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Start 2021 as you mean to go on with a University-Level course or Adult Learning at Burnley College

There is no need to wait until September to start your studies as degree-level programmes are starting within weeks at Burnley College University Courses, alongside a range of Adult Learning courses to enhance your professional skills, retrain, gain vital qualifications or start a great new hobby.

Find out more about how you could take the next step towards launching a new career, following your vocation, earning promotion or finding a new passion by contacting our friendly, professional advisors for a one-to-one chat about how we can support you every step of the way on your learning journey.

Due to Covid-19, we’re offering individual advice and guidance sessions tailored to your own, unique needs online or over the phone – whatever suits you. Book your spot now at www.burnley.ac.uk/whats-on (choose the Adult Learning Advice Event or University Advice Event – or both – we will make sure you get the very best support to reach your goals, whatever they may be).  You will also be able to discover more about the amazing support services available to all our students aged 19-plus, from help with applications and finances to health and wellbeing issues, study skills to National Careers Service advice.

Both full and part-time Burnley College University Courses  degree-level programmes are starting at the end of January and include:

  • Art and Design (BA Hons)
  • Certificate in Education
  • Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeship (in association with an employer)
  • Children, Young People and Their Services Foundation Degree
  • Crime and Criminal Justice (BA Hons)
  • Education and Learning (BA Hons)
  • PGCE (post-graduate teaching qualification)
  • Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling (BSc Hons)

Adult Learning courses starting in the coming weeks at Burnley College include two expert-led programmes that can help individuals looking to launch or advance a career working with children or young people, or to help their own children in these uncertain times:

  • Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health
  • Introduction to Person-Centred Skills


Additional courses starting soon also include:


  • Business start-up courses
  • DIY and hobby courses
  • ESOL courses (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Maths, English, IT and Science qualifications
  • Reskilling and training for careers in Warehousing and Manufacturing; the Care Sector; Construction Industry; the Textile Industry.

Whatever course you choose, as an undergraduate or Adult Learner – whatever your goal or ambition – you will be taught by friendly, approachable Tutors and Lecturers who are experts in their chosen field, who are committed to supporting you every step of the way. You will receive the individual attention and support you need to overcome any barriers you feel may initially stand in your way and you will be encouraged and motivated at every stage of your journey.

Nathaniel Nuttall, from Burnley, who studied Maths, English, Science and IT qualifications as an Adult Learner at Burnley College said:

“I found studying as an Adult Learner at Burnley College so different to when I was at school: the Tutors were amazing and really made the subjects accessible and memorable! It helped me to change career – I was a baker for more than 20 years but my studies helped me to secure a role at Preston Royal Infirmary’s Pharmaceuticals Department as an Assistant Technical Officer, making bespoke medications.”

Kimberley Gorton, from Burnley, who studied for a Foundation Degree in Children, Young People and Their Services on route to post-graduate study and her career dream of becoming a university lecturer, said:

“The support from Lecturers at Burnley College University Courses was fantastic – and the location close to home made it easier to juggle my family and degree study commitments, too. My Lecturers really helped me every step of the way and were always available to offer academic advice and guidance. The Student Services team helped me to sort out my Student Finance and I received a Burnley Bursary which helped me to buy a laptop for my studies.”

Make 2021 your year and start your studies – as a university student or Adult Learner – in the weeks ahead. To find out more about university-level study at Burnley College University Courses or Adult Learning at Burnley College visit www.burnley.ac.uk, or email [email protected]