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Adult and Professional Skills
In the Community

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In the Community

Accrington and Rossendale College is dedicated to supporting people in the community who are unemployed and actively seeking to get back into work.  We have a wide range of courses to suit all abilities and interests, which include a variety of industry sector areas. All courses are fully accredited, which means you will gain a qualification to add to your CV.

In the community at Accrington and rossendale college

Examples of courses:

  • AAT
  • Business Administration
  • Catering and Food Safety
  • Child Care and Adult Care
  • Cleaning
  • Community Transport and Goods Vehicle Driving
  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Facilities and Site Supervision
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Health and Social Care
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Retail Knowledge
  • Skills for Employment
  • Volunteering and Mentoring

Where can I access these courses?

We run a range of Community based courses, both Level 1 and 2 Certificates and Awards. These courses are held at a wide variety of easily accessible venues such as:

  • The Waterside Centre, Accrington
  • Plus other community venues across East Lancashire including Colne Open Door Centre.

To view a full list of our courses and to learn more about them please click this link.

For more information about specific courses and where they are being held, please contact Richard Dwyer on 01254 354423 or email

Accrington & Rossendale College are also interested in working in partnership with local community organisations that are looking to host training programs at their own venue. Bespoke packages are also available. For an informal chat about what we can do for you, please contact the Business Development Team Leader for Community, Joanne Calvert on 01254 354191 or email

Upcoming Events
School Leaver Open Event

February 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm