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School Leavers
Open Events
16-18 Education

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Our open evenings provide the perfect opportunity for you to get a feel for Accrington & Rossendale College. You can come along with your parents/carers to see our fantastic facilities, speak to tutors and current students and wander around the campus where you will make new friends and enjoy new experiences. As well as get advice if you are still insure about which course is for you.

Open Events

Details for the up and coming open events that we hold within the college can be found below: 

  • Tuesday 25th September 2018
  • Monday 15th October 2018
  • Wednesday 14th November 2018

*All our open events will take place between 6 and 8pm

Accrington and Rossendale College Schools Liaison TeamThe Schools Liaison Team.

If The Schools Liaison Team at Accrington and Rossendale College works closely with the schools across the Pennine Lancashire area. They attend Careers Fairs, Parents’ Evenings, and Options Evenings. In addition, they can deliver presentations to individual class groups and assemblies too.

The team also gets involved with mock interview days, industry/ enterprise days and drop-in sessions.  They can also organise taster sessions of college courses to be delivered in school or on our college campus.

Click here to find out more info about our “School Liaison Team”.

If you want to get in touch, call: 01254 354052 or alternatively, email:


V.I.P. Tours

If you are unable to attend our main college open evenings and would like some information and guidance, please give us a call on 01254 354052. We will then be able to arrange for you to visit the college and have a guided V.I.P Tour of the entire campus. We can provide a time and date that suits you and your family.

What Happens Next? +

Upon receipt of your application, you will be sent a letter inviting you for an interview. We may also contact you to clarify your course choice or ask for further information if necessary. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of sending your application form, call 01254 354 354 to check that we have received it.

Following the interview process, we will let you know the result of your application as soon as possible.

Full Time Course Open Events +

Full Time courses – 6:00pm – 8:00pm

  • 26th September 2017
  • 16th October 2017
  • 16th November 2017

Open evenings are intended to allow you to take a closer look at the College’s facilities, a chance to meet staff and students, take part in fun activities an learn more about the ranges of courses available to you


Apprenticeships Open Events +

Apprenticeships – 4:00pm – 7:00pm

  • 10th October 2017
  • 16th January 2018
  • 9th May 2018

Apprenticeship events provide you with an opportunity to meet the Apprenticeships team and tutors from various subject areas. You can find out about the different apprenticeships we offer, the application process and discuss the current job vacancies available. Our staff are happy to offer advice about future career progression and answers any questions you may have.


Moving Up Events +

Moving Up Event – 10:00am – 2:00pm

  • 20th June 2018

This event has been created for applicants to Accrington and Rossnedale College to experience life as a student before joining us in September. With the opportunity to experience a ‘lesson’ in your chosen subject, meet staff and fellow students and undertake a range of extra-curricular activities, this event is definitely one NOT to miss.

Upcoming Events
Apprenticeship May Drop-In & Advice Session

May 8 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm