You’ll be studying hard to get the grades you want, but College is about enjoying yourself as well. We want you to broaden your experiences in life, meet new people and develop as an individual. You will meet new friends in your tutor groups and in addition to that, we provide excellent social areas where you can meet like-minded people or join social, recreational and sporting clubs.
Night life in the region
Liverpool, Manchester, Preston and Leeds music scene and night life offer students fantastic entertainment and provide a great way to relax whilst studying at college. The cities have an abundance of world famous bars, clubs and music venues all within easy reach.
Shop until you drop
Being centred between many of the cities and big towns in Pennine Lancashire, shopping for anything from high class boutiques to locally produced farm produce is simple and will keep you busy. The Trafford Centre, Salford Quays and Liverpool, Manchester, Preston and Leeds city centre’s are all within 40 minutes travelling from both Accrington and Rossendale.
Food and drink
There are a variety of local cafes, restaurants and bars to tantalise your taste-buds, from traditional Lancashire dishes to the tastes of the continent. Get out and about in the Pennines and sample some of the finest food available with stunning views of the area. There is also a wide choice of take-away establishments and supermarkets to accommodate everyone’s taste.
The North West and in particular Pennine Lancashire are passionate about sport, from Football to Rugby League, Cricket to Cycling; the region hosts many sporting events throughout the year.
Accrington has excellent transport links, making it quick and easy to travel to almost anywhere in the country, including the Lake District, Peak District and North Wales. It is also only a short journey to enjoy the scenic attractions of Lancashire’s coastline, with miles of open sands and nature reserves.
Arts and culture
The region has a year round diary of events and places to visit. Art galleries and museums are located across the North West, providing stimulating experiences and insight into culture and history.
Monday 5th September 2016 – Tuesday 20th December 2016
(Half Term Holiday = 31st October – 4th November 2016)
Wednesday 4th January 2017 – Friday 31st March 2017
(Half Term Holiday = Monday 13th February – 17th February 2017)
(Mid Term Holiday = Monday 3rd April– Friday 14th April 2017)
Tuesday 18th April – Thursday 6th July 2017
(Half Term Holiday = Monday 29th May – Friday 2nd June 2017)
Enrichment opportunities provide our learners with the skills and experiences to enhance their personal development and employability skills, to ensure that all learners are able to realise their full potential and achieve positive progression to further study or employment. Please click here to learn more.