Our Access to Higher Education Diplomas prepare students for study at Higher Education/University level, enabling them to go on and study their desired course/degree.
These courses are the ideal solution for people who left school without the usual qualifications, with many of our access students going on to gain foundation degrees, honours degrees and other qualifications. Many go on to change their lives and pursue new careers.
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Accrington and Rossendale College has been a supporter of businesses of all sizes and we celebrate the unique and important position entrepreneurs and business people play in the local, regional and national economy.
We understand that administration is the cornerstone that keeps businesses running smoothly and efficiently and we aim to offer courses that allow students to graduate with the skills and knowledge they need to have a successful career in administration and provide invaluable administrative services for future employers.
Our administration and business courses vary from entry-level awards to help new learners explore a vocation in business administration, to more advanced diplomas designed to accredit those already in the administration workplace with a qualification for the skills they demonstrate everyday in order to facilitate promotion and advancement.
At Accrington and Rossendale College we understand that childcare is one of the most rewarding careers around and a good qualification in this area can lead to some amazing progression opportunities in careers such as social care, nursing, caring and working with children.
We have compiled a series of courses designed to combine theory and practical experience to give you the most balanced and relevant education possible. They also have the added bonus of being the perfect preparation should you decide to stay with us to take an honours degree or foundation degree at our Higher Education and Degree Centre.
If you’d like a flexible qualification that can lead to a multitude of careers offering great progression, then our childcare courses are the perfect option.
The health and social care industry is a huge industry UK wide, contributing 10% to the country’s economy. Therefore jobs are usually abundant and it’s an ideal ideal career choice.
We offer a series of courses designed to combine theory and practical experience to give you the most balanced and relevant education possible. They also have the added bonus of being the perfect preparation should you decide to stay with us to take an Honours Degree or Foundation Degree at
our Higher Education and Degree Centre.
If you’re looking to stay local after your studies, this is one of the largest sectors of employment in Lancashire, with an abundance of vacancies for dedicated and qualified staff.
Today a student, tomorrow a… Child Minder, Midwife, Counsellor, Health Worker, Nanny, Nurse, Nursery Nurse, Probation Officer, Social Worker, Support Worker, Youth Worker, Health Visitor, District Nurse, Health Care Assistant or a Family Support Worker.
Apprenticeships have become one of the most popular routes into employment, allowing people to earn £100+ a week while they complete their training. This means that they are also one of the most competitive, with multiple candidates applying for every vacancy.
Traineeships are the perfect way to gain the skills you need to find and secure the right apprenticeship position for you. If you’re serious about apprenticeships, then this is the perfect course for you.
Once you have completed your Traineeship, you will have gained a variety of skills and experiences which will help to impress employers, for example:
• Interview preparation
• Job search
• Learn to write CVs
• Possible work placement
• Self-discipline and inter-personal skills
• Vocational qualifications.
Accrington and Rossendale College is one of the leading teacher training providers in the North West. We pride ourselves developing and preparing future educators, trainers and learning support staff.
We offer a range of courses at different levels to prepare learners for careers in teaching support or education. The awards will give you the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills associated with the teaching role. This includes the planning and delivering of schemes of learning and session plans, different teaching and learning strategies and exploring a range of assessment practices.
Past students have progressed on to become Teaching Support Staff, Educators or to study PGCEs and other educational degrees at university.
Accrington and Rossendale College has been a supporter of businesses of all sizes and we are proud of our contribution to training and developing business managers and leaders.
Our management courses are tailored to provide learners with an insight in to the world of leadership in the workplace and to give them the confidence and skills to supervise and manage an effective and efficient team of workers. We introduce and explore a range of concepts that underpin leadership and management, that are essential to operating at a managing level.
The qualifications on offer deliver differing levels of understanding both in the theory and practice of management, and equip our learners with an invaluable skillset to enable your progression in your chosen career.
Apprenticeships courses for Computer and Software Development
Apprenticeships courses for Childcare and Early Years
Apprenticeships courses for Hairdressing and Hair and Media Make-up
Apprenticeships courses for Health and Social Care
Apprenticeships courses for Legal Admin
Apprenticeships courses for Media and Design
Apprenticeships courses for Hospitality and Catering
Apprenticeships courses for Motor Vehicle Engineering
Higher Education Courses for Computer Technologies
Adult courses for Computer and Software Development
Adult courses for Computing and Software Development
Adult courses for Construction Trades and Building Services.
See below the next steps into Higher Education:
Adult courses for Hospitality and Catering
Apprenticeship courses for Facilities and Cleaning Skills
Leadership and Management courses available for adult learners
Leadership and Management courses available for Higher Education
Childcare and Early Years courses available for Higher Education Students.
Media and Design courses available for Adult Learners
Motor Vehicle Engineering courses available for Adult Learners
Sport and Fitness courses available for Adult Learners
Education and Teacher Training courses for Higher Education