A budding motor engineer at Accrington and Rossendale College has the keys to employment after completing his Auto Electrics qualification.

Aiden Watson, 18, from Langho, has secured employment at DFJ Auto in Preston after finishing his Level 3 qualification at Accrington and Rossendale College this summer.

Aiden, formerly of St Augustine’s RC High School, said: “My qualification has helped me get into the industry I want to get into, and I’m pleased to be progressing into employment.

“Accrington and Rossendale College has been really good. My tutors are knowledgeable and friendly, and I have made some great friends.

“I’ve learned valuable information about my hobby and now that I’m progressing into my career, I want to develop my skills and push myself to go as high as I can in the motor industry.”

Following a successful merger in 2018, Accrington and Rossendale College is now led by Nelson and Colne College, one of the highest performing colleges in the country.

Students attending this College can now expect to receive the same quality that is offered at its sister college – including phenomenal teaching, strong industry links, extensive wraparound support and outstanding facilities, following a £4million redevelopment.

For classroom achievement, at all ages and levels, Accrington and Rossendale College now places in the top five colleges nationally. It is also a top 10 college nationally for student satisfaction, and now sits with its partner Nelson and Colne College as number one in Lancashire for 16-18 Advanced Apprenticeships.

Nelson and Colne College Group – incorporating Accrington and Rossendale College – also saw a 100% pass rate for students completing BTEC qualifications, with a staggering 85% of students achieving high grades.

Nelson and Colne College is one of the leading colleges nationally across a range of academic measures – 16-18 classroom learner achievement, 16-18 Advanced Apprenticeship timely achievement, A Level progress and GCSE Mathematics and English progress. The college is also the number one college in the country for student satisfaction.

Applicants looking to apply to Nelson and Colne College or Accrington and Rossendale College still have the time to do so. Visit www.nelson.ac.uk or www.accross.ac.uk or contact the Admissions Team on 01282 440272.