College Mission, Objectives & Priorities

Mission Statement

'Transforming lives through education, training and support'

Vision Statement

'Aspiring, innovating and achieving together'

Value Statements

  • Equality – we promote equality and diversity

  • Excellence – we strive for excellence and realise the potential of our learners

  • Empowerment – we empower our learners to change their lives through education and training

  • Commitment – we are committed to our learners’ education, training and support

  • Respect – we treat everyone equally and with respect

Academy Hair & Beauty | Blackburn College

At Blackburn College, we have our very own commercial Academy Hair & Beauty Studio, including:

  • Four Hairdressing Salons
  • Spa Facilities
  • Specialist Barbering Salon
  • Nail Room
  • Four Beauty Therapy Studios
  • Media Makeup Studio

The facilities are equipped to the highest standard and all sessions are supervised by very experienced and highly qualified staff. The Salons are run so as to enable students to experience a real working environment and develop their skills like they would in the industry.

Academy Hair & Beauty are official stockists of:

  • Wella Professional
  • GHD
  • Cloud 9
  • Dermalogica
  • Tangle teaser
  • Mr Pumice
  • Invisibobble
  • Cai-pan
  • Kaeso
  • Salon system
  • Jane Iredale
  • Crazy Angel Spray tan

Opening Times (Term Time)
Monday to Thursday, 9.00am – 9.00pm
Friday, 9.00am – 4.00pm
Saturday, 9.00am - 1.00pm (Beauty only)

Bookings are advised. Please telephone Hair & Beauty Reception on: 01254 292166

Where to find us:

The main reception and salons are located on the ground floor of the New Victoria Centre (opposite Feilden Street Car Park and Reidy's Music Store)


  • 10% off all treatments for new clients
  •  All staff receive 20% off
  • Current students receive 20% off with proof if ID badge 

Seasonal special offers are available and pamper packages can also be arranged on request.

Financial Support


FE Students! Don’t forget to apply for your Support Allowance. 

Funds are limited so please get your applications in quickly.

If you are 16-18 you can get up to £150

If you are 19+ you can get up to £500

Contact Student Finance on 292929 for more info.

If you need help applying you can make an appointment to see an advisor at one of the drop in sessions held every day at The Hub, 11am – 12.45pm.

Please note that payments of all Student Bursaries have been made into bank accounts since the end of the autumn term.

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    Assessment/Award Board Student Update
    by Irfan Patel - Friday, 21 July 2017, 5:20 PM

    Dear Students,

    I am pleased to inform you that we have an expected date for the Board which we anticipate taking place within 2 weeks. Any student who is offered reassessment as a result of the Board will be notified by 5pm the following day. As previously published, Reassessment ...

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    Re-sit Examination List - Lancaster Board
    by Irfan Patel - Friday, 21 July 2017, 5:09 PM

    Examination List (By Board)

    Board : LANCASTER -  Lancaster University

    Board Occurrence : 17AU

    Examination Category : All

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    HE End of Year Results
    by Irfan Patel - Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 4:59 PM

    Dear Student,

    I write to you with an update on regarding your end of year results.

    We are continuing to experience some IT and systems-related issues which are causing us further delays in confirming and publishing your results. We apologise for the delay and I wish to reassure you that ...

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    Final Year Degree Results
    by Irfan Patel - Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 4:53 PM

    Dear Final Year Students,

    I write to you with an update regarding your degree results. Despite extensive efforts of both the College staff and staff at our University partner to resolve technical issues quickly we continue to experience a small number of IT and systems-related issues which ...

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    FAO: Lancaster University Students
    by Edward Talbot - Friday, 7 July 2017, 4:11 PM

    Dear Students,

    It is with regret that I write to inform you of the postponement of the Lancaster University Award Board which was scheduled to take place on Wednesday 5 July 2017. 

    In consultation with the Chair of Academic Board, Dr Thomas Moore, the College has taken the joint ...

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    by Laura Lord - Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 8:43 AM

    Strike action is planned for Saturday, Sunday and Monday 8th-10th July.

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