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Discover why we’re the number 1 college in England*

It’s an exciting time, planning for your future after GCSEs.

Discover more about Burnley College Sixth Form Centre and the Outstanding courses we offer after GCSEs.

Where you study can be as important as what you study.

We’re proud to be the Number 1 College in England* and we’ve got the results to prove it.

But to get a real feel for what it’s like to be a part of the Burnley College Family, you have to meet us – so book a place on one of our Open Events now and discover more about how we Build Futures and Change Lives.

*in the latest Government achievement tables for students aged 16-18.

Why do I need to book a place?

Due to popular demand, and to keep everyone Covid safe, our Open Events are now by appointment only.

Can I bring someone with me?

Yes you can.

They do need to be a member of your family bubble however. We are committed to keeping visitors, staff, Students and you as safe as possible in the current climate. If you have special circumstances and require someone else to accompany you, contact Student Service and arrangements can be made.

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Will I have to wear a face covering?


While on Campus everyone, from visitors to students and staff, must wear a facemask – unless exempt – to help project the Burnley College Family and our visitors, too.

Why do I have to book a time slot?

Our booking system means we will not be overcrowded and all visitors can maintain a safe distance from others as they enjoy a tour of our Campus. Thank you for your patience and assistance in helping make this possible.

Is there parking in the College grounds?


There is plenty of free parking on Campus for the Open Events. It’s very easy to find, but for directions, see burnley.ac.uk

Will I have the chance to chat to Tutors?


The purpose of these Open Events is so you can meet Tutors and staff face-to-face and ask any questions.

I can’t make it to any of the Open Events – what should I do?

Do not worry. We have plenty of options available.

You could take part in one of our online Burnley College Virtual Experiences. Where you can look around, explore and find out more – all without leaving your own home.


Got a question? Ask our School Liaison Team here


Can I apply at the Open Event?


You can apply whenever you are ready. If you find the perfect course, you can apply there and then. Or, if you want a bit of time to think about it, that’s fine too. Whatever your decision, we’re here to support you.

I Don’t Know What I’m Going To Do!

Planning for the future is exciting, and also can be nerve-wracking. Maybe you’re unsure of which direction your future is headed.

Maybe you’re a parent and you’ve got no idea of what the difference between an A Level and a T Level is.

WE HAVE THE ANSWERS – Come and see us and find out more.



Here to Help

Our School Liaison Team is here to offer you independent advice and guidance.

We won’t push you down a certain route after GCSEs or insist you come to Burnley College Sixth Form Centre (although we hope that you’ll share our vision for your future and recognise just why we’re the number one College in the country).

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