Blackburn College News

Re-introduction of face-coverings/masks

by Irfan Patel -

Dear Students,

We have been notified by the Borough’s Director of Public Health that from Monday 22 November 2021, face coverings/masks will be re-introduced in schools and Colleges in Blackburn with Darwen. Although rates of Covid-19 in the Borough are low, the message we have received from the Council asks us to remain cautious so that numbers remain low.

The latest advice does not mean that we need to return to the wearing of face-coverings in the classroom. However, we do need to return to wearing face-coverings in communal areas and corridors – such as when moving around, using canteens etc.

On Monday morning College staff members will be available on building entrances and will have supplies of masks available.

Please remember that there are other things that can be done to keep everyone at College safe.

The other things we can all do are:

  • Washing our hands regularly and using hand-sanitiser;
  • Taking regular rapid tests, particularly before mixing with others;
  • Getting fully vaccinated against Covid-19; and
  • Keeping rooms well-ventilated, particularly when spending time indoors with people we don’t live with.

Did you know?

If you’re aged 16-17 you are now likely to be eligible for the second doses of your vaccines.

Simply book your jab online – search for Book Covid-19 jab!

Thank you for your understanding.

Kind regards

Ben Taylor

Head of Marketing


£500 Progression Bonus

by Irfan Patel -

Did you know you could do a degree in Blackburn in September and be paid a £500 Progression Bonus? 

That’s £500 simply for enrolling on a full-time course – and it’s uniquely for you! 

Want to know what it feels like to get something for free? 

Then why not have a go at our competition in the Beacon Centre on Tuesday between 10am and 2pm, where you will have the chance to win a £50 voucher of your choice. 

All you have to do is grab as many tickets as you can inside a wind tunnel, in the time allocated. The person with the highest number of tickets will win the £50 prize. 

For more information on the £500 progression bonus go to Progression Bonus | Blackburn College



Graduate Careers and Post Graduate Advice Drop-In

by Irfan Patel -

Graduate Careers and Post Graduate Advice Drop-In

Come along to the Students Union in The Curve and speak to a professional adviser for help with your options at the end of your studies.

Tuesday 16th and 23rd November – 2pm-4pm

Wednesday 17th and 24th November – 10am-12pm

Thursday 18th and 25th November – 9am-10.30am



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