Our unrivalled enrichment activities are designed to fuel your ambition, drive your curiosity and build skills for your future.

Acting Academy | Basketball | CAD/3D Print Academy | Chess League Champions | Cinema Club | Classical Civilisation for Beginners | Climbing | Creative Crafts | Creative Writing | CrossFit | Culture and Book Club | Dance Academy | Debating Society | Duke of Edinburgh Awards: Bronze, Silver & Gold | Esports | Football Squad | Honours Society | Japanese Club | LGBTQ+ Society | Medical Society | Music Studio Workshop | Musical Theatre | Netball | Sport Experience | STEM Society | Tackling Climate Change | University Application Drop-in | Worldbuilding | World Cinema |

From motivational talks from high profile guests like BBC Apprentice Star Adam Corbally to sports clubs and collaborative societies, you’ll find your space to challenge yourself, develop leadership qualities and enhance your creative thinking.

Freshers’ Fair

Our annual Freshers’ Fair is a fun-filled welcome to College. Enjoy free food and treats; discover more about the clubs, societies and student roles that make up College life; enjoy funfair rides and all the entertainment we can fit in, including haircuts – all for free! Meet new friends; discover more about College life and try out new activities.

Travel the world

As a Burnley College Sixth Form Centre student you’ll have opportunities to travel the world, taking part in planned activities and visits that will enhance your studies as well as giving you the opportunity to discover new cultures.   Burnley College Students discover London     Advanced Level Forensic Science Students visit France

Our annual trips have included visits to:

  • Thailand (volunteering on conservation projects and teaching English)
  • Los Angeles (to the international E3 gaming convention attended by industry leaders)
  • Washington and New York (to discover more about American politics and soak up the culture in New York)
  • Rome (to photograph the world-famous sights)
  • France (to improve language skills at a chateau)
  • Spain (to explore the unique geology and improve language skills)
  • French Alps (for a geography field trip)
  • Austria (for a skiing trip)
  • Lanzarote (for a visit to an internationally-recognised sports and fitness centre)
  • Switzerland (to view the Hadron Collider at CERN)

Plus, we run regular trips to places of interest and to take part in great activities throughout the UK, including:

  • The Houses of Parliament
  • The Tate Modern, London
  • British Film Institute
  • Altcar Barracks 
  • Leading football clubs
  • Coastal and woodland locations for conservation work
  • Universities – for lectures, discovery events and competitions

Every year we include new and exciting trips to help you broaden your horizons.

Take the Lead

There are many opportunities for students to play a full and active role in contributing to the future success of Burnley College by taking on key roles and responsibilities. It’s a great way to learn new skills, build your self confidence and meet other students, as well as helping to boost your application to university or employment. With all the roles available, you will receive full training and be supported to make a difference to the College community.      

Student Governors
Enhance the Student experience and influence decision-making in this high-level position. As a Student Governor you will be focussed, articulate, confident and reliable, utilising these attributes to work closely with governors and senior managers to influence the future of learning in Burnley whether that is developing additional student activities and programmes; investing in learning spaces or even feeding back the opinions of the student body.
It’s an unmissable opportunity to enhance your CV; gain invaluable knowledge and skills about management and really make a difference.

Student Ambassadors
These are the link between our Students and the public, partners within the community and potential students. You can also get involved in academic mentoring at schools, marketing projects, enrichment activities and volunteering, health and wellbeing support and health and safety. It’s a vital role with a high degree of responsibility, and the ideal opportunity to improve your communication and networking skills, which is why it will be impressive on your application to university or your CV.

Student Representatives
There are Student Representatives selected in each division and class to give feedback to Tutors and managers on teaching; activities they have enjoyed or would like to see and suggestions for additional learning resources. It is one of the key platforms for the Student Voice, a vitally important part of our College.


Sport and Fitness students headed to club la santa for a biking trip

Club La Santa trip – Sport & Fitness

Students enjoying a trip to Copenhagen


Advanced Level Forensic Science Students visit France

Advanced Level Forensic Science Students visit France

Burnley College Students discover London

Burnley College Students discover London

Thailand – 2019


eSports Premier League Club PlayOffs

eSports Premier League Club PlayOffs

College Clarets Takeover

College Clarets Takeover at Burnley FCs Turf Moor

Keir Starmer and Lisa Nandy Visit

Keir Starmer and Lisa Nandy Visit the college

The cast of Oliver on stage at Burnley College

Cast of Oliver

Until Joy - She's a Charmer (Live on Burnley College Sixth Form Centre roof)

Until Joy Perform She’s a Charmer live on Burnley College Sixth Form Centre roof


A Level student (Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics)

“I really enjoyed being part of the French Club. I really enjoyed French at school and it was great to be able to keep up my language skills even though I hadn’t chosen French as an A Level subject.”


Advanced Vocational student (Creative Digital Media)

“Being a Student Ambassador has really helped with my confidence and communication skills.”

Bringing Learning to Life

Learning doesn’t only take place in the classroom, laboratory or workshop. We bring learning to life through talks and activities led by recognised experts in their field, augmenting the curriculum and providing you with memories to last a lifetime.

Just a few of the outstanding activities that we have staged in College include:

  • Autopsy Life (a real-life medical experience hosted by medical professionals)
  • Google Digital Garage (to boost online skills)
  • Behind Bars Conference  (covering aspects of policing, the criminal justice system and psychology)
  • Visit from Ocean Revival (the team of Royal Marines undertaking the world’s most dangerous row across the Atlantic)
  • Workshops with Adam Corbally, finalist in The Apprentice, on positive mindset and innovation