Start of Term

New students start on Wed 2 Sept

Returning/progressing students return on Thur 3 Sept


Please check your enrolment letter or enquire with your tutor for specific times. 


Next Adult Advice Event

Thursday 3rd September 2015, 5-7.30pm




Apply now!

To join an award winning Beacon College, which has consistently been categorised as Outstanding by Ofsted, follow this link to apply now! Early application is recommended as some courses fill very quickly!


Apprenticeship Vacancy of the Week - apply now!

NHS Business Admin Apprentice

Seeking an enthusiastic candidate to support the NHS team with a range of administrative duties and handling customer enquiries. Call our Apprenticeship Team Today on 01282 440 319.


We're in the top 1% of Colleges in the Country!  

The Alps Report, which measures 1122 schools and colleges across the UK, has shown that Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form is in the top 1% of schools and colleges NATIONALLY! 

Below are some key facts about the College, which will illustrate why we are considered to be one of the top colleges in Lancashire.

  • 100% A Level pass rate in 2015 for the 4th year running; continued rise in A* grades.
  • 100% Vocational pass rate in 2015.
  • LSIS Beacon College status since 2006, confirming Nelson and Colne as one of the country’s best colleges
  • Long-standing reputation for academic excellence: confirmed as Outstanding by Ofsted since 2005
  • Unique Pre-Professional programmes developed to support students pursuing professional careers such as Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Law, Journalism and Teaching
  • Over 300 students progress to a wide range of universities each year including high numbers progressing to Oxford, Cambridge and Russell Group universities
  • Outstanding Apprenticeship provision with success rates well above the Lancashire and national rates


NEW for 2015 - places still available!

Matrix Football Coaching in partnership with Matrix Soccer Academy

Cricket Academy in partnership with Nelson Cricket Club

Military Academy (pre-Military 15 week programme)

Burnley FC Shadow Squad

Teaching Assistant

Health Cadets





Nelson and Colne College
Scotland Road, Nelson
Lancashire, BB9 7YT

Telephone: 01282 440 200

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