College merger has ‘overwhelming’ support
ACCRINGTON and Rossendale College has combined with Nelson and Colne College after the proposals received ‘overwhelming’ support from the public.
Bosses say the merger into a single college will offer the ‘highest quality education for all’ and make them ‘financially robust’.
Current and prospective students will see no impact on their study or existing application as a result of the merger.
A public consultation was held earlier this year with the ‘overwhelming majority of responses being in favour of the united organisation’.
Amanda Melton, principal of NCC, said the combined institution will offer ‘exceptional skills, vocational and occupational training, sixth form and adult community provision’.
She said: “We are now looking forward to building on the strengths of both colleges to ensure the highest quality education and technical skills for all, as well as outstanding achievements and employment outcomes for students. By merging, NCC and A&RC will be able to deliver a growth of provision, a stronger financial future, and a highly skilled future workforce for the region.”
Accrington and Rossendale College is merging with Nelson and Colne College