Blackburn College extends sixth form offering

Blackburn College is to build a new sixth form centre which will take an initial enrolment of 400 students beginning this September.

The new Blackburn Sixth Form will see the existing St Paul’s Centre at Blackburn College’s town centre campus extended and refurbished.

The development will create a self-contained Blackburn Sixth Form with drop-off facilities, study areas and classrooms. The work will expand the existing purpose-built classrooms and teaching spaces, scientific laboratories, student hub, computing suites and café.

It will offer a wide range of A-level courses and complementary vocational qualifications for school leavers aged 16-19, and will provide structure and support for students, with a timetable familiar to school leavers.

Principal Fazal Dad said: "Blackburn Sixth Form will provide a unique offering in the area. The building is purpose-built to ensure students have everything they need in one place, so they don’t need to travel between buildings.

“However, those looking for a more university-style course will have access to the wider college facilities if they wish.”

Asif Khan has recently been appointed as head of sixth form.

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