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Why Choose Accrington and Rossendale?
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We want to help you to broaden your experiences in life, meet new people and develop as an individual. As well as making new friends on your course we provide excellent social areas where you can also meet like-minded people or join social, recreational and sporting clubs.

Why Choose Accrington and Rossendale?

Students at Accrington and Rossendale CollegeWe believe if you choose Accrington and Rossendale College, you won’t regret it. You’ll be able to enjoy some of the many opportunities we have to offer during your time with us.

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.

We are much, much more than just a place to study, we are a vibrant community, and we want you to become a member. We support and inspire each other to be the best that we can be and firmly believe in celebrating success. That’s why our students go on to achieve so much.

Need more reasons? 
We Sell Careers Not Courses +

Everything that you do on your course will prepare you for your career. We regularly invite top professionals into the College to give lectures and master classes or to work alongside our students.

Our learners have met and worked alongside Michelin starred chefs, award winning movie directors, multi-millionaire businessmen, top class professional footballers and TV personalities.

We Are An Award Winning College +

It’s not just our students that are renowned for winning national awards, we recently won the Outstanding BTEC School/College of the year 2015 award, beating colleges and schools from across the country.

We Offer A Whole Lifestyle Package +

When you aren’t studying, we have everything available on campus that you need for life. Visit our sports complex, work out in the gym, have your hair done at our Seasons Salon.

Plus you can take part in social activities each day on campus, join sporting groups and much more.

You Get To Travel +

Many of our courses offer our students the chance to travel abroad as part of international exchange programmes. In 2015/16 health care and early years students worked in Denmark and the Sport Academy students worked in Portugal and Spain.

We Are Beautiful +

Our leafy campus is truly beautiful and an amazing place to relax between lessons.

Who Are Our Students? +

Students at Accrington and Rossendale College have three key features in common:

1. A drive to achieve a successful career
2. A passion for their subject
3. A positive outlook

You only have to look at our ex-students as evidence of this. graduates from Accrington and Rossendale College have gone on to become global entrepreneurs such as Ilyas Khan, European Cup Winners such as Gary and Phil Neville, World Superbike Champions such as Carl Fogarty, Michelin Starred Chefs such as Tim Payne and TV, stage and cinema actors such as Julie Hesmondhalgh and Lee Ingleby.

So if you want to be amongst the greats, you are in safe hands at Accrington and Rossendale College.


Girls Football Academy Win +

Accrington and Rossendale Colleges’ Girls’ Football Academy have added the English Schools’ Football Association (ESFA) cup to their already bulging trophy cabinet after a hard-fought 1-0 victory against rivals Solihull College of Birmingham in March 2016.

BATJIC Awards Success +

Accrington and Rossendale College celebrated hosting the annual (BATJIC) Building & Allied Trades Joint Industrial Council Awards ceremony in its state-of-the-art Heartwood Centre and Roots Restaurant by picking up no fewer than five awards including College of the Year in March 2016.

National Award Win +

In July 2015 we won outstanding BTEC School/College of the Year at the National BTEC Awards. The competition celebrates achievement in the country’s most widely taken vocational qualification.

We Truly Care About You +

Last but not least we truly care about you. We want you to succeed and our support for our students is above and beyond most colleges.

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