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 HE (Health Professions) 25th September 3 days per week 30 weeks, 3 days per week
Access to HE (Social Care) 25th September 3 days per week 33 weeks
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 Diploma in Business 27th September Thursday and Friday Full Time: 2 days per week. Part Time: 1 day per week 1 year Full Time, 2 years Part Time - 33 weeks per year
HNC Diploma in Computing and Systems Development 28th September Thursday and Friday Full-time: 2 days / week. Part-time: 1 day per week 1 year per level full-time / 2 years per level part-time - 33 weeks per year
HNC/D in Engineering (Electrical / Manufacturing) 28th September Thursday and Friday 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
BTEC HNC Diploma in Sport 26th September Tuesday and Thursday Full-time: 2 days per week. Part time: 1 day per week. 1 year per level full-time / 2 years per level part-time - 33 weeks per year
PGCE/Certificate in Education 4th 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 5th Sept 3 days per week 36 weeks.
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