St Paul’s Street, Blackburn BB2 1DL 01254 292929
Information
  • Admin. staff 120
  • Established 1888
  • Location Blackburn, Lancashire, England, UK
  • Students 16,000
  • Vice principal www.blackburn.ac.uk
Blackburn College started as Blackburn Technical College, which was established in 1888 by public subscription. It originally specialised in engineering and textiles, introducing tertiary courses such as A-levels in 1984. In summer 2012, demolition of the 1960s Feilden Street campus, which once housed the colleges Sixth Form, began, making room for further development of the college which is rumored to be a 448 spaced car park and previously submitted planning developments for a new sports hall, gym and classrooms. Set to open in September 2013, the college is investing £6 million into a new STEM(MM) (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (Media and Music)) building, which will be placed next to the University Centre, the STEM(MM) building is to be Phase 4 of the colleges re-development and possibly one of the last buildings to be built.
Courses provided by the college include A-levels, NVQs and BTEC National Diplomas, and in conjunction with University Centre at Blackburn College, provides HNDs and degrees. The East Lancashire Institute of Higher Education is an associate college of the University of Lancaster, which validates most of its degrees.

Business Studies
Business and Law
Care and Health
Catering and Hospitality
Childhood Studies
Computing
Construction
Creative Arts
Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy
Media
Motor Vehicle
Music
Public Services
Science
Sport
Travel and Tourism
Campus
The main campus is in Blackburn town centre and consists of several buildings. The oldest is the Grade II listed Blackburn Technical School, built between 1888–1894; the building, situated at the centre of the campus, is now called the Victoria Building. Other buildings on the campus were built between the 1960s and 1980s. The increase in higher education, in conjunction with the East Lancashire Institute of Higher Education, resulted in an expansion of the college into a former British Telecom office building in the 1990s. In addition to the main campus, the college has two smaller sites, The Saturn Centre in the Greenbank area and Darwen Access Point in Darwen. In the 2000s, four phases of construction were announced, as the college aims to modernise its campus and increase the range of degrees offered