Blackburn College News

COVID Vaccinations

by Irfan Patel -

Ivy Street Community Centre, Ivy Close, Blackburn, BB2 3RR have walk-in clinics (no appointment needed) this week for the COVID Vaccinations as detailed below. The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are for anyone over 18 years of age.

What's Next For Your Career? The Opportunity Bridge is Here to Support Your Next Move

by Irfan Patel -

With the end of another academic year fast approaching, what’s your next move?

Maybe you haven’t decided yet because you have no idea what options are available to you? Or, perhaps you don’t know where your strengths lie so you don’t feel confident enough to start applying for jobs?

Take action right now. Get started by signing up to The Opportunity Bridge

The Opportunity Bridge works with you to uncover your strengths, talents and interests, helping you develop skills for future jobs. We then match you with a local employer that can provide experience and insight into the exciting career opportunities you’re looking for.

Before securing your first job with a progressive, forward thinking employer, The Opportunity Bridge will help build your confidence and prepare you for the world of work with:

  • One-to-one career coaching
  • Masterclasses on the future of work
  • Key skills workshops
  • CV writing & interview preparation
  • Mentoring, work experience & job shadowing  
  • The Community Hub

Ready to kickstart your career?

We want you to reach your potential and we’ll do everything we can to help you get there. You’ll have the freedom to manage your own professional development and we’ll provide you with all the tools, advice and support you need to succeed. It’s completely FREE to sign up to The Opportunity Bridge. Take a look at the flyer attached or click the link below for more info.

Achieve your potential – Click here to sign up to The Opportunity Bridge

Springpod Modules

by Irfan Patel -

It's not too late to finish your Springpod modules.

Complete them all now to get your certificate.

Make sure that all sections of each module are completed!

Documents have to be uploaded as PDFs

If you need any help and support ask your tutor, or the Work Placement Team are always happy to help. Please email: with your queries or concerns.

Please note all sections (100%) of each Module must be completed to achieve your certificate.

Elizabeth and Victoria Building Lifts

by Irfan Patel -

Unfortunately on Sunday evening there was a power outage which came from the Electricity Substation at the side of Blakey Moor blowing.

The substation powers King George’s Hall, the Elizabeth and Victoria Buildings, the Harrison Centre, St Paul’s and STEMM buildings, subsequently these buildings are being run off a generator. As the generator is not a constant flow of electricity like mains power is, there can sometimes be fluctuations in the supply which in yesterday and today’s instances is causing the lifts particularly in the Elizabeth and Victoria Buildings to cut-out, which is an automatic safety feature. We will ask the lift company to come and reset the lift to get it back up and running however, this may happen on numerous occasions whilst we are still receiving power from the generator.

I have today been advised by Electricity North West Limited that they are anticipating their works to repair the substation will be completed by Friday afternoon (11 June 2021), at which the College buildings will be back on mains power.

Thank you for your understanding.


Daniel Thomas

Facilities and Estates Manager

Art and Design Show 2021

by Irfan Patel -

You are invited to the End of Year Art and Design Show 2021.

Exhibiting the very best student work from our creative courses. Featuring: Art & Design, Game Art & Concepts, Fine Art, Illustration & Animation, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Media Production, Fashion & Textiles, Music & Performing Arts, Photography & more.

The online exhibition launches Friday 11th June 2021 at 6pm and you can register for the official launch event at

You can also come and see our public exhibition in the Mall 12th-28th June 2021.

We hope you enjoy the show!

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