Virtual showcase of courses, facilities and more at Nelson and Colne College’s first online New Student Event!

School leavers looking to secure their exciting future at Nelson and Colne College will have the chance to experience life at one of the country’s leading colleges at a Virtual New Student Event next week.

Staff at Nelson and Colne College have been keen to ensure students and Apprentices set to start College in September do not to miss out on the New Student Event experience this year, and have been working hard to replicate it in an accessible online format.

A Level, vocational and T Level student event – Tuesday 7 July

Apprentices event – Wednesday 8 July

The college’s event will take place via a personalised invitation to all applicants, and will feature online tours of Nelson and Colne College’s modern facilities with interactive campus maps and panoramic photography – including the Learning Resource Centre, the £2million Engineering facilities, a new Digital workspace, Science laboratories, Hair and Beauty salons, and the Student Services and Careers Zone areas.

Students and Apprentices who have not yet signed up still have the time to do so by getting their application submitted to Nelson and Colne College. Those attending will receive a video welcome from their respective subject’s Head of Division, as well as an exclusive course taster including resources and interactive quizzes to prepare them for their chosen area of study.

There will also be a video welcome from Principal Amanda Melton, a feature on Nelson and Colne College’s range of support services, information on applications of bus passes and bursaries and a showcase of the college’s diverse and wide-ranging extracurricular programme.

For those who need help or wish to speak to a member of College staff during the event, a live Q&A chat with the Schools Liaison Team will take place between 10am and 2pm, and attendees can also set up an account for enrolment after GCSE Results Day in August.

“Ensure that their progression from secondary school to College is as smooth as possible.”

Principal Amanda Melton said: “Choosing a College is an important step in a young person’s life and I’m thrilled that we have been able to support our new students and Apprentices starting with us in September with this online experience to ensure that their progression from secondary school to College is as smooth as possible.

“By choosing Nelson and Colne College, you are selecting one that is among the leading colleges nationally across a range of performance measures, including A Level progress, classroom and Apprenticeship achievement, and student satisfaction.

“Each and every student at Nelson and Colne College receives a tailored study programme, so you can be confident in the knowledge that your future is our number one priority from the day that you first walk through our doors.

“We look forward to welcoming our new starters to our virtual event in readiness for September and to showcase everything that our outstanding College offers.”

Ishmaeel Iqbal, 19, progressed onto Durham University to study Natural Sciences after achieving A*A*A in his Mathematics, Physics, and Further Mathematics A Levels at Nelson and Colne College.

“The teachers here reflect the passion you have for your subjects.

Former Ss John Fisher and Thomas More RC High School student Ishmaeel said: “I would definitely recommend Nelson and Colne College to others as the teachers here reflect the passion you have for your subjects. I will look back on my time with good memories too as I developed into an independent student ready for the challenges that university and my career will hold.”

Harmony Roberts, 19, formerly of Colne Primet Academy, achieved A* in her Health and Social Work Professions course at Nelson and Colne College and progressed on to Manchester Metropolitan University to study Psychology with Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Harmony said: “The NHS Cadets was the most amazing experience to develop confidence and professionalism and I have loved my time at Nelson and Colne College where I have made friends for life. My experience has been enhanced by the fantastic Health and Social Care department.”

Former Park High School student Chloe Culkin, 18, is now working towards becoming a Nursery Practitioner through her Education and Childcare Apprenticeship at Little Blossoms of Barrowford.

Chloe said: “I chose to do an Apprenticeship because I wanted to be able to understand what it is like working hands on. I would recommend an Apprenticeship to anyone who is looking to gain practical experience. I receive so much support from both my employer and Trainer Assessor.”

Students who have not yet registered still can do so by contacting or applying online at