Workforce development is embedded in the Burnley education system from secondary school through to higher education level.
Visions Learning Trust (University Technical College)
With a curriculum shaped and supported by local employers, Burnley's University Technical College provides a mixture of skills based learning linked to the local economy alongside traditional academic subjects to 14-19 year olds.
Specialising in advanced engineering and construction, Visions Learning Trust is one of only 9 University Technical College's in the North West.
The town's largest provider of Further and Adult Education and Business Training, Burnley College has consistantly acheived over a 99% A-Level success rates for a number of recent years. The college contains a specialist business training and apprenticeships division called Themis which works with employers to fulfil their training and apprenticeship needs including the creation of bespoke business training programmes.
There are a number of high quality to help businesses improve their workforce skills levels, such as Train to Gain, Skills Pledge, Apprenticeships, etc., but finding your way through all these programmes can be confusing. Our Employment Development Team can put you in touch with right people to give you the advice you need.
University of Central Lancashire (Burnley campus)
The UCLan campus in Burnley shares a purpose built state of the art campus, built in 2009, with Burnley College. In 2013 73% of Honours Degree students achieved a first class or 2:1 result. The university has links with local employers and delivers specialist courses in advanced manufacturing. UCLan has a high entreprenurial culture and is a leading university for supporting graduate businesses.