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Accrington and Rossendale College is an award-winning provider of Further Education, Higher Education & Work-Based Training. It offers quality education and training to the people of Hyndburn, Rossendale & beyond. We continuously invest large sums of money in bringing you to campus and facilities that are amongst the best in the country—ensuring that you stand the best chance of success. We also attract experienced tutors with excellent track records in the industry. Not only can they share their knowledge with you, but also their practical experience of working in board rooms and on building sites.

The most important thing is how you make the most of your opportunity for a college education. Students at Accrington and Rossendale College will be studying at one of the most successful further education colleges in the country. Our former students have become European Cup winners, World Super-bike Champions, Michelin Starred Chefs, TV, and stage, and cinema actors. We hope that you will one day join them on our long list of successful graduates.

We are very proud of our reputation, which is continually growing. Here you can gain a degree from a top-class university without leaving your home town. This is ideal for those with other commitments, work, or family. Our tutors have a wealth of experience and knowledge within their subjects and are regularly singled out for praise in academic reviews. Accrington and Rossendale College's multi-million-pound campus also provides a fantastic environment in which to learn. Whatever your age, background, or qualifications, we can help you realize your potential and help you achieve your aspirations.

Our strategic plan is to provide Further Education, Higher Education & Work-Based Training that offers quality education and training to the people of Hyndburn, Rossendale & beyond. Our Strategic Aims:

  • To be an outstanding College
  • To provide inspirational teaching, learning, and support which equips all our learners for their future careers
  • To increase participation from our community and add value, economically and socially
  • To be an employer of the first choice for talented and innovative staff
  • To maintain financial stability

Our success rates for 16-19-year-old put us in the top 10% of the country's FE and tertiary colleges. We have a state-of-the-art, multi-million-pound campus that has been designed with students in mind. We regularly invite top professionals into the College to give lectures, master classes, or to work alongside our students. Our learners have met and worked alongside:

  • Michelin Starred Chefs.
  • Award-Winning Movie Directors.
  • Multi-Millionaire Businessmen.
  • Top Class Professional Footballers.
  • TV Personalities.

We are committed to working inclusively within the communities that we serve and to develop a student community and workforce of the future that reflects East Lancashire's rich diversity. We aim to ensure that all staff and students, whether existing or potential, receive fair and equal treatment when applying to, or working as, members of the College, and to counter any attitudes and behavior which deny opportunities to people only or primarily because of their:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage and civil partnership
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual Orientation


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