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A very warm welcome to our University Centre.

Higher Education

Our courses range from Access to Higher Education, through to foundation and honours degrees.

Whether you are aiming to boost your career prospects, are looking for a change of direction, or are hoping to gain a Higher Level qualification locally and flexibly, we can support you in achieving your aspirations.

Nelson and Colne College and Accrington and Rossendale College merged in November 2018, and our Higher Education offer for 2019-20 has been expanded with provision delivered from two campuses; Nelson and Accrington.

The merger has created a combined force for greater opportunities. Linking together Accrington and Rossendale’s stature and experience for providing high quality Higher Education courses with Nelson and Colne’s long history of outstanding achievement and expert teaching, means improved prospects for adults in East Lancashire and beyond.

On these web pages you will find out about our extensive range of programmes, the broad number of progression routes available to you, the strong partnerships we share with leading universities and employers, and key information on the financial support available to you that makes studying a Higher Level qualification possible.

If you require any further information about our constantly evolving University Centre provision, then please do not hesitate to contact our Higher Education Admissions Team:

01254 354 047 /

Click here to find out “Why Study Here?”

Click here to find out your “Study Options & Programmes”

Click here to view our “HE Complaints and Appeals Policy”

Click here to view our “HE Admissions Policy”

Click here to view our “Terms and Conditions of Enrolment”

Click here to view our “Programme Closure and Suspension Statement”


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