University Centre

Welcome to Nelson and Colne College’s University Centre. Launched in 2017, our centre builds on the College’s outstanding reputation for teaching and learning to offer adults in East Lancashire and beyond the opportunity to gain a University level qualification flexibly and affordably.

We offer a range of higher level qualifications (HNC/Ds), which are widely recognised for professional development and career progression. Not only can an HNC/D help you climb the career ladder quicker and improve your job prospects, it is a well cited statistic that graduates can expect to earn £100,000+ more over their lifetimes than someone who didn’t go to university.

In this section of the website, you will find information about the range of courses on offer, what flexible learning options are available to you, funding, and more. To speak to a member of our team, or to start your journey towards gaining a HE qualification, contact 01282 440272.

Browse University Centre Courses

Title Start Date Day Time Duration
Access to Health Professions Daytime 30 weeks, 3 days per week
Access to Social Care Daytime 30 weeks, 3 days per week
HNC/D in Applied Biology 1 year Full-time, 2 years Part-time Full-time: 2 days / week Part time 1 day per week
HNC in Business Studies Full Time: 2 days per week. Part Time: 1 day per week 1 year Full Time, 2 years Part Time
HNC in Computing and Systems Development Full-time: 2 days / week. Part-time: 1 day per week 1 year per level full-time / 2 years per level part-time
HNC/D in Engineering (Manufacturing/Electrical and Electronic) Full-time: 2 days per week. Part time: 1 day per week or Flexible Learning. 1 year per level full-time / 2 years per level part-time
HNC in Sport (Health, Fitness and Exercise) Full-time: 2 days per week. Part time: 1 day per week. 1 year per level full-time / 2 years per level part-time
PGCE/Certificate in Education 11th September Monday 9am - 1pm 30 weeks per year
Pre-Access to Health Professions and Social Care (Level 2) Daytime
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design Daytime 1 year
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