Full-time students have the opportunity to take part in a range of additional activities which enable them to develop new skills, meet other students and make the most of their time as a student at College.
For the 2017/18 academic year, the extracurricular programme has had a significant revamp. Students have the chance to enhance their skills with one of our unique Pre-Professional Programmes, put themselves at the front of the queue for interviews by gaining a Career Skill such as First Aid or Heartstart or take up a Life Skill that will benefit them away from the classroom, for example baking or picking up holiday French, German or Spanish.
Students also have the opportunity to complete challenging but rewarding courses including the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award, develop their creative flair, for example, through Drama Club or with life drawing, or take part in a wide range of physical activities and sport sessions which run daily.
In addition, College has a number of sports teams who compete against other colleges and new in 2017 is the Burnley FC Girls’ Academy, which is a fantastic opportunity for female footballers to combine playing skills with academic practice.
In addition, we can help your son/daughter develop valuable skills by volunteering for different projects both in and outside College. Over the past few years we have worked closely with the Red Cross, Pendle Leisure Trust, Help Direct and the British Heart Foundation and our students have been involved in a variety of one-off and long term volunteer projects.
Your son/daughter will have been informed about these different events and activities at the Welcome Week. We want all our young people to get involved, get active and develop skills which will aid their confidence and future successes. Please encourage your son/daughter to embrace extracurricular activities.