Nelson Careers is an ‘outstanding’ Further Education College that is top in Lancashire for A Levels, top in the area for vocational studies and number one in the country for apprenticeship success (Government data 2016). In 2016, we celebrated a 99.9% pass rate for A Levels and a 100% pass rate for vocational study. We are home to 1,500 full time students and offer a range of courses to suit all needs.

Whole generations of families from across the region have benefited from the education they received while studying at Nelson. We are a future-focused college who pride ourselves on helping each individual student achieve their goals by offering exceptional teaching and facilities, as well as an array of enrichment opportunities.

In August 2016, the college joined forces with Adult Learning to deliver community learning opportunities for adults across Lancashire. The College is also proud to have established an Education Trust, a multi-academy trust within East Lancashire. Established in 2013, our Education Trust continues to grow.

Adult Learning

Our Adult Learning aims to provide learning opportunities for all adults across Lancashire.

It currently offers an extensive range of subjects to learners, with over 2000 courses delivered through more than 300 venues. This helps over 11,000 learners, many of whom have very diverse motivations for engaging with our offer, and makes us one of the UK’s largest Adult Community Learning Providers.

We’ve got courses to suit every need or ability from leisure courses to family learning, numeracy and literacy to employability skills. Recognised by Ofsted in 2016 with a ‘Good’ rating, we play a crucial role in moving society forward, reaching out and helping people in Lancashire to move on and up in their lives.

We work with over 200 partners across the county to take learning into the communities where it’s needed most. Above all, we put learners at the heart of everything we do – and over 70% choose to continue their studies with us.

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