows

Director of Skills and Innovation at Burnley College

“Being home to the Lancashire and Cumbria Institute of Technology allows us to take that experience and expertise to the next level through substantial investment in equipment and ensuring our staff are sector leaders in the latest skills and knowledge needed by the workforce pf the future.

“Every development made at College to create these state-of-the-art workshops and facilities has been guided by collaboration with employers who are working with us to create a ‘talent pipeline’ for the future.”

Burnley College is partnering with Blackpool and Fylde College, Nelson and Colne College Group, Blackburn College, Lancaster and Morecambe College, Runshaw College, Preston College, the University of Central Lancashire, Edge Hill University and Lancaster University, as well as industry partners East Lancashire Health Trust, Blackpool Transport, Leyland Trucks and Nybble, to form the Lancashire and Cumbria IoT.

To find out more about how the IoT programmes hosted at Burnley College can transform your future – as a skilled professional or an employer at the forefront of your sector – visit Burnley College, home to Lancashire & Cumbria IoT – Burnley College Burnley College. Or why not get in touch and arrange a visit to see our amazing facilities for yourself by contacting [email protected]

*in the latest Government National Achievement Rate Tables for learners aged 16-18.