Blackburn College News

Updating Contact Details

by Irfan Patel -

It's important to keep your contact details up to date for us to contact you as we'll be sharing key information via text message throughout your programme.

Updating your contact details is simple to do. The quickest way is by completing the online form found on ProPortal.

  1. Log into ProPortal – Click here to access ProPortal
  2. Click the ILP menu at the top of the page
  3. Click Update Contact Details
  4. Ensure the information provided is accurate, include names of Parent/Emergency contacts. (It is crucial that we hold up to date contact details for parents so we can get in touch in the event of an emergency).

Note: You are only required to complete the contact detail/s that have changed and not the whole form.

Bring Your Own Device

by Irfan Patel -

If you would like to bring your own device to site to assist with your studies, this is absolutely possible. To use your own device, laptop, mobile phone, you’ll just need to access our guest WiFi at ‘BBCol WiFi’ – you do not require a password as it is an open WiFi network. You can then access the internet, and by clicking on the following link you can access the main systems/user guides that you need, this includes any instructions you may need: Staff and Students | Blackburn College.

There is also a link to the ‘free Microsoft Office’, which as a student you are entitled to download whilst you study with us.

If you require any specialist software as part of your studies, it is best to speak with your course tutor who can then discuss this with the Computer Services department.

Trade Price Books

by Irfan Patel -

Get trade price books. Browns Books for Students is offering up to 25% off books purchased through their website. Go to and search for books you wish to purchase and add items into a basket. You will receive up to a 25% variable rate discount. At the point of order you will be able to create a username and password to create your own account. Books are delivered to your home address.

Please note there may be delivery charges, so it’s worth comparing price options with other online book ordering sites

Football, Netball & Cricket

by Irfan Patel -

Colleges Sport Teams- Football, Netball & Cricket

Football 2nd trials on Wednesday 22nd 1-3 @Witton park 3G Pitches. Transport and kit provided from college meet at 12.45 in the Leisure Centre.

Netball- Meet me on Tuesday 21st in SH2 AT 12.45

Cricket- 1ST Team trials Tuesday 21st in SH1 4.30-6PM

AOC Sport Ambassador roles- Promote the health and well-being sessions to females, Students with disabilities and students with mental health issues. 

This Girl Can

Inclusive Ambassador

Mental Well-being Ambassador

Free training and access to Believe to Perform resources for all ambassadors.

ECFA Football activator- This role is to promote all football activity at college to all students across college. Free FA Qualification's and training provided.

Inclusive Sport Session:

PAN Ability Football will start on Friday 24th Sept SH1 12.15-1.00- A College Football club with any students who have a disability or learning difficulty. The team competes with other colleges once a month.

Enrichment timetable will launch Monday 20th September.

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