COLLEGE MISSION, OBJECTIVES & PRIORITIES

Mission Statement

'Transforming lives through education, training and support'

Vision Statement

'Aspiring, innovating and achieving together'

Value Statements

Equality

We promote equality and diversity

Excellence

We strive for excellence and realise the potential of our learners

Empowerment

We empower our learners to change their lives through education and training

Commitment

We are committed to our learners’ education, training and support

Respect

We treat everyone equally and with respect

    Blackburn College News

    The National Student Survey (NSS) is now open!

    by Lance Plachciak -

    Calling final-year undergraduates!

    The National Student Survey (NSS) is now open.

    NSS is a fantastic opportunity to share your thoughts about your course at Blackburn University Centre.

    It’s quick to complete, anonymous and you’ll also be helping prospective students choose where and what to study.

    Complete the National Student Survey (NSS) now.

    Virtual Work Experience Opportunities

    by Irfan Patel -

    Blackburn College has teamed up with Springpod to offer students virtual work experience.

    All Level 2 and Level 3 learners have been registered for this exciting opportunity.

    • Launch Date: Monday 1st March 2021 - Module 1- Communication
    • Look out for a sign-up email from Springpod in your Blackburn College inbox.
    • Learn new skills while developing knowledge and build your profile, portfolio and CV.

    This programme is mandatory for all Level 2 and 3 learners and includes: -

    • 3 Interactive Modules on Communication, Teamwork, Resilience and Problem Solving.
    • 2 Live Webinars with major UK Employers
    • Quizzes
    • Tasks

    What you need to know?

    • Modules will be released at monthly intervals.
    • To be undertaken on your allotted work placement days.
    • Expected completion date is theend of May.
    • On completion students will receive a certificate

    Also available-look out for other Virtual Work Experience opportunities from Springpod facilitated by major Employers across the UK. Students can attend online live workshops with professionals and complete real projects to show employers what they can do and develop industry knowledge and learn new skills.

    Return to face-to-face Education

    by Irfan Patel -

    Dear students,

    Good news! The Prime Minister announced on Monday 22 February the return of face-to-face delivery in colleges, from Monday 8 March 2021.

    As a College I can confirm that face-to-face education will re-commence on site from Monday 8 March 2021.

    Blackburn College students

    If you are studying A-Levels or a Technical/Vocational course then you will follow your normal timetable but face-to-face and onsite starting from Monday 8 March 2021.

    Blackburn University Centre students

    You will receive confirmation of your exact start date shortly but face-to-face education on-site will start from Monday 8th March. Until you return to Blackburn University Centre your lessons will remain online and you should continue to follow your existing timetable. Your tutors will advise you which on-site start dates relate to which student groups.

    Masks and Face covering

    Staff and students in colleges are now advised to wear face coverings in all areas, including classrooms, where social distancing of 2 metres cannot be maintained as a temporary extra measure. We hope that this measure will not last too long.

    Please remember to bring an appropriate mask with you when you return to College. The latest guidance we have received is that you should wear a mask rather than a visor.

    Testing when you return to site

    The Government is continuing with plans to test all students and staff members when we return to face-to-face teaching. The College has already been testing students and staff members who have remain on-site during the lockdown period.

    When you return to College you will undertake 3 tests on-site and then it is the Government’s intention to provide two home testing kits a week for you to use at home.

    The aim of these tests is to locate students who do not have symptoms of the coronavirus (a new, continuous cough; a high temperature or loss/change to your sense of smell or taste) to limit the spread of the virus in College.

    I hope to update you soon with exact return dates for your areas of study.

    Yours sincerely,

    Dr Fazal Dad

    Principal and Chief Executive

    Career Events at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

    by Irfan Patel -

    Upcoming Virtual Events at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

    There are a number of virtual events taking place with ELHT about careers in the NHS

    If you are interested in attending any of these sessions please contact workplacements@blackburn.ac.uk with the name of the session you are interested in taking part in and they will send you the link


    Midwifery - Monday 1st February 13:00-13:30

    Health Care Assistant - Monday 1st February 15:00-15:30

    Paramedic - Thursday 4th February 12:30-13:00

    Dietetics - Monday 8th February 12:30-13:00

    Finance - Wednesday 10th February 09:00-09:30

    Medicine - Wednesday 10th February 12:30-13:00

    Orthotics - Thursday 11th February 12:00-12:30

    Electro Biomedical Engineering - Thursday 11th February 13:00-13:00

    Catering - Thursday 11th February 14:00-14:30

    If you are interested in attending any of these sessions please contact workplacements@blackburn.ac.uk with the name of the session you are interested in taking part in and they will send you the link

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