A shared vision for education in Pennine Lancashire
On this site, you will find Frequently Asked Questions about the merger, our public consultation document and feedback, as well as the official dissolution resolution. If you have any further questions, then please do not hesitate to get in touch using the short contact form below.
Frequently Asked Questions
We are delighted to announce a vision for a new merged College for Pennine Lancashire, building on the strengths of Accrington and Rossendale College and Nelson and Colne College.
What is happening and when?
What will happen to the names of the colleges?
What are the benefits of merging?
There are plenty of reasons why both colleges have decided to move forward with this merger proposal. These include a growth of provision, greater opportunities for students and employers across the region, and enhanced extracurricular opportunities. Another benefit is a long-term financial sustainability and capacity to invest in staff and resources. You can find out more in our consultation document.
What is the vision for the merged College?
The merged College will have the learner and our customers at its very heart and will work hard to ensure they have the best possible outcomes Our goals for the merged college include delivering the highest quality provision for all and ensuring outstanding achievements and employment outcomes. You can find out more in our consultation document.
Will the merger have an impact on current or prospective students?
No. Current or prospective students do not need to worry. Students should apply to the college they wish to study at. Any future plans will consider arrangements to ensure students are not inconvenienced.
Why would now be a good time for the proposed merger?
Have any questions?
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