Burnley College departments named best in country

Burnley College Sixth Form Centre lecturers celebrating after being named best in the country. (s)
Burnley College Sixth Form Centre lecturers celebrating after being named best in the country. (s)

Students and staff at Burnley College Sixth Form Centre are celebrating after their health, early years, care and public services departments were named as the most successful in the country.

The news came following the release of the Skills Funding Agency’s performance tables, which help identify further education providers who have the best long term success with their students.

Jayne Hodson, head of division for health and social care, was delighted with the findings.

“We are thrilled that Burnley College Sixth Form Centre has been confirmed as the most successful College in the country for health, social care, early years and public services. This recognition highlights the outstanding success rates our students achieve each year within these areas.”

Karen Pates, head of division for sport, business and the services, who leads the publics services curriculum area, said: “This recent announcement cements us firmly at the top of the tables, and is testament to the work of our outstanding staff. As part of our continued commitment to our students’ success we are dedicated to providing the best possible learning opportunities. Our outstanding lecturers ensure that the curriculum is developed to fully enhance employability prospects, with staff regularly going back to practice in schools, hospitals and the public services. We have also recently invested over £6m. in new teaching centres, and our specialist facilities now include a Dementia Awareness Suite and Early Steps Virtual Nursery.”

This recognition highlights the outstanding success rates our students achieve each year within these areas

Jayne Hodson, head of division for health and social care