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. You will meet new friends in your tutor groups and in addition to that, we provide excellent social areas where you can meet like-minded people or join social, recreational and sporting clubs.
Liverpool, Manchester, Preston and Leeds music scene and night life offer students fantastic entertainment and provide a great way to relax whilst studying at college. The cities have an abundance of world famous bars, clubs and music venues all within easy reach.
Being centred between many of the cities and big towns in Pennine Lancashire, shopping for anything from high class boutiques to locally produced farm produce is simple and will keep you busy. The Trafford Centre, Salford Quays and Liverpool, Manchester, Preston and Leeds city centre’s are all within 40 minutes travelling from both Accrington and Rossendale.
There are a variety of local cafes, restaurants and bars to tantalise your taste-buds, from traditional Lancashire dishes to the tastes of the continent. Get out and about in the Pennines and sample some of the finest food available with stunning views of the area. There is also a wide choice of take-away establishments and supermarkets to accommodate everyone’s taste.
The North West and in particular Pennine Lancashire are passionate about sport, from Football to Rugby League, Cricket to Cycling; the region hosts many sporting events throughout the year.
Accrington has excellent transport links, making it quick and easy to travel to almost anywhere in the country, including the Lake District, Peak District and North Wales. It is also only a short journey to enjoy the scenic attractions of Lancashire’s coastline, with miles of open sands and nature reserves.
The region has a year round diary of events and places to visit. Art galleries and museums are located across the North West, providing stimulating experiences and insight into culture and history.
Monday 4th September 2017 – Thursday 21st December 2017
(Half Term Holiday = 30th October – 6th November 2017)
Thursday 8th January 2018 – Tuesday March 22nd 2018
(Half Term Holiday = Monday 12th February – 17th February 2018)
Tuesday 9th April – Thursday 6th July 2018
(Half Term Holiday = Monday 29th May – Friday 2nd June 2018)
Enrichment opportunities provide our learners with the skills and experiences to enhance their personal development and employability skills, to ensure that all learners are able to realise their full potential and achieve positive progression to further study or employment. Please click here to learn more.