Guest speakers and expert staff have hosted a series of specialist talks at Nelson and Colne College in a bid to help students start thinking about their future.

Future Talks, now in its third year at NCC, saw A Level students and gifted and talented students from local secondary schools taken off timetable for the day and given the opportunity to take part in a range of engaging sessions and get a flavour for higher education.

Visitors included In Situ, Lloyds Bank, RSM UK, the Army and the NHS, as well as representatives from top Universities across the country.

Vice Principal Paul Britton said: “From finding out about applying to University, to learning about finances, to attending specialist talks such as ‘Careers in Healthcare’, students had a great day engaging with new and interesting topics during Future Talks.

“The annual event has become a real highlight of the NCC calendar, and gives students a taste of higher education learning, including lectures, and a chance to really think about the career pathway they want to take. At NCC, College is so much more than just getting the grades needed to move to their next step – it is about developing both personally and professionally so students leave as fully rounded individuals with knowledge and interests beyond the curriculum.

“We are absolutely delighted with how the day went, and look forward to welcoming more businesses, alumni, Universities and special guests into the College for next year’s event.”

Nelson and Colne College has celebrated a 99.9% pass rate in A Levels this year, with Government data placing it number one in Lancashire for A Levels based on value added scores. Once again, students have progressed to top Universities across the country, including the University of Oxford, the University of Manchester and Newcastle University.

For more information about studying A Levels at Nelson and Colne College contact 01282 440272 or visit

Alternatively, students and their parents/guardians are invited to attend NCC’s upcoming A Level Advice Event on Wednesday 9th November, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.