Partner institutions

UCLan has links with 25 further education colleges and specialist training organisations who deliver a wide range of courses, allowing students to study locally for their higher education award. All our partners meet the University’s high quality standard and Quality Assurance Agency standards. 

Find out more about our partners below:

Blackburn College

Blackburn College is the largest College in Pennine Lancashire and one of the largest providers of Higher Education for a College in the UK..

The College offers a range of Higher National Diplomas, Honours Degrees, Honours Degrees with Foundation Entry, Foundation Degrees and Teacher Training qualifications (approved by the University of Central Lancashire).

Burnley College

Burnley College offers all its University programmes in Partnership with UCLan. The highly successful relationship between Burnley College and UCLan has operated for over 20 years.

Carlisle College

Carlisle College provides higher education courses based on local market needs and with input from business – a combination that makes our graduates highly sought after by employers.

Furness College

Furness College provides a high quality educational experience and a wide choice of vocational routes into higher education.

Futureworks Training Ltd

Provides education and training in sound, music, film, TV, games, design & 3D animation.

Grwp Llandrillo Menai

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai delivers courses to around 27,000 students, including over 1,000 higher education students, at its campuses across North Wales.

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai offers well-qualified and experienced staff, first class facilities, and all the support you need to build your skills for your future career.

UCLan works collaboratively with the Grŵp to offer degrees in Policing, which are taught at the state-of-the-art University Centre.

Huddersfield New College

Huddersfield New College is an award winning, Ofsted Outstanding Sixth Form College. Our Sports department offers a wide range of facilities, including a purpose built Sports Lab and Sports Barn. We are proud to offer the Foundation Degree in Sports and Exercise Science. 

Hugh Baird College

Hugh Baird College prides itself on offering a varied range of HE provision and makes productive use of its partnership with UCLan to provide higher education of excellent quality, evidenced in our outstanding QAA HER Report and TEF Gold status.

Kendal College

Kendal College is a further education college situated on the edge of the Lake District National Park. It offers a range of full and part time degree courses, developed with industry requirements in mind. Our class sizes are small and we provide receive high levels of support throughout your programme.

Lakes College West Cumbria

Lakes Colleges is the only college in the North West to offer the Foundation Degree in Nuclear Decommissioning.

Lancaster and Morecambe College

The College offers a friendly, flexible environment, with a relaxed atmosphere where students can enjoy their learning experience.

Myerscough College

University Centre Myerscough is one of the UK’s largest providers of land-based and sports education, offering degrees in more than 20 exciting subjects. It is amongst the top UK institutions in the sector for student satisfaction and an Associate School of the University of Central Lancashire.

University Campus Oldham

University Campus Oldham brings a broad range of higher education courses to Oldham and Greater Manchester. We develop highly skilled graduates who make their mark on the town and beyond.

Preston's College

Preston’s College are committed to encouraging growth and continuing their success in delivering quality standards of higher education.

Runshaw College

Runshaw College is one of the UK’s leading and award winning colleges, renowned nationally for its outstanding results and friendly and supportive atmosphere. We offer a variety of Further Education, Higher Education and Apprenticeship courses to help all of our students achieve their goals.

School of Electronic Music

Since 1996, The School of Electronic Music Manchester has been at the forefront of music production, audio engineering, DJing and performance – providing exceptional training and facilities for those who want to take their love of music further.

Southport College

Southport College is established as a leading provider of education and skills throughout Merseyside and West Lancashire.

St Helens College

University Centre St Helens is founded on educational heritage, experience and tradition tracing back over 125 years. Based in the heart of the Northwest in St Helens town centre, University Centre St Helens is in an ideal location with strong transport links and just 20 – 30 minutes from both Liverpool and Manchester city centres.

St Mary's College

Based in Blackburn, St Mary's College dedicated team of staff are experienced in helping students progress to higher education and welcoming students back into education if they have had a break from study.

Spirit Studios

Spirit Studios is based just five minutes’ walk from Manchester Piccadilly station, we work closely with surrounding industry and creative communities to provide you with excellent audio and creative education.

West Lancashire College

West Lancashire College are a further education college offering a range of full and part-time courses.

Wigan and Leigh College

With 70 years of expertise delivering vocational higher education the University Centre Wigan and Leigh College is the first choice partner to secure your career success.

For careers and sector expertise in Business, Professional & Technology, Creative Arts & New Media, Engineering and Health & Social Care, Sport & Education.

Wirral Metropolitan College

For affordable, high quality university level courses, with small class sizes and excellent facilities, choose Wirral Met College.  We are proud to be working in partnership with the University of Central Lancashire and share their commitment to quality, personalised provision and excellent support for students.

VSS Academy

VSS Academy, continuing dental education

Cardinal Newman College

Cardinal Newman College University Courses