A Level students from Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form and a total of 40 students from local high schools including Colne Park High School, Colne Primet Academy, Marsden Heights Community College, Unity College and West Craven High School attended the College’s first A Level Career Conference.

Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form is dedicated to providing students with the knowledge and experience they need in order to achieve career success after their studies. The College already offers a range of Pre-Professional Programmes for careers such as Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Teaching and Journalism, and in addition, has developed its vocational programmes to create specific career pathways. Therefore, the College’s A Level Team were pleased to offer their students the chance to take part in an innovative and informative Career Conference.

During the day, students were able to participate in a range of activities and university style lectures aimed at helping them to make informed decisions about their future careers.

The speakers were from universities including Lancaster and Leeds, plus Cancer Research UK and representatives from employment sectors including healthcare and social work. They were also able to join a question and answer session with Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson, and enjoyed the opportunity to learn about life as a journalist from BBC Broadcaster Tony Livesey.

A Level student Greg Mott said; “The conference was a really good opportunity to find out what it is like to study at university.  I really enjoyed the chance to attend talks in subject areas I don’t usually study as well as having the chance to find out more about career options for the future.”