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  • Four new members add value and strength after appointment to Board of Corporation at Nelson and Colne College Group

    Four new members have joined Nelson and Colne College Group’s Board of Corporation, bringing additional professional strength and strategic skills to the growing operation. After a successful recruitment process, the quartet of Neil Hart, Liz Sedgley, Zulfi Khan and Julie Turner have been appointed, and they bring to the College Group’s governance a wealth of experience, skills and expertise […]

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  • Roy Walker

    Roy is proof that it is never too late to learn. In his 80s, and a sufferer of Parkinsons, Roy wanted to be more involved with his community and started on the Five Ways to Wellbeing Art Techniques course. He quickly progressed from beginners to intermediate and now runs a self-sustaining group in the community […]

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  • Tom Horne

    Tom, 26, was not motivated in the office job he was in, and wanted something different that he could grow into and a sector he could develop a career in. He began his Barbering qualifications at Nelson and Colne College, an area of interest that started in his teenage years when he was a regular […]

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  • Nicola Duckworth

    Nicola came back to her first ‘career love’ in her 30s. She had studied Hairdressing at Accrington and Rossendale College when she was 16, but did not complete the course and drifted into the night-time economy working in pubs and clubs. Years later, and after having had children, she found herself working in a care […]

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  • Fatima Bougzoul

    Fatima, 49, was a housewife and did not want her future to be one where she stayed at home all day. She began a Functional Skills English course with Lancashire Adult Learning, with the aim of starting a new career working in education. Before moving to the UK, she had previously worked in travel insurance […]

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  • James Barlow

    James fell into the mechanic trade having always had a passion for working on motor vehicles. He has worked in a number of garages over the years, but had never achieved any qualifications in the field. That needed to change as he became a self-employed mobile mechanic, and so he studied for his Motor Engineering […]

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  • Nathan Andrews

    Nathan, 31, has always had friends in the Barbering sector and has been interested in male grooming products and men’s styling for a long time. Previously a window fitter, he decided he wanted a new challenge… He took up a night course to do his Level 2 Barbering, quickly picking up the skills he needed, […]

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  • Debbra Walley

    Debbra, 36, was very shy and had little confidence in her own abilities when she began learning with Lancashire Adult Learning, and her life had been dedicated to bringing up her children. However, the more Debbra attended her employability sessions, the more her confidence grew and her enthusiasm developed. Soon her whole outlook and attitude […]

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  • Sophie Wilding

    Sophie, 37, began her journey with Lancashire Adult Learning by attending a First Aid Lancashire Lifesavers course. She re-established her love for learning and didn’t look back… She later achieved the Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support for Adults and Children and the Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid. Sophie’s aim was […]

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  • Principal champions change as College Commission publishes report on future of Further Education in England

    Nelson and Colne College Group’s Principal and CEO is leading the calls for the role of colleges in England to change ahead of the Government’s imminent publishing of a Further Education White Paper. After sharing its UK-wide recommendations in October, the Independent Commission on the College of the Future this week published the first of […]

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