The finishing touches are being applied ahead of Nelson and Colne College’s spectacular annual Art and Design End of Year Exhibition.

The exhibition celebrates the stunning works produced by both A Level and vocational students in NCC’s Creative department, including those on the highly esteemed Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, and it will feature a wide range of pieces including fine art, film, graphics, photography and textiles exhibits.

Manchester International Festival’s Managing Director Christine Cort will officially open the exhibition at a VIP launch night on Tuesday 12 June attended by students and their families and friends as well as dignitaries including the Mayor and Mayoress of Pendle and industry representatives.

The free to view exhibition will then open up to members of the public on Wednesday 13 June and Thursday 14 June from 12 noon until 4pm.

Head of Creative and Digital at Nelson and Colne College, Morag Davis, said: “Months and months of dedication put in by our talented students to create their amazing works all builds towards this event, and we’re incredibly excited again to be ready to show them off at our annual exhibition.

“Figures show that the creative industries are worth £92billion and are growing at twice the rate of the economy. One in 11 of all UK jobs are also now in the sector so it is vitally important that we continue to celebrate and promote creative routes to future students and highlight the valuable career pathways that can open up to them.”

There is still time to apply onto the wide range of Creative courses starting in September at NCC, designed to help students progress into employment, an Apprenticeship or university. Within the UK, creative industries employ 2million people and this is set to grow by 1.5million by 2025.

In its 2016/17 results, NCC achieved a 99.7% pass rate at A Level and a 100% pass rate in vocational courses. The college is top in the country for 16-18 learner achievement at all levels, number one in the country for A Levels, based on progress scores, and the number one college in the country for overall Apprenticeship achievement at all ages and levels. One in five of NCC’s 2016/17 leavers progressed on to a Russell Group university.

Government data also places NCC as the best college in the area for vocational courses, based on progress scores, while it is also the best college in Lancashire for student satisfaction, according to the FE Choices Learner Satisfaction Survey.

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