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.

    Blackburn College News

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    by Laura Lord - Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 2:43 PM

    We are incredibly saddened by the events in Manchester on Monday and our thoughts and sympathies go to those who have lost lives, as well as to their families and friends. 

    If you would like support please contact the College Safeguarding Team by telephone – 01254 292424. 

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    Planned Rail Strike 30th May update
    by Laura Lord - Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 12:05 PM

    The RMT has suspended the planned 24-hour walkout on the 30th May.

    Services will now run as scheduled on this date.

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    Planned Rail Strike 30th May
    by Ciaran Molloy - Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 3:04 PM

    It has been highlighted in the media that the RMT have announced plans to carry out industrial action on Tuesday 30th May 2017.  The proposed action is planned to take place on the Southern, Merseyrail and Northern networks.  Northern’ response to this latest announcement is:

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    Bus Route and Timetable Changes
    by Ciaran Molloy - Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 3:49 PM
    There have been some slight changes made that will affect some buses. The changes will be in effect from the 21st of May

    Number 4
    -          Minor tweaks to the Monday to Friday morning journeys to improve reliability
    -          Monday to Friday and Saturday evening service reduced, last bus 19:00 ...
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    Satellite Clubs Survey
    by Irfan Patel - Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 3:10 PM

    Complete the Satelite Clubs survey to be entered in a prize draw for the chance to win 2 x £25.00 Amazon Vouchers!

    Deadline for completion is 28th May.

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    How can we achieve integration?
    by Irfan Patel - Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 11:33 AM

    Open to all Students and Staff