Nelson and Colne College

Nelson and Colne College is continually expanding and developing to meet local community needs. Here is more information about what we offer…


  16-18 Provision

With a strong Career College ethos, NCC offers a wide range of A Level, vocational and Apprenticeship programmes for 16-18 students. We currently have nearly 30 A Level subjects, and in 2017 we achieved an incredible 99.7% pass rate, with 87% of entries achieving A*-C grades. We also offer Vocational and Apprenticeship programmes at different levels including Health and Social Care, Childcare, Sport, and Engineering. Our Vocational pass rate is 100% and we’re currently second in the country for 16-18 Apprenticeship success.

Apprenticeships and Training

We are committed to providing Apprentices and employers alike with fantastic work based training and Apprenticeship opportunities. Not only do we help Apprentices on their journey towards their dream career, we also work with companies in East Lancashire and beyond to help them find their next star employee, upskill their current staff, and ensure business needs are met. We have been named as second in the country for 16-18 Apprenticeship success, based on the latest Government data.

University Centre

With the launch of an on-site University Centre, NCC is able to help adults fast-track their career and gain a Higher Level qualification flexibly, locally and without the expense of University. Currently NCC offers a range of programmes – including HNC/D industry qualifications, Access programmes, the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and a Foundation Diploma in Art.

Lancashire Adult Learning

NCC’s partner, Lancashire Adult Learning, aims to provide learning opportunities for all adults across the region. LAL currently offers an extensive range of subjects to learners, with over 2000 courses delivered through more than 300 venues across Lancashire. This helps over 11,000 learners, many of whom have very diverse motivations for engaging with LAL’s offer, and makes us one of the UK’s largest Adult Community Learning Providers.

Pendle Education Trust

Nelson and Colne College is proud to be the sponsor of Pendle Education Trust, which comprises of Castercliff Primary Academy, Pendle Primary Academy, Colne Primet Academy and West Craven High School. Through close collaboration with local partners and schools, PET strives to deliver an excellent education for children in Pendle and surrounding districts.

Accrington and Rossendale College

Accrington and Rossendale College is an award winning provider of Further Education, Higher Education & Work Based Training who offers quality education and training to the people of Hyndburn, Rossendale & beyond. We currently offer Vocational and Apprenticeship programmes, at different levels, in 11 subject areas including Hospitality and Catering, Motor Vehicle Engineering and Construction and Building Trades