Blackburn College

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. Since 1888, people from all over Lancashire and beyond have developed their skills, re-trained and moved to higher levels of study with Blackburn College's support.

Bachelor's programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



Founded in 1888, Blackburn College’s purpose was the provision of technical, employment-focussed education for the people of Blackburn and the surrounding area.


  • Access to Higher Education Diplomas
  • Higher National Certificates (HNCs) 
  • Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) 
  • Foundation Degrees
  • Honours Degrees and Honours Degrees with Foundation Entry
  • Joint Honours Degrees
  • Masters Degrees
  • Professional Qualifications


  • 93% of graduates in work or further study within 6 months of graduation
  • 95% of 16-18 year olds in work or further study within 6 months (2018)
  • All our courses are designed with your future career in mind. Many of our tutors are industry professionals who will share with you insights from their experience and gear you up for what to expect when you start your graduate career. We work with employers to ensure that what you learn during your degree is actually of benefit to them when you come to search out a graduate level job and we offer a range of work-based learning options to help you get a taste of the job market and what an employer wants.

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Student services

Students' Union - Although our Students’ Union is small we try to cater to everyone. We have a number of Students’ Union Officers who are elected each year and a full-time Students’ Union President to support you.

Library services

We have a substantial collection of learning resources including more than 55,000 books, a wealth of magazines, and DVDs. Our 24/7 library of online databases, journals and e-books mean that you can fit your studies into your busy lifestyle whether you're on campus, at home or even on holiday.

ICT services

FREE Wi-Fi across campus

Student Life

Campus life

World Class Campus

Each of our buildings is truly unique and contains everything you need to succeed in your chosen subject. Here is a small taste of what gives our campus its wow factor:

  • Convenient and accessible town centre location
  • State-of-the-art teaching spaces
  • Plenty of social spaces to relax in
  • Numerous cafés and restaurants serving delicious food and drink — including Starbucks
  • Home of Lancashire’s top-rated restaurant
  • Dedicated prayer facilities

Sports facilities

The £13.5m Sports and Leisure Centre opened in 2015 and features state-of-the-art fitness and leisure facilities open to all our students. It is also home to Sport courses — where two deluxe sport halls can accommodate a myriad of different sporting activities. 

  • 2 deluxe, multi-sport halls
  • 6-lane swimming pool with a water slide
  • 80-station gym and fitness suite
  • Aerobics studio
  • Spin studio
  • Physiotherapy laboratory

Student Reviews

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Blackburn, England, United Kingdom

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