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Get real-world skills that will set you up for life!

It all starts with skills. We will help you gain the qualifications and know-how you need to make informed choices about your future.

As long as you meet the funding criteria, it won’t cost you a penny.

There are multiple pathways available thanks to the Government’s Skills for Life Campaign.

See below to see which of the following options bests suits you.

If you’re unsure, feel free to get in touch with our expert Student Services team who can give you the advice and guidance you need: [email protected]

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Free Courses for Jobs

The opportunity to gain a Level 3 qualification without any associated course fees – equivalent to an Advanced Vocational Course or A Level.

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Management
  • Digital
  • Engineering
  • Health and Social Care

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Maths and English

Gain crucial qualifications in GCSE in Maths and English which can improve your core skills and propel you onto a career-focused degree or HNC. These qualifications can be instrumental in gaining promotions, changing careers or moving onto University level learning.

At Burnley College, will give you the individualised support you need. Our approachable tutors make learning enjoyable and our friendly Student Services team offer financial advice, career guidance and motivational help.

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Adult Apprenticeships

Did you know that Apprenticeships aren’t just for school leavers? There is no upper age limit meaning that they are open to adults too. Apprenticeships focus on developing core skills which can be utilised in the workplace.

  • Business & Management
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing & Engineering

Email [email protected] to find out more

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Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs)

A Higher Technical Qualification (HTQ) allows you to develop your knowledge, skills and practical experience through a unique combination of training, work placement and study.

Email [email protected] to find out more


Not sure where to start? Need Careers Advice?

Our Advice and Guidance Team are here to support you. Get in touch with our Careers Team today for impartial advice.

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