Blackburn College

UK partner institution

Blackburn College is the largest further education college in Pennine Lancashire and one of the largest providers of higher education for a college in England. It offers a wide range of degree qualifications, delivered in its dedicated University Centre.


Blackburn College has a longstanding reputation of delivering life-changing degrees for the benefit of students far and wide.

The college offers many university qualifications including master’s, bachelor’s and foundation degrees. They also offer Higher National Certificates (HNCs), Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) and Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs).

Many of the bachelor’s degrees are available with foundation entry – offering an additional year of study for those returning to education after a gap.

The college also delivers a range of Higher and Degree Apprenticeships – enabling students to achieve a degree while earning a wage and benefitting from work-based learning.

The college is also home to a plethora of professional qualifications. This makes it a one-stop shop for anyone looking to improve their prospects, no matter their stage of career or life circumstances.


Blackburn College has a longstanding reputation of delivering life-changing degrees for the benefit of students far and wide.

Areas of study

Delivered in a state-of-the-art, purpose-built University Centre, students enjoy a close-knit university environment featuring smaller-size classes and tuition from national award-winning staff. Over 25 distinct fields of study are delivered, including business, early childhood studies, fine art, photography and sport. The college’s teacher training provision – including PGCEs and CertEds – are approved by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), with whom the college has a strong partnership.

Higher education

Higher education courses at Blackburn College are perfect for those wanting to fit studying for a degree around work and family commitments. Full-time and part-time options provide flexible learning opportunities. Students at Blackburn College also have access to a generous financial support package to make the transition to university as simple and stress-free as possible.

In 2022, the National Student Survey (NSS) the college achieved the highest overall student satisfaction in the North West with 84% of students feeling satisfied with the quality of their course. Graduates from Blackburn College go on to achieve career-defining roles with leading companies. This is testament to the strength of its employment-focused curriculum and vast employer links.


Blackburn College is located just a short walk away from the amenities and transport links of Blackburn town centre. The college’s campus is easily accessible by bus, rail and car and features first-class facilities designed to provide students with everything they need to succeed on their degree.


Feilden St, Blackburn BB2 1LH

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