Welcome to Accrington & Rossendale College, a whole world of possibilities for your future. This is an important and exciting time for you, as you set off on the next stage of your learning journey and lay the foundations for your future career.
As a student at AccRoss we expect you to aim high and be the best you possibly can be. We believe that your time at college should be much more than just the course of study you choose. As well as gaining valuable qualifications, you will get an education that is firmly focussed on getting you the job you want. This may be through progression to Higher Education or directly into the employment market. We are dedicated to providing you with the best teachers and tutors, who all have impressive track records in their own industries, and who will work with you to ensure you achieve your goals.
Learning until you are 18
Raising of the participation age for school leavers
Young people will be staying in education or training until they are 18. This is known as Raising the Participation Age (RPA). There is a range of education or training options available.
This applies to anyone who was born on or after 1st September 1996.
At 16 you can choose what, how and where you learn:
You can go onto a further education college.
You can stay on at school if it has a sixth form or transfer to a sixth form at another school.
You can undertake an Apprenticeship through a training provider.
You can work or volunteer for more than 20 hours a week but you must also study towards a recognised qualification.
For more information on RPA visit the website below: