Nelson and Colne College is a high-performing, ambitious education provider situated in the heart of Pendle. In November 2018 it completed a successful merger with Accrington and Rossendale College and established the Nelson and Colne College Group.
The group incorporates a Sixth Form offering A Level and vocational courses, University Centre, professional skills for adults, Apprenticeships, and Lancashire Adult Learning – the second largest adult learning provider in the country. We have approximately 2,400 full-time students, 16,000 part-time adults and 1,700 Apprentices and also sponsors the multi-academy Pendle Education Trust.
The vision is to create a group that will create the extraordinary through its offer of exceptional skills, vocational and occupational training, sixth form and adult community provision. This will ensure we can prepare the region’s future workforce by ensuring the highest standard of education and training for all adults and young people, as well as upskilling those already in employment through close collaboration with employers.
The most recent Government statistics place Nelson and Colne College as: