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Nelson & Colne College

About Us


:Pendle’s first choice for learning and success.

To be the centre of excellence in education and training for the communities we serve, working in partnership to achieve success for all. We will:

  • Deliver the highest standards of teaching and learning;
  • Offer outstanding provision to young people, adults and employers;
  • Value and support all our students so that they achieve their full potential;
  • Be proactive in removing barriers to learning and progression.


  • Put the student first;
  • Pursue excellence in all we do;
  • Act with integrity and honesty;
  • Work together for our community;
  • Use our resources wisely and fairly.

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Our Mission Statement


Founded in the early 1970s, Nelson and Colne College was created by a merger of a number of local sixth forms. Since then the College has grown in size, currently serving the educational needs of around 1700 full-time students and 4-5000 part-time students, depending on the time of year.

Since then, whole generations of families from across the region have benefited from the education they received whilst studying at Nelson and Colne College. Use this section to find out more about how the College is governed, our policies and procedures, our commercial facilities and our highly successful alumni!

Our Location

Pennine Lancashire is famed for its stunning, rugged scenery. With a history of industry, it boasts thriving towns with excellent amenities and quaint villages and hamlets which are just off the beaten track. Truly the best of both worlds!

Nelson and Colne College is situated at the gateway to the picturesque village of Barrowford, in the shadow of iconic Pendle Hill. Within a short drive, residents of Pendle and the surrounding boroughs can enjoy Michelin starred restaurants, excellent schools, countryside designated as ‘Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ and designer boutiques - it really is a great place to live and work.

Pendle also enjoys competitive property prices with excellent transport links. Manchester lies to the south, and the Lake District is to the north, both being less than one hours drive away.

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