You’ll be studying hard to get the grades you want, but College is about enjoying yourself as well. We want you to broaden your experiences in life, meet new people and develop as an individual.
We are much, much more than just a place to study, we are a vibrant community, and we want you to become a member. We support and inspire each other to be the best that we can be and firmly believe in celebrating success. That’s why our students go on to achieve so much.
Everything that you do on your course will prepare you for your career. We regularly invite top professionals into the College to give lectures and 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 and TV personalities.
It’s not just our students that are renowned for winning national awards, we recently won the Outstanding BTEC School/College of the year 2015 award, beating colleges and schools from across the country.
When you aren’t studying, we have everything available on campus that you need for life. Visit our sports complex, work out in the gym, have your hair done at our Seasons Salon and go for a meal in our Roots Restaurant.
Plus you can take part in social activities each day on campus, join sporting groups and much more.
Many of our courses offer our students the chance to travel abroad as part of international exchange programmes. In 2015/16 catering students worked in Sweden, construction students working in Germany, health care and early years students worked in Denmark and the Sport Academy students worked in Portugal and Spain.
Our leafy campus is truly beautiful and an amazing place to relax between lessons.
Students at Accrington and Rossendale College have three key features in common:
1. A drive to achieve a successful career
2. A passion for their subject
3. A positive outlook
You only have to look at our ex-students as evidence of this. graduates from Accrington and Rossendale College have gone on to become global entrepreneurs such as Ilyas Khan, European Cup Winners such as Gary and Phil Neville, World Superbike Champions such as Carl Fogarty, Michelin Starred Chefs such as Tim Payne and TV, stage and cinema actors such as Julie Hesmondhalgh and Lee Ingleby.
So if you want to be amongst the greats, you are in safe hands at Accrington and Rossendale College.
Accrington and Rossendale Colleges’ Girls’ Football Academy have added the English Schools’ Football Association (ESFA) cup to their already bulging trophy cabinet after a hard-fought 1-0 victory against rivals Solihull College of Birmingham in March 2016.
Accrington and Rossendale College celebrated hosting the annual (BATJIC) Building & Allied Trades Joint Industrial Council Awards ceremony in its state-of-the-art Heartwood Centre and Roots Restaurant by picking up no fewer than five awards including College of the Year in March 2016.
In July 2015 we won outstanding BTEC School/College of the Year at the National BTEC Awards. The competition celebrates achievement in the country’s most widely taken vocational qualification.
In September 2016 we launched Lancashire’s only Risual Digital Academy here at Accrington and Rossendale College. Accrington and Rossendale College has teamed up with Risual Limited and Microsoft, to launch the North West’s first Risual Microsoft Academy, based at the college’s state-of-the-art Heartwood Centre.
The Risual Digital Academy, the only of its kind in Lancashire, will not only embed digital literacy into the college curriculum but also provide support and specialist training to lecturers and students.
Last but not least we truly care about you. We want you to succeed and our support for our students is above and beyond most colleges.